Gazini Ganados to undergo 'level up' Q&A training ahead of Miss Universe 2019

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 10) — More than her passarella, newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados will be pressed harder to improve her public speaking ability, as she guns for the country's back-to-back win in the international beauty pageant.

One of Ganados' mentors said her training for Miss Universe 2019 will concentrate on "question and answer."

"We will work on the Q&A aspect, public speaking, and articulating her views, that is where we'll be concentrating [on]," Rodgil Flores, co-founder of Ganados' camp Kagandahang Flores, told reporters after the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Coronation Night Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

"We have a battery of trainers, we are preparing modules na for her, sobrang (very) level up for international competitions," Flores added.

While the 23-year-old Cebuana beauty confidently delivered her answer during the Q&A portion of Binibining Pilipinas 2019, some viewers thought she failed to address the question.

Asked what she would do to get more women in the workplace, Gazini said she will promote her advocacy of fighting for women's rights and caring for elderlies.

WATCH: Gazini Ganados' winning answer at Bb. Pilipinas 2019

Flores, however, said his camp will still polish her walk and stage presence.

"Syempre hindi rin masa-sidline 'yung lakad kasi kailangan talaga 'yung presentation skills because admit it kailangan mo muna mag-present ng sarili mo on stage before you'd be asked the question," he said.

[Translation: We'll not set aside training her walk because presentation skills is really important because admit it you have to present yourself on stage first before you will be asked the question.]

Back-to-back win

Ganados is facing the tough job of claiming the country's first back-to-back Miss Universe win, a feat that only Venezuela has achieved in the international pageant's history. The Philippines' most recent attempt to bag the coveted title twice in a row was in 2016 when then country's bet, Maxine Medina, failed to duplicate Pia Wurtzbach's victory the prior year.

Flores believes Ganados can pull off the elusive victory and follow the footsteps of Filipina-Australian beauty and reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.

"It's rare pero (but) it's not an impossibility. One country was able to do that-- Venezuela, eh alam nyo namang lahat kaliga na natin ang (and everyone knows were are with) Venezuela when it comes to being a powerhouse in the beauty pageant," he said.

The young Cebuana's advantage, according to Flores, will be her looks.

"Gazini has an international look and she's very very good on stage, so 'yun 'yung advantage nya (that will be her advantage)," he said.