2019 Miss Uni­verse opens global vote for pre­lims, nat’l cos­tume

Manila Bulletin - - Front Page - By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA

Help Miss Philip­pines Gazini Gana­dos en­ter the top 20 or win the na­tional cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion of the 2019 Miss Uni­verse beauty pageant in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia.

The Miss Uni­verse Or­ga­ni­za­tion has an­nounced the 2019 Miss Uni­verse Global Vote for both the Pre­lim­i­nary and Na­tional Cos­tume com­pe­ti­tions.

On its web­site, the MUO said that con­tes­tants who re­ceive the high­est num­ber of votes for the Pre­lim­i­nary Com­pe­ti­tion will ad­vance to the top 20 dur­ing the fi­nal Miss Uni­verse com­pe­ti­tion on Dec. 8 (Dec. 9 Manila time).

"Our global au­di­ence is now able to cast one free vote for their fa­vorite con­tes­tant for the Pre­lim­i­nary Com­pe­ti­tion," the MUO said.

It added: "Ad­di­tional votes are avail­able for pur­chase and a por­tion of the pro­ceeds will be do­nated to MUO char­i­ta­ble part­ners."

The Vot­ing Pe­riod for the Global Vote started at 12 p.m. ET Sun­day, December 1, 2019 and will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on Fri­day, December 6, 2019. Votes re­ceived out­side of the Vot­ing Pe­riod will not be counted.

"Visit vote.mis­suni­verse.com and fol­low the in­struc­tions to vote. You may vote once per con­test for free by press­ing on the green star on the im­age of your cho­sen can­di­date, af­ter which you may cast ad­di­tional votes with no limit by press­ing on the gold star on the im­age of your cho­sen can­di­date and se­lect­ing the vot­ing pack of your choice for pur­chase us­ing mo­bile op­er­a­tor and/or credit card billing, depend­ing on your coun­try."

"Gold votes may be pur­chased for €0.33 each in packs of 3, 15, 30, 60, 150 or 300 votes," the MUO said.

Ninety con­tes­tants are com­pet­ing in this year's Miss Uni­verse pageant. Join­ing the pres­ti­gious beauty con­test for the first time are Bangladesh and Equa­to­rial Guinea.

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