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Gwendolyne Fourniol biography: 10 things about Miss World Philippines 2022

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Gwendolyne Bolivar Fourniol is a French-Filipino beauty queen from Negros Occidental, Philippines. Her French father Thierry Fourniol and Filipino mother Sim Bolivar met at a park in Luxembourg.

Sim, who grew up in poverty in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, is a former beneficiary of the Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA) Foundation, which sends underprivileged children to school. After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Philippine Women’s University in Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, she worked as an au pair for a family in Luxembourg.

This is why ERDA has a special place in Gwendolyne’s heart. Here are 10 more things about her:

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  1. She speaks English, French and Filipino.
  2. She plays the piano and the guitar.
  3. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in economics at Oxford Brooks in London, England.
  4. She is 5’8″ tall.
  5. In 2019, she moved to the Philippines while her father was working as a senior analyst in Belgium and her mother was working as a nurse in London.
  6. On October 3, 2021, she competed against 43 other candidates at Miss World Philippines 2021 in Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone, Olongapo, Philippines. She finished in the Top 15.
  7. Supported by Promedia chief executive officer Paul Izon Reyes and Belle Salon owner Jam Aquino, she had a meet-and-greet event with pageant journalists on May 20, 2022 at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, Metro Manila where she talked about her Miss World Philippines 2022 participation.
  8. On June 5, 2022, she competed against 35 other candidates at Miss World Philippines 2022 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila and won the title.
  9. She was 21 years old when she won Miss World Philippines 2022. During the competition, she talked about her involvement with ERDA.
  10. She will represented the Philippines at Miss World 2022.
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