Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon is Miss Universe 2012 First Runner Up!

When I was a little girl, my only dream was to be a beauty queen. When I was older, it was my baby sister who wanted to be a beauty queen! I think every single girl in the world wants to be a beauty queen. ( I have to reiterate, me included ) I always feel that I'm blessed and proud to be a Filipino because we're full of beautiful people here, that's why I'm always rooting for Miss Philippines to take home the crown! Today, we were so close. We were so close! Miss Janine Tugonon, who hails from Bataan, won 1st Runner Up for Miss Universe 2012! I think alot of us are really sad and disappointed, but hey, 2nd out of hundreds of women ain't bad at all!
that walk was phenomenal, Janine!
I particularly loved, and was moved with her answer, when celebrity judge Nigel Barker asked Janine this question :
Do you believe that speaking English should be prerequisite for Miss Universe?
Her answer was,
"For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It's about being able to influence and inspire other people. If you have a heart to serve and a strong mind to show people, then you can be Miss Universe."
Such intelligence, such wisdom, such heart. I always get fascinated with women who are not only really beautiful from the outside, but who also have the brains, and ultimately, the heart to answer a question like this. Congratulations to the beautiful Miss USA Olivia Culpo for bagging the Miss Universe 2012 crown, but hats off to our Janine Tugonan, First Runner Up for Miss Universe 2012, as you've won our hearts, made us proud, and made the statement that Filipinos are truly world-class! Cheers!

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