Friday, March 20, 2015

Miss Universe 2012 First Runner-Up Janine Tugonon
as Gia's March 2015 cover girl.

Photo by Raen Badua
It seems that Janine Tugonon's modelling stint in the United States is doing pretty well. Just recently, GIA's March issue (a French-American magazine) has been released with no less than the Miss Universe 2012 First Runner-Up as the front cover! As far as I could vividly recall, no other Pinay Miss Universe delegates in the recent years have ever done such feat, not even the most celebrated Miss Universe 1999 First Runner-Up achiever Miriam Quiambao. How cool is that!

To refresh your memory, Janine is one of the most heavily
bashed MUP winners in the history of Philippine pageantry. She was ruthlessly bullied online for being 'fat' and 'ugly' when she won the Miss Universe Philippines crown and a lot of her detractors thought that she would end the country's winning streak in the Top 5. However despite the painful bashing, Janine remained unfazed and just right before the Miss Universe season, the UST Cum Laude licensed Pharmacist, surprised everyone with her winning form and eventually slapped her rabid bashers with a First Runner-Up honors in the planet's most prestigious beauty quest.

Photo by Raen Badua

To date, Janine Tugonon is soaring even higher than expected. She is currently under the management of AstonModels which is one of the top female fashion modelling agencies in L.A. So more exciting news can be expected as she continues to rock the glitzy runways as well as the glamorous fashion prints in America's City of Angels.

Congratulations Janine! You are wonderfully BLESSED. So proud of you girl:)

Photo Courtesy of Daniel MacSween

Photo Courtesy of Faith Tackett


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