Victory dinner for 2016 Miss World Philippines
2016 Miss World Philippines (MWP) 2016 Catriona Gray (center, seated) with (seated, from left) Miss Photogenic and Fourth Princess Sandra Lemonon and birthday girl Ralph Lauren Asuncion; and (standing, also from left) 2015 MWP Hillarie Parungao, 2016 MWP First Princess Arienne Calingo and 2013 Miss World Megan Young.
Victory dinner for 2016 Miss World Philippines
Gerry Diaz (The Philippine Star) - October 14, 2016 - 7:28pm

MANILA, Philippines - Aces & Queens celebrated its sixth straight win in Miss World Philippines when Catriona Gray won the title last Oct. 2. In 2011, Gwendolyn Ruais almost won our first Miss World crown when she was crowned First Princess. The succeeding winners were all from Aces & Queens — Queenie Rehman (2012), Megan Young (Miss World 2013), Valerie Weigmann (2014) and Hillarie Parungao (2015).

With Funfare contributor Gerry Diaz.

The traditional Aces & Queens victory dinner for Catriona Gray was held at the Naxional South American Diner. The restaurant which is co-owned by Aces & Queens head and Mercator Models CEO Jonas Gaffud, located at the second floor of Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City. The second Albayana to win the crown (after Valerie), Catriona came with her mom Mita Ragas Magnayon-Gray from Oas, Albay.

The Aces & Queens family came in full force: Jonas Gaffud, Arnold “Mama Ruffa” Mercado, lawyer Nad Bronce, John Cuay, film directors Jeffrey Jeturian and Cesar Evangelista, Boyet Blas, Paolo Baysa, Carlos Buendia Jr., Albert Kurniawan, Carissa Cielo Medved, Jim Ryan Ross, Raymond Galang and Dave Grona.

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