Janine Tugonon from Balanga, Bataan was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.
Janine stands 5-foot-9, a BS Pharmacy Cum Laude from UST and has trained in Ballet Manila. She was last year’s Bb. Pilipinas first runner-up. She will represent the Philippines to the Miss Universe 2012 to be held in Florida, USA.
In the Q&A portion, Janina was asked: “Many women nowadays will go a happy family life or a successful career. How do you feel about this?”
Her answer: “I believe that women have the right to choose between what they want. But for me, you have to go for what God has called you to do, whatever it is, between the two. You must do what’s your purpose in this world. Just have a childlike faith and matured obedience then everything will go smooth. Thank you.”
Binibining Pilipinas 2007 Top 13 semifinalist Candidate #8 Nicole Schmitz won the Binibining Pilipinas-International, while Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism was crowned to Candidate #13 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan.
Camarines Sur beauty Elaine Kay Moll (15) and Malolos City native Annalie Forbes (29), respectively, received the first and second runner-ups titles. Check the complete list of winners here.
The Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Pageant has announced the winners on Sunday night. The show was aired live via ABS-CBN and hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Ms. Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj and Georgina Wilson.
Bb. Pilipinas First Runner-up
Candidate#15 Elaine Kay Moll
Bb. Pilipinas Second Runner-up
Candidate #29 Annalie FOrbes
Special Awards Winners:
Best in National Costume:
#18 Nicole Schmitz
Best in Long Gown:
#26 Angelee Claudett delos Reyes
Best in Talent:
#13 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
#1 Karen Gallman
#9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Nestle Fitness Best in Swimsuit:
#8 Nicole Schmitz
Miss Philippine Air Lines (PAL):
#9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
#25 Chloe Zanardi
Manila Bulletin’s Readers’ Choice Award:
#20 Roxanne Tadique
People’s Choice Award:
#21 Giselle Angelica Muñoz
12 SEMIFINALISTS (in no particular order)
No. 9: Mary Jean Lastimosa
No. 18: Janine Marie Tugonon
No. 8: Nicole Schmitz
No. 7: Patricia Lae Ejercitado
No. 1: Karen Juanita Gallman
No. 13: Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
No. 30: Sherlyn Gonzales
No. 15: Elaine Kay Moll
No. 29: Annalie Forbes
No. 16: Liezl Alcantara
No. 26: Angelee Claudett delos Reyes
No. 23: Gina Joy Howell
The most awaited beauty pageant in the country, the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 airs tonight (April 15) on ABS-CBN. Hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Venus Raj and Georgina Wilson. With performances by DJ Vinimal, Rico Blanco and Bamboo.
Who among the 30 official candidates will be crowned as the Bb. Pilipinas 2012? Winners will be posted here live! Please check out the videos of our lovely candidates.
Bb. Pilipinas contestants 1-10
Bb. Pilipinas contestants 11-20
Bb. Pilipinas contestants 21-30