Miss Philippines, French-Filipina Gwendoline Ruais, a six-footer from Muntinlupa City, was named the first runner-up or second place in Miss World 2011 last Sunday November 6 in London Earls Court Arena.
“Syempre po, I’m competing against 112 gorgeous girls from all around the world, so mahirap po ‘yan. Pero, ‘yan lang, nag-focus ako sa sarili ko. Hindi ko po iniisip ‘yung ibang kandidata. Ako lang po and ‘yung buong country ko po, ‘yung Pilipinas,” Ruais said in an interview. “Inisip ko lang na I should do my best talaga to make the Philippines proud. ‘Yun lang po ang nasa isip ko,” she added.
A total of 113 candidates competed for the coveted Miss World crown, including three Filipina beauties.
For the first time in history, three contestants in Miss World2011 with Filipino descendants competed to get the crown.
The three Pinay beauties are Filipino-CanadianRiza Santos who represented Canada for the second time in an international beauty pageant, Filipino-Danish Maya Celeste Padillo Olesen who represented Denmark and Gwendolyn Ruais represented the Philippines.