Miss USA was crowned winner of Miss Universe 2012 held in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
Miss USA Olivia Culpo beat the set of 89 hopefuls as they showed off swimsuits, evening gowns and interview skills in a bid to impress a panel of judges.
ABS-CBN network brings you the exclusive and live telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant for the sixth consecutive year as it airs the much awaited beauty pageant on Thursday, 9:30 a.m. with a primetime telecast on the same day on Studio 23 at 9:30 p.m.
The 89 beautiful women from around the world parade in evening gown and swimsuit during the Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas Thursday night, Dec. 13.
The following day, December 14 is the National Costume Show!
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.