First of all, am glad that our prediction of Ms. Janine Mari Tugonon faring well in Miss Universe 2012 came true! She’s now Miss Universe 1st runner up, a good 13 years after Miriam Quiambao was named one. We must say: you really did well Janine! If not for Olivia Culpo (Miss U/Miss USA) being the hometown favorite, you could have been The One. Good work still.
In an interview aired over ABS-CBN, Tugonon expressed thanks that was able to reach the Miss Universe finals, especially the Top 5. “Thankful na ako na nakarating doon, dahil kaunting Pinay rin lang naman ang nakakarating sa ganoon, sa last spot, so happy na,” she said.
Tugonon added that she was half-expecting that Olivia Culpo will win as Miss Universe since the latter was popular and was heavily involved in pageant activities.”As Miss USA, Culpo was under the same group that organizes the yearly Miss Universe pageant,” Janine noted.
With her stellar finish in Miss Universe 2012, expect Janine to be swamped with offers for endorsements, modelling contracts and who knows, showbiz (like her predecessors). Congratulations to the pride of Orion, Bataan!