Can the Philippines Finally Win the Miss World crown?
The Miss World crown is yet to be won by the Philippines. From her very first entry in 1966 to date, the closest ever achieved almost there so to speak were the first runners up placements of Evangeline Pascual in 1973 and Gwen Ruias in 2011. Movie celebrity Ruffa Gutierrez placed 2nd runner up in 1993.
Aside from the most coveted and awaited crown itself, starting in the 1980’s continental beauties were also awarded in the Miss World pageant. The Philippines won five times
as Asia/Asia & Oceania’s Queen of Beauty in 1982 (Sara Jane Areza), 1986 (Sherry Rose Byrne), 1993 (Ruffa Guttierez) 2004 (Karla Bautista) and 2011 (Gwen Ruais).
Pretty sure in this lifetime we’d like to witness a Filipina finally crowned Miss World, right? Will 2013 be the year of our crowning glory?
Hope this year’s Miss World Philippines is a stunning beauty who shall embody what Miss World would be looking for exactly, that is, someone who is classy, smart, genuinely interested in doing charities, a true beauty with a purpose, etc and the same time be providential enough to realize this long time goal.
The final screening for 2013 Miss World will be tomorrow and the coronation night is scheduled August 18, 2013.
All photos of our Miss World almost victories in history grabbed online. Evangeline Pascual was first runner up in 1973, Ruffa Gutierrez was 2nd runner up in 1993 and Gwen Ruias was first runner up in 2011.