Janine Marie Tugonon was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012 in the pageant night held on April 15th at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. She will be the country’s representative in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant to be held in December.
Other winners who were crowned were Katrina Jayne Dimaranan as Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism and Nicole Schmitz as Bb. Pilipinas-International. 1st runner-up went to Elaine Kay Moll and Annalie Forbes was awarded 2nd runner-up.
It’s interesting to note that Janine didn’t receive any special award during the pageant. Nicole, on the other hand, received the Best in Swimsuit award and Katrina was Best in Talent.
The pageant was hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Georgina Wilson and Venus Raj. The panel of judges include popular actor Richard Gomez, Azkals star striker Phil Younghusband, and Riza Hontiveros among others.
Other contestants who became part of the top 12 were Mary Jean Lastimosa, Patricia Lae Ejercitado, Karen Juanita Gallman, Sherlyn Gonzales, Liezl Alcantara, Angelee Claudett delos Reyes and Gina Joy Howell.
Best in Long Gown – Angelee Claudett delos Reyes
Best in Talent – Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
Miss Photogenic – Karen Gallman
Miss Avon – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Nestle Fitness Best in Swimsuit – Nicole Schmitz
Miss Philippine Air Lines (PAL) – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Friendship – Chloe Zanardi
Manila Bulletin’s Readers’ Choice Award – Roxanne Tadique
People’s Choice Award – Giselle Angelica Muñoz