5 comments on “Excellent job, @GwenRamosRuais !!!

  1. Thank you Gwen, for the honor you gave our country. And to your manager, Norman Tinio, great job indeed.
    Now that her reign is over, I wanna see Gwen in boxing arena, I know she will excel on that and follow the footsteps of Pacquiao.
    Go Gwen, see you in Mandalay Bay Arena.

  2. I loved Gwen’s look that evening. She was even more stunning there than she was during the Miss World pageant in London. She looked so divine, chic, and beautiful.

  3. FROM THE PHILIPPINES EN ROUTE TO THE WORLD
    By ARIEL ALLERA

    The Miss World 2012 Philippines pageant concluded last Sunday night at the posh Tent City of the historical Manila Hotel. It’s interesting to note that four of my five favorites entered the top 5–Queenierich Rehman (winner), Mary Anne Ross Misa (first princess), Vanessa Claudine Amman (second princess), and April Love Jordan (third princess)–except for Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (fourth princess).

    Rehman looked so regal the whole time, and she reminded me of Miss India Universe 1999 Gul Panag and Miss Asia Pacific 2000 Diya Mirza Handrich (also from India). I wonder if she’s Filipino Indian. When she sat on her throne with the crown on her head, I surmised she’s already carrying some promise as the first Filipina to win the coveted Miss World crown in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia come August 18, 2012. Her only obstacle would be the current political relations between China and the Philippines. We’ll see.

    Misa was lovely and statuesque, but I couldn’t understand why she was made to wear an evening gown that resembled a festival costume–an honest mistake that stole the thunder of her immaculate Filipina features. Had she worn an elegant gown, she might’ve (take note: might have) cinched a victory or clinched the crown, as that would mean that she’s stunning the whole night, and therefore, such consistency could have won the judges’s approval. Her height would serve as her might at the global competition next month. She reminded me of a former Japanese beauty queen, Miss Universe 2006 first runner-up Kurara Chibana.

    Amman stood out from the rest, owing to her exotic features and vibrant personality. She resembled my all-time favorite beauty queen, Lara Dutta, Miss Universe 2000 from India. It’s been eons since the last time I saw her in Cebu–a few days into the pageant, I found a photo of her in my cabinet, taken during her very first fashion show (at Ayala Center Cebu) where I did her makeup. Two celebrities–actor Marvin Agustin and Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez who were caught watching in the audience and asked on the spot–admitted to numbering Amman among their favorites respectively. Anyhow, Jordan was beautiful. Had she done better at the question-and-answer portion, she would have made the judges’s job tougher.

    This year’s pageant is a bit of an improvement from 2011, in terms of overall presentation. If a Best in Hosting award were to be given, then it should have gone to Patricia Fernandez: she was beyond spontaneous and unaffectedly witty–and I was quite surprised because that’s the first time I saw her hosting. I concede that she should take the place of one of today’s myriad boring hosts across T.V. stations. To recall, Patricia was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-International in 2008.

    The stage was too small to accommodate the many beautiful women in our country. The opening video and the production number were such a blast, and I loved them for being festive. But as the show had progressed, its choreography seemed amateurish, to say the least. Nonetheless, I’d like to give a thumbs-up to the organizers, especially Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino, for another successful search for our country’s best bet to the Miss World pageant.

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