Janine Tugunon, 22, from Balanga, Bataan and a University of Sto. Tomas (UST) pharmacy alum, was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 pageant held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
She’s also a Bb. Pilipinas pageant repeater. Janine, who stands 5’9″ was named 1st Runner Up during Bb. Pilipinas 2011 where Shamcey Supup won. She graduated cum laude at UST and works as a clinical specialist.
Nicole Schmitz won the Binibining Pilipinas-International 2012 title while Katrina Jayne Dimaranan won the Bininbining Pilipinas-Tourism 2012 title.
Elaine Kay Moll – Bininbining Pilipinas 1st runner-up
Annalie Forbes – Bininbining Pilipinas 2nd runner-up
Best in National Costume – Nicole Shmitz
Miss Friendship – Chloe Zanardi
Miss Talent – Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice – Roxanne Tadique
Nestle Fitnesse Best in Swimsuit – Nicole Schmitz
People’s Binibini 2012 – Giselle Angelica Muñoz
Miss Photogenic – Karen Gallman
Miss Philippine Airlines – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Avon – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Best in Long Gown – Angelee Claudett delos Reyes
Question and Answer Portion of Janine Tugunon
Q: “Many women nowadays forego a happy family life for a successful career. How do you feel about this?”
A: “Well, 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’s your purpose in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience and everything will go smooth.”
Janine is going to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in December.