LOOK: Ruffa Gutierrez reminisces meeting Vanessa Williams

Ruffa Guttierez took to social media to reminisce back when she met Hollywood superstar Vanessa Williams at the 43rd Miss World pageant some 26 years ago.

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11/21/2019 2:52 PM
LOOK: Ruffa Gutierrez reminisces meeting Vanessa Williams


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Ruffa Guttierez took to social media to reminisce back when she met Hollywood superstar Vanessa Williams at the 43rd Miss World pageant some 26 years ago.

Sharing a photo of her shaking hands with the singer-actress at the pageant on Instagram Thursday, Ruffa wrote: “The day I met Vanessa Williams at the 43rd Miss World Beauty Pageant when she asked me ‘Miss Philippines, how would you tell a girl who is suffering from low self esteem to feel better about herself?”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

November 27, 1993 : The day I met Vanessa Williams at the 43rd Miss World Beauty Pageant when she asked me “Miss Philippines, how would you tell a girl who is suffering from low self esteem to feel better about herself?” My answer : “I would tell her to believe in herself because it’s not only physical beauty that’s important, it’s also inner beauty. Like what the Little Prince said, what is essential is invisible to the naked eye....” 👑 Fun fact: 16 years later in 2009, I played the role of Daniella in ABS-CBN’s “I love Betty La Fea”, while @vanessawilliamsofficial played Wilhelmina Slater in the US Version of “Ugly Betty”. ❤️🤩 #RuffasWorld #throwback

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“My answer : ‘I would tell her to believe in herself because it’s not only physical beauty that’s important, it’s also inner beauty. Like what the Little Prince said, what is essential is invisible to the naked eye.’”

Ruffa was the Philippines' bet to the 43rd Miss World pageant, held in Sun City, South Africa, where she finished second runner-up. The winner was Lisa Hanna of Jamaica.

In her Instagram post on Thursday, Ruffa said: “Fun fact: 16 years later in 2009, I played the role of Daniella in ABS-CBN’s 'I love Betty La Fea', while [Vanessa] played Wilhelmina Slater in the US Version of ‘Ugly Betty’.”

Aside from Vanessa, Ruffa also got the meet “James Bond” actor Pierce Brosnan during her stint in the Miss World 1993 pageant