Filed under news that will make you smile: Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados finally met her Palestinian father for the first time. The 24-year-old Cebuana beauty shared a sweet snap of the two of them having pizza on Instagram and described the meeting as 'surreal.'
"SURREAL. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always heard the stories of how my mom and dad first met. The year was 1990. Venue, Shakey’s Pizza Parlor. Now here I am, 30 years later… The Year 2020. Shakey’s. Having my very first dinner with my DAD! What a way to start my year."
Gazini has always been very open about her longing for her father. Raised by her mother and her grandparents, she once said that part of her goals as a beauty queen is to travel so she can see her father, according to The Philippine Star.
She also shared in an interview with Manila Bulletin: "I don’t know if he is still alive. I’m hoping for the best. He’s a Palestinian. I just wanna go there and try to look for him. I would give him a hug. I would thank him for the genes because without him, I wouldn’t be here… I’d be joyful."
The Miss Universe 2019 Top 20 Finalist also said that she never once harbored ill feelings towards her father. In Magandang Buhay, Gazini opened up about her hopes of meeting him one day: "Hoping to meet you someday, and I never had the grudge of how and why I didn’t have a dad because everything happens for a reason."
Aww, here’s to hoping that you get to share more moments with your father, Gazini!
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