Janine Tugonon a favorite for Miss Universe

Janine Tugonon
(Photo credit: missuniverse.com)

As Miss Universe 2012 unfolds in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday morning (Manila time), we will be batting for the Philippines’ own bet Janine Marie Tugonon who is emerging to be a heavy favorite amid all the lovely contestants from all over the world and getting noticed for her own brand of cobra walk :)

Aside from Tugonon, here’s our bets among those who will most likely make it to the finals/semifinals: Miss Croatia Elizabeta Burg, Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Miss Puerto Rico Bodine Koehler and Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero.

The 23-year old Tugonon hails from Bataan Province and is a cum laude graduate in pharmacy from the University of Santo Tomas. She stands 5 feet 7 inches.

She placed first runner up to Shamcey Supsup in the 2011 Bb. Pilipinas. The following year, she tried to vie again for the crown and succeeded with her answer to the question: “Many women nowadays forego a happy family life for a successful career. How do you feel about this?”

Tugonon’s reply : “I believe that women have the right to choose between what they want. But for me, you’ll have to go for what God has called you to do, whatever it is, between the two. You must do what your purpose is in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth.”

Now at least we know she won’t be fumbling if she’s lucky enough to land in the Q & A portion of Miss U :)

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