This photo would have been complete had Janine Tugonon been around (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Past and Future. Jonas with Bianca (left) and Pia (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
The queenly celebrities in the group photo above were not the easiest to assemble. It took the birthday of Jonas Gaffud to get them together in one frame – Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2008 Jennifer Barrientos, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010 Venus Raj, Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida and Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
. It would have been a casting coup had Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon flew in from the US just to attend the party. And just for old times sake, I really would be pleased to see Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa in the mix. After all, she used to be part of the group and everything should now be water under the bridge.
At least for the special celebrant. ;-)
Jonas Gaffud with his Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens
Jonas with Venus Raj
I just want to make this big shout-out to the man behind Mercator Artist & Model Management and Aces & Queens. He is the Beauty Queen Maker who has also helped manage the talent of some of the country’s most sought-after models plus a string of celebrities on Film and TV. And to top it all, he is the brains behind Project: Beautiful You which continues to help Filipinas even in the more remote rural areas discover themselves and their inner beauty.
May you produce more beautiful World-Class Filipinas for the country to be proud of in the international pageant stage!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you! :-D
Happy Birthday, Mama J!
All photos are courtesy of Jonas Gaffud.
The last five Miss Universe Philippines (2010-2014)
You have seen their individual Miss Universe performances, and yet, watching them all over again and again will never be a bore. Our last five Miss Universe Philippines titleholders (Bb. Pilipinas Universe still for the first two
) – Venus Raj of 2010, Shamcey Supsup of 2011, Janine Tugonon of 2012, Ariella Arida of 2013 and MJ Lastimosa for the 63rd edition – always provide us the pride and joy.
And Bb. Pilipinas (Official) uploaded a new video piecing together their swimsuit and evening gown performances for your convenient viewing pleasure.
Watch again for the nth time.
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
Janine on the cover of the March 2015 issue of Gia's
Janine in Nathaniel White
The images in this post are evidences that Janine Tugonon is doing well as a model in the US.
Aside from being on the cover of the March 2015 issue of Gia’s, she is also becoming a photographic model for some upcoming designers, like Brooklyn native Nathaniel White (see all the black-and-white shots on the left and below).
Our Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up is indeed on the rise. And it’s only going to be uphill from hereon.
Now before wrapping up, here’s the message she posted upon learning who won as Miss Universe Philippines 2015:
“Weeeeeee !!! Congrats Pia Alonzo and to my Aces and Queens family. I believe in you … That face. That intellect. And that class. See you in #MissUniverse !!! #justwokeupandallididwasfindoutthewinners :P”
Black-and-White Janine in Nathaniel White Designs
courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion
Janine Tugonon walks the ramp for Mister Triple X in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
One more dream fulfilled for Janine
Looks like Janine Tugonon is slowly but surely fulfilling her dreams one at a time.
This week, she finally conquered the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by opening for the Arts Hearts Fashion collection of Mister Triple X by Erik Rosete – a street wear line with an edge.
And inspite of the wig she wore and all, Janine remains a standout with her looks and presence.
P. S. You might be wondering why I pulled down the previous post about the hosts of Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Upon the advice of someone actually involved in the planning of the finals, I was sounded off that Luis Manzano and Isabelle Daza are no longer on the list. Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Venus Raj are still on it, along with Ariella Arida. As for the main hosts, just sit tight because you will definitely need to be rested once you learn who are actually being lined up for it. ;-)
Left to right: Shamcey, Ara and Venus taping for the 2015 Bb. Pilipinas Primer (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
If only Miss Universe Philippines 2012 and Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon is not swamped with work and modeling gigs in the US, she would have been able to join her sisters Ariella Arida, Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Venus Raj in taping for the 2015 Bb. Pilipinas Primer that will be aired by ABS-CBN a week before the March 15 finals.
At any rate, the three former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders were able to handle the filming and production demands of the program.
Below is the latest Instagram image of Janine, a part of the photoshoot she did with American lensman Miles Schuster.
Above is Janine's latest pictorial with photographer Miles Schuster
Many thanks to GMA Network News for coming up with the above graphic
MJ Lastimosa during her homecoming presscon
As we close another complete chapter of international pageantry with the crowning of the 63rd Miss Universe Paulina Vega a week ago, allow me to reminisce on the Philippine participation in the same, with focus on the achievements we have made.
Yesterday, I gathered from reliable sources that Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean ‘MJ’ Lastimosa actually finished 6th overall (how heartbreaking!) in the competition. She lost by a mere 0.625 of a point to Yasmin Verheijen of the Netherlands going into the Top 5.
Now if only she entered the magic circle and notched 2nd Runner-up at least in Miami, then the country would’ve already conquered all possible placements in our favorite beauty pageant.
Watch the video below showing our Miss Universe reps from 1952 to the 63rd edition.
courtesy of MyBeauty Official