Sunday, September 18, 2011

Miss World Philippines 2011 is Gwendolyn Ruais!

The first Miss World Philippines 2011 is the 21 year old Gwendolyn Ruais who hails from Muntinlupa City. Gwendolyn Ruais competed as candidate #13. She is half Filipino, half French. Other winners are 1st Princess - Helen Nicolette Henson, 2nd Princess - Martha Chloe McCulley, 3rd Princess - Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, and 4th Princess - Jaysel Arrozal.

There were a total of 25 finalists who competed for the crown. The coronation was held at the PICC Plenary Hall and aired through GMA 7. Miss World 2010, Alexandria Mills, who traveled all the way to Manila, crowned Gwendolyn Ruais. As a winner, she received P1 million worth of cash and a condo unit from SMDC. She will be representing the Philippines in the 61st Miss World Pageant to be held in London this coming November 6, 2011.

Best in Long Gown - Ma. Paula Bianca Paz
Best in Swimsuit - Gwendolyn Ruais
Best in Talent - Rogelie Catacutan
Miss Photogenic - Samantha Purvor

Miss Healthy Body - Gwendolyn Ruais
Miss Friendship - Rogelie Catacutan
Miss Metro DentaL Smile - Helen Nicolette Henson
Miss Sheridan - Richelle Therese Borja
People's Choice - Loucelle de Jesus
Miss SMDC - Martha McCulley
Miss Kapuso World- Martha McCulley
Miss Sheridan - Louelle de Jesus
Miss Philippine Prudential Life Insurance - Jayanne Aldanese
Miss Manny O - Samantha Purvor
Miss Shimyon - Erina Lightholder
Best Fashion Designer – Delbey Bragais (she designed Gwendoline's gown)

The pageant was hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Carla Abellana, and Isabella Daza. Congressman and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was one of the judges. Beauty expert Fanny Serrano, cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo, actress Iza Calzado, and GMA 7's Wilma Galvante were also part of the panel.


  1. Oh! wow, I was watching a while ago and thought she'd really make it and she did! congrats to the winner!

  2. I think Helen Nicolette Henson was also the first runner up in Binibining Pilipinas 2010 which was won by Venus Raj.

  3. We should all definitely be proud of her :). She showed class and wit without trying too hard.


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