Janine during the PAL 71st Anniversary fashion show wearing a Rhett Eala creation.
If there’s one thing 22 year-old Janine Tugonon learned from her stint in Bb. Pilipinas 2011, it’s the fact that finishing 1st Runner-Up added wonders to her life and over-all personality as she was ushered in to a world of glamour while getting trained alongside the reigning queens. Her already high level of confidence was further boosted, and this must have given her enough reasons to try her luck once more with Bb. Pilipinas 2012. Truth be told, she and fellow runner-up Mary Jean Lastimosa possess the upper hand in this year’s batch. They already know the updated ins and outs, the nitty gritty and the system of BPCI so it wasn’t hard adjusting to the daily grind of attending endless activities like photoshoots, personal appearances, fashion shows, sponsor/charity visits and what-have-you.
The 5’9″ (as per the candidates’ profiles) Janine has come a long way from her growing up years in Bataan to her stay in UST where she finished a degree in Pharmacy to joining Bb. Pilipinas (and placing fourth) last year up to the present where she is definitely eyeing one of the crowns on April 15.
Janine during the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 screenings earlier last month (Photo credit: Fritzgerald)
Will Janine realize her dream of wearing a Bb. Pilipinas crown on her head? Or will Mary Jean Lastimosa grab one instead?
The heat is on as we approach the countdown to Bb. Pilipinas 2012! 😉
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I have heard that she’s one of the organizer’s favorites this year. I was surprised with her high placement last year. I didn’t get it at first, but if you think about it, although MJ and Nicole seem to be doing very well, I don’t see them doing well in Miss Universe, I just dont think they will standout, they will look pedestrian next to other contestants… Janine might have a better chance.
At this point, here are my choices for Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Universe: Jaine, Patricia, Katrina, Janine, and with Janine’s credentials, she’s got the advantage to represent us in Miss U.
I couldn’t agree with you more, Asian. 😉
Norman — Is Janine genuinely 5’9″? I don’t quite recall her being that tall last year, and even photos from BP 2011 don’t seem to show her being significantly taller than Shamcey. Is this perhaps another case of BPCI fluffing the height of one of their favored candidates? Same thing with MJ. This year, she’s 5’7″ — last year, her height was barely 5’6″. What’s your take on this?
Glenn, that’s the reason why I always follow up her reported 5’9″ height with ‘according to the Bb. Pilipinas candidates profiles’. I know she is taller than either Shamcey or MJ so that should make her at least 5’8″ or a little over.
may kulang sa kanya..kahit confidence nya from a runner up hindi ko ma feel…may kulang sa kanya..
Janine is much more lovier than MJ, MJ is just the waist and Butt, no more
Most of the returnees return with a vengeance but Janine is the total opposite,she returned just to disappoint avid pageant fans,.she has lost the spotlight before she even got it.Why is it Karen Gallman,inspite of being the shortest among the candidates ,is getting positive reviews,it is because she has an appeal,she’s engaging and fresh. With Janine, I think she lacks charm and connection with the people,something which is very essential to convince the judges that is the ONE.
But if ever she’ll surprise us come the pageant night, I know she’ll be transformed into a gorgeous exotic swan in preparation for an int’l arena.
correction; “to convince the judges that she’s the ONE’.
Janine appears too snooty, too preoccupied or not people person at all.
Basil — Yes, there is something about Janine this year that somehow isn’t quite hitting the right notes with pageant watchers. She seems to have a cloud over her head and I can’t pinpoint what that is exactly. Has she gained weight? Is it the make-up? Maybe she’s a natural introvert that is why she doesn’t exude warmth and friendliness as much as someone like Karen Gallman. I do wish Janine the best, and there’s still time to turn this before pageant night. Who knows, perhaps on coronation night Janine will surprise everyone — again!
She looks mature and motherly. What happened in a year’s time?
Honestly im an avid fan of Janine-loloves
For me Janine is a good Rep for Miss Universe if she will crown as BB pilipinas Universe…
why????…She has the Total Package..Beauty (very Filipina look), Brain and Body….
Many Forumer bashed her because of her Body,
She’s improved a lot esp. with Her Body,!!!!!!!
i like janine i think she will be crown as our ms international representative.infact she was placed last year bbp so meaning to say she is ready to represent ours.
I am pretty sure…. foreign judges will strongly vote for her……Marami kaya ang foreigners na invited ni Madam?
Yes,lucky talaga…dami ng nanalo sa bbp na mas deserving pa ang runner up at semifinalist…swerte nga ni janina at jennifer nun di ba.?
She looks 35. Make up maybe.
Janine has a lot to work hard on double time as clearly there are quite a number of candidates who are holistically stronger and way better than her. It appears that physically Janine is not ready to win this year or will no longer do so ever as her best to keep was last year’s first runner up placement. Many observants are saying Janine will take home the Abby Cruz award this year. Abby Cruz placed first runner up in her first attempt in Bb Pilipinas 2007, and returned but was unplaced in 2009. But as many say, it’s not how prepared you really are but how lucky you will be come coronation night, Good luck, Janine!
Jordan, if im not mistaken..abby cruz ended as 2nd runner up in 2007, i think liezl verses is the 1st runner up…=)