Left-to-right: Janine Tugonon, Ara Arida and Venus Raj shopping in L.A.
Ara (left) and Venus meet renowned Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino
Ara walking the street adorned with a large chandelier
Jonas Gaffud (2nd from left) with 3 of his 4-Peat Queens (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Vacationing in Los Angeles at the moment, Jonas Gaffud made sure that US-based Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon found time to reunite with friends and fellow MU placers 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida and 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj. And the three ladies spent a day hanging out and going shopping like young girls out on a break from their pageant activities.
Also, renowned Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino hosted a sumptuous Pinoy dinner for everyone in the group. It was definitely a night of fun and endless chats.
It would have been complete had Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee joined the trip. But with her pregnancy and the busy daily routines at Pedro ‘n Coi, it just could no longer be accommodated. 😉
There’s a very good chance that you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping yet. And if you’re looking for gift options that won’t break the wallet, Rags2Riches will have its annual sale starting this Friday (December 2) till Saturday.
Check out all their items, especially the ones designed by Rajo Laurel, Oliver Tolentino and Aranaz. In the process, you will be helping a good cause.
Happy Shopping! 🙂
Gwen during the Miss World 2011 Top Model semifinals
Gwen during the Top Model semifinals
And so Miss Philippines made it to the Miss World 2011 Top Model semifinals. She is one of only 20 candidates chosen for this fast-track. She was pure elegance in her sexy red number from Hollywood-based Fil-Am designer Oliver Tolentino.
Things are really looking up for our girl in London. Hopefully, the string of good news continues from this point on. 😉
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.