Ms. Philippines Janine Tugonon crowned first runner up in Ms. Universe 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

MISS PHILIPPINES JANINE TUGONON FOR miss universe 2012 preliminaries

And the Miss Universe 2012 has been crowned..I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't get the crown but just the same I know Ms. Janine did all her best. For me she is still the best candidate to take home that crown.

Miss USA Culpo reacts as she is crowned by Miss Universe 2011 Lopes during Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas
Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe 2012

Janine Tugonon came in as first runner up in the Miss Universe pageant 2012, placing second to Miss USA.

The Top 5 beautiful women of the Universe were were Venezuela, Brazil, Philippines, USA, Australia. 

The Fourth runner up was Ms. Brazil. Third and second runner up were Australia and Venezuela respectively.

In the question-and-answer portion, Nigel Barker asked: "As international ambassador, do you believe that speaking English should be a prerequisite for Miss Universe?"

Janine replied, "I don't think speaking English is about speaking a specific language. Being Miss Universe is about being able to influence and inspire people, regardless of language."
Ms. China won the award for Best in National Costume.

 Janine is also known for her now famous “cobra walk” that could lead her all the way to the Miss Universe crown.

Janine came from Orion, Bataan, If you remember, she actually placed first runner-up in last year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant which was won by Shamcey Supsup, who went on to finish third runner-up in that year’s Miss Universe competition.

With the back-to-back impressive showings of Shamcey and Venus Raj who placed fourth runner-up in Miss Universe 2010, expectations were naturally high for Janine nut I truly believe she did really well. The question and answer portion was superb! she nailed it. A lot of people especially the audience were actually in awe because of her answer. 

Janine got two other special awards in the pageant namely Miss Congeniality (formerly called Miss Friendship) and Best National Costume where she paraded a Muslim-inspired gown.



Di ako maka-recover!! :-)

The remaining five contestants, from left, Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus; Miss USA, Olivia Culpo; Miss Australia, Renae Ayris; Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon; and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero; stand together during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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