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Aquino congratulates Ruais for winning first runner up in 2011 Miss World beauty pageant

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President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulated on Monday Miss Philippines candidate Gwendoline Ruais who was crowned first runner up in the just concluded 2011 Miss World beauty pageant held at Earls Court Two in London, United Kingdom.

In his official Twitter account (@PresidentNoy), President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his congratulations to the 21-year old Filipino-French, Ruais, who was chosen among the other Filipinas that vied to represent the country in this year’s annual Miss World competition.

“Congratulations to Ms. Gwendoline Ruais! First runner-up in the 2011 Miss World beauty pageant held at Earls Court, London on Sunday,” tweeted the President.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement sent to Palace reporters, also greeted Ruais along with Filipino math whiz kids who placed second in a mathematics competition was held in Beijing, China.

“Miss Philippines-World Gwendoline Ruais placed first-runner up at the 2011 Miss World Pageant held in London, United Kingdom. We extend our congratulations to our Pinoy math whiz kids and Miss Philippines for once again proving that we Filipinos are capable of competing against the best and the brightest on the world stage,” Lacierda said.

Venezuela’s Ivian Sarcos was crowned as the 61st Miss World while Puerto Rico’s Amanda Perez placed second runner up behind Ruais in the said beauty pageant where some 113 candidates from different countries participated.

By PCOO/PIA9-ZBST




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