Throwback to Miss World Philippines 2011: Its first stand-alone National Pageant
In what was the first breakaway title from Bb. Pilipinas, the franchise of Miss World had a changing of guards after the 2010 edition (which left Bb. Pilipinas World 2010 Czarina Gatbonton with no actual successor to crown during Bb. Pilipinas 2011) where a dedicated national pageant was staged at the PICC for Miss World Philippines. It was a momentous inaugural edition under Cory Quirino which saw the winner getting a cool million pesos, a condominium unit from SMDC, a GMA7 management contract and the right to represent the country in London for Miss World 2011. Gwendoline Ruais was an unstoppable force in that batch. Aside from a statuesque height, she articulated herself well and possessed the X-factor that could be the winning formula in getting the blue crown. And she almost did after placing 1st Runner-Up to Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela. It won’t be for another two years before the country won its first Miss World crown, but that is topic for another entry during this throwback-filled home quarantine period.
Mr. Tinio, @ scorg has a comment on the inaugural ME post that isn’t displaying. 😦
I always thought she benefitted from JM culinary school.
Placememt is higher than what she really deserved.
She placing higher than Puerto Rico (yes, the more deserving Puerto Rican) was beyond me. I always thought it was due to her being the inaugural MWP under a new ND, and the connection her family has with the British Royals.
Besides, 2009-2012 saw MW relegating stunning candidates to runner up positions.
2009 – Mexico
2010 – South Sudan
2011 – Puerto Rico
2012 – Wales
In addition, her humility was on display when she joined season 4 of Asia’s Next Top Model.
Sorry, it was Botswana of 2010.
Gwen is one of my favorite beauty queens
I thought she would win MW that yr
Parang Utal magasalita and not very queenly si Venezuela. Akala ko nga pipi at bingi sya
One of the biggest WTF moment In BbP when Gatby ‘PUNO’ beat Not only Gwen R. but other deserving candidates that year. I still believe a conspiracy theory that one of the coach(she no longer work the following year), manipulated the results putting Gatbys name in the semi finalist and the rest is history. I also believe that was the year when JM just lost it all, taking the franchise away from MSA.😅
Her placement was too high for her. Top 15 pwede na. Mas ok pa si Puerto Rico na 1st Princess nun tapos si South Africa/England/Korea ang nasa 2nd Princess position. Pakonswelo lang yan ni Manay Hulya sa Felepens para bumango yung new organization dito noon. Syempre bago. Off kaya lagi styling ng babaitang ito kahit nung preliminary days pa lang. Taka nga ako umarangkada nung finals. Yun pala niluluto na best chef in the world na si Madame Hulya. Matangkad lang siya, yun lang. Chweh!
May korona sya ikaw wala. Listahan ng utang meron ka.
Kung makapintas naman to. Eh kung kaya ikaw ilaban namin sa Miss World, baka si Julia magdalawang isip na lutuin ang laban para sayo. Boom!!! Akala mo naman major sponsor to ng MWP.
Kay Cory Quirino ka magpaliwanag. Ewan ko lang kung papansinin ka ng mga yon. Vina Yu, masyado kang mapanglait sa kapwa, anyway, may kakalagyan naman ang mga ganyan ang ugali. Maghintay ka lang sa balik ng karma.
Choserang mga vakla! Edi siya na kagandahan at pinakadeserving. Pinoy nga naman, masyadong nasyonalista, nashondidates na lang nila ang may karapatan sa lahat ng placements sa lahat ng pageants. MAS MARAMING MAS DESERVING KAY GWEN NUNG MISS WORLD 2011. Well, kung sinubaybayan niyo from prepageant activities pa lang. Kung si Rehman siguro ang nakarunner up finish baka hindi pa kwestyonable sa iba. Chweh!
Tsehhh ka din, hindi isyu dito yung pagiging nationalista. Bakla ang isyu dito eh ung ugali mo. Ang pisikal na anyo ng tao posibleng maimprove or mapaganda pa pero yung ugali mo na parang walang kapintasan at walang damdamin sa kapwa wala ng remedyo jan. Anyway, karma is always in action. wait ka lang, kung di man para sayo, eh baka para sa pamilya mo or mga pangarap mo. Kaya hinay hinay sa panlalait sa hitsura ng mga kandidata kasi never ka namang inilaban sa pageant.
Vakla, hindi ko siya nilait. MAS MARAMI LANG TALAGANG MAS DESERVING SA KANYA. At very obvious yan kung nasubaybayan mo talaga yung pageant. Niluto lang talaga ni Manay Hulya yan dahil bagong org yung MWP dito. hamak naman talagang mas deserve pa nina Korea at Puerto Rico yung runner up spot na yun kaysa sa kanya. Huwag kang kukuda vakla kung di mo nasubaybayan yung pageant. Chweh!
Nasubaybayan ko yang pageants na sinalihan ni Gwen kaya wag mo kaming maoutsmart. Sino ka ba sa palagay mo para sabihin na hindi deserving ang mga kandidata na pumasa sa standards. Ewan ko lang kung matakot sa mga comments mo sina SMA, CQ, ALV, Paula, Julia, isama mo na din ang mga taga Japan. Eh kung ikaw pala ang magaling eh bakit hindi ikaw ang kinuhang coach ng mga kandidata. Pagpalain ka sana ng diyos na pinaniniwalaan mo.
Chosera ka, di mo yan nasubaybayan. Dahil kung nasubaybayan mo yan, alam mong mas maraming mas deserving dyan kay Gwen. Alam mo gurl, hindi porket pinoy ako, laging sa pinoy side ako lalo na at alam kong napolitika lang natin yung placement. Yung kay Queenie ako nasaktan nung 2012 at kay Hillarie nung 2015. I was expecting them to finish at least in Top 5. Yung kay Gwen, shookt ako dahil alam ko naman na hindi ganun kalakas ang laban niya nun. Unlike dun sa dalawa na namention ko. Chweh! Di lang ako bulag-bulagan na kagaya mo vaks. Chweh ulit!
Hindi sya kagandahan. Palagay ko malakas lang sya sa politika ng MW dahil gusto pasikatin ang MUP sa pagkalas sa BBP.
Ang Reina ng “follow to unfollow” sa Instagram! Bakla! Dami inis sa kanya sa ka-lechehan pinaggagawa niya sa Social Media!
It’s the BIGGEST REVENGE of GWENDOLINE RUAIS to STELLA ARANETA (and CZARINA GATBONTON). MSA CROWNED a SO-SO (therefore ordinary) candidate, SO TALO SA MW. In Joseph Vitug’s pre-pageant review, he said that if MAJORITY of the JUDGES are MALES, most likely Czarina WOULD WIN a CROWN. Indeed, he was right – majority of the judges were males & Czarina won.
TO AVOID of BECOMING ANOTHER JANINA SAN MIGUEL (her kababayan by the way), Czarina OPTED TO USE FILIPINO in answering the question. Was her answer excellent? My answer is NO. But, again the predominantly male judges loved her EXOTIC beauty. Gwedoline’s loss, however, gave her more time to hone herself and be a far better competitor, hence she won the first ever MWP title. She was also very competitive in London given her preliminary scores. Her 1st runner up placement was well deserved. She just lost points to Ms. Venezuela in terms of FACIAL BEAUTY & that Barbie doll like gown of the latter (I believe).
NOW, the question FLOR is – Ganito rin kaya ang mangyayari sa first ever Miss Universe Philippines? Will MICHELLE GUMABAO win the MUP title and earn the first runner up placement in Miss Universe this year? Sabi kasi ni Flor (dapat) hanggang 1st runner up LANG DAW muna ang AIM natin ngayong taong ito for a number of reasons. One of which is that Patch Magtanong is slated to join MUP in 2021.
With Flor’s CONCERN of Gazini NOT HAVING a successor, pabayaan na natin siyang manahimik. After all, SHE DID NOT DESERVE to WIN THE 2019 MUP title JUST LIKE the case of Czarina Gatbonton in 2010. Either ang Miss Grand International or runner up position lang muna ang dapat ibinigay kay Gazini. Hannah Arnold and Vickie Rushton gave WEAK ANSWERS (to their questions), BUT Gazini gave A WRONG REPLY and still won the MUP title. THAT’S INJUSTICE. So abangan ang susunod na kabanata…
Agree. Kaya utal utal ang merlat na si Gazini sa MU. Awra awra lang kasi alam. Mga vakla naman naglaway agad nung nginusuan sila ni Gazini with matching fiery eyes sa mga photoshoot. Vacks to Vacks agad ang sigaw ng mga vaklushing parlorista at nagkakalat pa sa ibat ibang mga pageant groups and forums. Ayun, back to backstage tuloy. Nautal at nawala kasi sa speech pa lang. Chweh!
Kulang ka lang sa bayu bayu kung makapintas ka WAGAS???
Mga pakawala ni Jonas evil. Pwe!
@ Pierro Rocco I thought Gwendolyn’s connection to Parisian political elite was foremost on JM’s mind…,. Her uncle was a former Mayor of Paris?
I thought you were mulling MG for MWP? Anyway, granted MG does win MUP 2020, it would give MUP organization the STAR FACTOR they need BADLY to create BUZZ, which I think no one (else) in the current batch can match. Had Teresita Ssen joined, I could envision both “artistas” as the Final 2. Let’s face it! Pageantry, after the experience with Pia and Catriona, NEEDS SHOW BUSINESS to financially survive nowadays. It should “jolog-ize”, cut away its elitist origins.
What I meant when I said that we do not need to win yet is based on a comment I (also) saw here (in the blog) that alleges JG and company are working towards our fifth MU crown within as many years; anyway, they are just starting. Mahirap nga naman kung manalo on their first year tapos zero afterwards; better to take it progressively higher. Para quantifiable ang progression.
Atty. Magtanong is her own animal. She was the one who mentioned 2021; Mr. Tinio already blogged about it, if you guys recall. Ang sinasabi ko, huwag mag-place si Pat Babista sa kabila para may ipantapat na DLSU Magna Cum Laude sa UP Cum Laude ng jowa ni Josh Cordovez. Makita tuloy natin kung sino talaga marunong sumagot! Ta’s, Mr. Tinio, ‘yung isa pa po’ng taga-UP na fi-neature niyo dati na gusto rin mag-abugasiya, recruit niyo na po sa The Camp at nang maipantapat na kay Bea Patch. Pangalan niya is with initials KC? Tama po ba?
Hannah SHOULD be the A&Q bet that crowns at BBP 2020! Alangan naman’g magsabong ulit sila ni Bea Patricia…. @ Fabian Reyes wanted Hannah and Maureen at MUP, instead, ‘di ba? 😦
Gwen answer in MWP is the same as hers in MW. I think Catriona did the same back in 2016. But Megan Young tried not to copy paste her answers when she competed in both local and international pageant of MW in 2013.
I stand corrected about Gwen. Her answer in BBP2010 (not in MWP2011) is the same as hers in MW2011, that is “What is more wonderful than doing what you love by helping others”.
Natural. Parehong tanong eh. Pwe! At bakit yung judges sa MW eh narinig sagot sa MWP? Pwe!
Therefore, by extension….
Gazini has been left with no real successor. And,… ZT should come over to crown MUP 2020 (best-case scenario).
Who is the 3rd Princess, Mr. Tinio? She is PRETTIER version of Arida…. 🙂
Zozibini is the target to crown MUP2020
@ Norman That’s 14 June, right, po?
March ends tomorrow. Two (2) WHOLE months – April & May – of on-line pageant activities, assuming the community quarantine will require extension….
June should hopefully allow some unlocking in time for the 2021-22 academic calendar to begin. Or, can we use this as opportunity to finally synchronize with the international/global scholastic schedule by starting ALL schools in August? Dep-Ed will have sufficient time to prepare….
I think August-September for all Nationals will be OK. Sunod-sunod na para matapos agad. Mr. Tinio, advise your organization contacts to plan for an August resumption. Anything within the next four (4) months might be a stretch, if not impossible given current situation.
August could be the earliest best-case…. But could run into Ghost Month…. How is July like to your Chinese geomancy experts? Will Metal Rat weaken with the Summer Solstice, 21 June?
Papuntahin si ZT. Kawawa naman. Walang ganap. Tatak IMG! Tatak mukhang pera. Mudmuran ng scammed and stolen money.
ZY has no appeal…sorry