The first-ever Miss World Philippines - Gwendoline Ruais left last October 19 for London to compete for the Miss World 2011 Finals. After participating in the fast track events and other activities of MW, Gwen was crowned the 1st Princess last November 6, 2011 during the Miss World Pageant Night held at the Earls Court in London. Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos was crowned Miss World 2011 while Miss Puerto Rico, Amanda Perez won 2nd Princess. It has been 16 years since Miss Philippines last placed in the Miss World Pageant (Ms. Ruffa Guttierez won MW 2nd Princess 1993). But it has been more than 3 decades since Miss Philippines was crowned 1st Princess (Ms. Evangeline Pascual, MW 1973), and now, Gwen brought back the Philippines as a front runner in the biggest and most prestigious pageant - Miss World.
Gwen was able to make it to 3 out of 5 fast track events of Miss World. Winners or top finalists for each fast track are given equivalent points which will be very beneficial to their chances of placing in the top 15. Miss Philippines ranked 5th in the Beauty With a Purpose category, gaining 25 points and ranking 5th. In the Top Model event, she ranked 3rd gaining 17 points. While in the Beach Body event, she ranked 21st gaining extra 5 points. Her humility, bright personality and determination showed throughout the pageant since Day 1 in London which gained her high points with a total of 176, 9th overall in the preliminaries. She was on fire on the Pageant Night gaining 40 points (she ranked 2nd, next to Miss Venezuela). Because of her strong will and focus, the whole Philippines is rejoicing in her accomplishment, as the Miss World 2011 1st Princess!
Your CQ Global Quest family is so proud of you Gwen! CONGRATULATIONS!!!