With 1,030 Puzzles collected as of November 29, 2012: Mrs. Georgina ‘Gina’ Gil-Lacuna now holds the World Record for the “Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles” after breaking the previous World Record of 238 Puzzles set by Luiza Figuereido of Brazil on May 21, 2010.
Georgina Gil-Lacuna received recognition from the Guinness World Records last November 29, 2012 at The Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay.
WHAT TOOK PLACE
It was around 3 o’clock in the afternoon when we arrived at The Puzzle Mansion. The program was set to start as soon as the media are all confirmed to have arrived.
The media were allowed to have snacks before the program started at 3:30PM.
Gina Lacuna entertained some questions before the guests were allowed to view the jigsaw puzzle collection.
The guests were amazed by how much the puzzles filled the room. Going around the room was the real puzzle for me. The room somehow resembled a maze.
Christmas was early in The Puzzle Mansion as the U.P. Singing ambassadors sang some Christmas Jingles to entertain the guests.
Seyda Subasi Gemici awarded the Guinness Certificate attesting the New World Record set by Georgina Gil-Lacuna in the category of “The Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles”.
A toast was initiated by Tagaytay Mayor Abraham Tolentino with Gina Lacuna along with her family and friends.
Gina Lacuna entertained more questions from the media.
Several media were present to cover the event. They were all given a chance to ask questions to know more about the puzzles. Some were rather interested in her life before she started collecting puzzles.
SOME OF THE COMPLETED PUZZLES DONE BY GINA LACUNA
Note: As of posting time, the official website of Guinness World Records has not yet updated the record for the “Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles“.