Check out this photo of a 17-year old Ruffa Gutierrez for a modeling competition in New York.
As Ruffa Gutierrez hosted the Miss World Philippines 2018 pageant last October 7, the actress posted on her Instagram a throwback bikini photo when she joined a modeling competition called Elite Look of the Year in New York back in 1992.
She wrote, “Hi, I’m Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez, 17 years old from the Philippines! This polaroid was taken at the Plaza Hotel in New York when I was handpicked by Mrs. Stella Araneta to represent our country in John Casablancas’ ELITE LOOK OF THE YEAR modeling competition.”
Ruffa said that the said competition started her career as a beauty queen and a celebrity today. “This once in a lifetime experience 26 years ago paved the way for me to be a beauty queen and gave me the opportunities I am enjoying today. Tonight, 40 candidates vie for the MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES 2018 crown. Good luck, ladies! May the best queen win!” she said.
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