The winner of the First Miss World Philippines is no other than Candidate Number 13, Gwendolyn Ruais. The 21-year-old Filipino-French proved herself deserving for the title and bested all other candidates in the pageant’s coronation night which happened last Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. She was crowned by no less than Miss World Alexandria Mills.
Along with the first Miss World Philippines in the winners’ list were the Princesses: Candidate No. 24, Helen Nicolette Henson- 1st Princess, Candidate No. 9, Martha Chloe McCully – 2nd Princess, Candidate No. 22, Ma. Paula Bianca Paz – 3rd Princess, and Candidate No. 15, Jaysel Arrozal – 4th Princess .
Other candidates included in the Top 12 list were: Candidate No. 12, Elaine Kay Moll ; Candidate No. 5, Rogelie Catacutan ; Candidate No. 25, Erina Ann Lightholder ; Candidate No. 1, Samantha Nerville Purvor; Candidate No. 11, Mercy Malaluan; Candidate No. 7, Charlotte Melissa Tyler; and Candidate No. 16, Loucelle de Jesus.
Unto the winners of the special awards were as follows:
Best in Swimsuit – Gwendolyn Ruais
Best in Fashion Design – Delby Bragais
Best in Evening Gown – Ma. Paula Bianca Paz
Miss Sheridan – Richelle Therese Borja
Miss Talent – Rogelie Catacutan
Miss Photogenic – Samantha Neville Purvor
Miss Friendship – Rogelie Catacutan
Miss SMDC – Martha Chloe McCulley
Miss Kapuso World – Martha Chloe McCulley
Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza and Carla Abellana are the host of the Miss World Philippines 2011.
The judges of the pageant are Iza Calzado (actress), Fanny Serrano (beauty expert), Vicki Belo (cosmetic surgeon), Wilma Galvante (GMA Executive), and Manny Pacquiao (boxing champ and Sarangani Representative).