It’s Now Official: Georgina Gil-Lacuna Holds World Record


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.

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Seyda Subasi Gemici (right), Guinness World Records Adjudicator and Representative of Turkey, hands over the official Guinness Certificate recognizing the new world record of 1,030 Puzzles set by Georgina Gil-Lacuna (left).

Georgina Gil-Lacuna received recognition from the Guinness World Records last November 29, 2012 at The Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay.

WHAT TOOK PLACE

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This landmark lies within the vicinity of The Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

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.

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Tents were set-up beside the pool to serve as the dining area for the media.

The media were allowed to have snacks before the program started at 3:30PM.

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Gina Lacuna cheerfully answers the questions of the media.

Gina Lacuna entertained some questions before the guests were allowed to view the jigsaw puzzle collection.

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Puzzles were mounted on stands, walls, and posts

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.

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U.P. Singing Ambassadors serenaded the event.

Christmas was early in The Puzzle Mansion as the U.P. Singing ambassadors sang some Christmas Jingles to entertain the guests.

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Seyda Subasi Gemici reads the content of the Guinness Certificate.

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”.

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Tagaytay Mayor Abraham Tolentino (center) raised his glass for a toast.

A toast was initiated by Tagaytay Mayor Abraham Tolentino with Gina Lacuna along with her family and friends.

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Gina Lacuna listens to the questions asked by the media.

Gina Lacuna entertained more questions from the media.

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Media outfits present at the event

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.

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Finger food and cocktails were available all through out the event.

SOME OF THE COMPLETED PUZZLES DONE BY GINA LACUNA

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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“.

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About John Patrick Mayo - Magallanes

John Patrick, or JP to his friends, is currently a Junior student at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. He was born in Bacolod City and a proud citizen of República Negrénse. View all posts by John Patrick Mayo - Magallanes

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