Late yesterday morning, the motorcade of Miss World 2011 First Princess Gwendoline Ruais was finally held after it was postponed earlier this week due to bad weather. From the GMA Network Center in EDSA all the way to the SM Mall of Asia, she gamely waved and acknowledged the cheers of fans, supporters and onlookers along the way. It took all of two hours before reaching the end point, but she never complained. Accompanying her atop the float were the Miss World Philippines runners-up Nicolette Henson, Chloe McCulley and Jaysel Arrozal.
It was a long and successful journey for Gwen in London and now that she is back home, she’s more than ready to face the next challenge before joining Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos and Julia Motley in their world tour come January.
Some showbiz engagements before that, perhaps? 🙂
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide
Gwendoline Ruais, Miss World 2011 First Princess, arrived in Manila fresh and triumphant from London where she achieved the highest placement of a Filipina in the contest since 1973. She was immediately whisked to a Presscon at Midas Hotel (photo above). A day after, she was lined up for several TV guestings with GMA-7 including an interview in Startalk where she detailed her wonderful memories of the pageant.
Today, she will be part of Party Pilipinas. Catch her production number together with Miss World Philippines Princesses Nicolette Henson, Chloe McCulley and Jaysel Arrozal.
Welcome back, Gwen! 🙂
Photo above courtesy of Jory Rivera of OPMB Worldwide
Miss World Philippines 2011 Gwendoline Ruais was feted at Resorts World Manila last night to a send-off party for Miss World 2011. In attendance were runners-up Chloe McCulley and Jaysel Arrozal together with MWP Director Cory Quirino, GMA-7 and SMDC executives, family members and friends.
Miss Ruais will be leaving today for Dubai, UAE via Etihad Airways where she will stay till the 18th to attend to some Miss World sponsor activities before flying to London for the remainder of the competition which will culminate on November 6 in the coronation night which will be aired by GMA-7.
Part of her wardrobe in the pre-pageant and finals will be provided by acknowledged Filipino designer in Hollywood Oliver Tolentino.
Let’s wish Gwendoline all the best as she tries to become the Philippines’ first Miss World winner. 🙂
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide.