Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais defeated over one hundred of beauties from all over the world to gain the 1st runner-up finish or second place for the Philippines in the Miss World 2011 pageant held at Earls Court Two in London on Sunday, November 6. The French-Filipino model placed next to Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos-Colmenares in a glittering final performance, which was broadcasted live to more than one billion audiences in 150 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe.
Gwendoline Ruais, who bested 24 other candidates in the first Miss World-Philippines beauty pageant to represent the Philippines in the Miss World 2011 pageant, said that she did it for her country. In an interview with Miss World judges, the 21-year-old from Muntinlupa City said: “People asked me why I stopped modeling when I was doing well. My answer, when you’re modeling, you do it for yourself. It’s a personal thing. But when you join Miss World Philippines, you represent your country. You’re an ambassador. You can help others in the causes you believe in.”
Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais, who got a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management last year, is considered the first beauty who won the title of the first runner-up or the second place– the highest finish so far for the Philippines in the competition.
The 1.83 m tall beauty queen Gwendoline Ruais describes herself as a confident and friendly girl. Ruais inherited height and grace from her mother, who is well-known as a former international model. The 1st runner-up of this year’s pageant began her career as a model when she was 12 years old. Ruais was still a teenager as she first participated in a beauty contest; however, she was not so lucky to make it. Gwendoline Ruais’ previous failure encouraged her to get her dream. And she finally got the prestigious title as she competed in London.
Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was able to gain the title of the 1st runner-up in the 2011 Miss World held in London
Wearing a red evening gown, Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais (second from left) looked outstanding on stage amid her fellow contestants at the Miss World competition
Gwendolin Ruais - Miss World 2011’s first runner-up (left) has a picture with Miss World 2011 winner Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela
Gwendoline Ruais is so hot in a pink bikini. She is the first Miss World Philippines who took first runner-up honors in Miss World 2011
Gwendoline was also named the Continental Queen of Beauty for the Asia Pacific
Ruais bested hundreds of candidates from Albania to Zimbabwe to gain the title of the 1st runner-up in the contest
Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was one of the crowd favorites. She made the Philippines shine