Sharing with you the vlog episode started by two of our former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders MJ Lastimosa and Janine Tugonon titled “After the After Party.
It’s no secret by now that Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon will be coming home to the Philippines. The last time she visited was back in 2018. And according to the IG account of Aces & Queens, she will be watching the finals of the national pageant in person. Well, it doesn’t take a genius to conclude that she will possibly be one of the judges because there are no spectators allowed in the event except for the candidates, the organization, the production team, the judges and perhaps, a small representation from the host city. So where does she classify among those groups?
Anyway, I would really love to see an all-Filipina lineup of phenomenal judges for the finals – namely, Venus Raj, Janine Tugonon, Ara Arida, Maxine Medina and Pia Wurtzbach as Chairman of the Board. And why don’t we include National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee for good measure? It will even be a show of unity if Bianca Manalo, MJ Lastimosa and Rachel Peters are to be invited. But I guess that would be asking too much.
What do you think, dear readers?
Daniella Alvarez Vasquez, Miss Colombia 2011-12 (she competed during Miss Universe 2012 when Olivia Culpo and Janine Tugonon finished 1-2 respectively) is a brave woman indeed. After everything she went through, the smile and positivity in spirit never left her at all.
In this report by Mirtle Peña for Hola, it was stated that:
Colombiana Daniella Alvarez is living a very new normal. The former Miss Universe contestant has recently gone in for an operation that would remove a lump from her abdomen. However, during the routine surgery, the beauty queen suffered some complications when the blood to her left leg cut off, forcing doctors to act swiftly. During the procedure, blood was not flowing to the lower part of her left leg, and when doctor’s at Fundacion Cardioinfantil Hospital in Bogota, Colombia, noticed, they quickly went to amputate the lower half in an effort to mitigate any further complications for Daniella.
During the surgery, the nimble and speedy doctors noticed that the mass they were operating had wrapped around Daniella’s main aorta, causing her to experience ischemia (when not enough blood reaches an organ or body part). The model took to her Instagram page to share photos of what would be her new normal post surgery. In the photos we see her surrounded by the immense love and support of her family. She shares, “I want to share with all of you the new me, I love my body the same as before, and am happy to be in the world and be able to tackle all of the new challenges that lay ahead. I know that with God’s help everything is possible. ‘Feet, why do I need them when I have wings to fly’ 😊🙏🙏 let’s keep moving forward.”
Daniella also shared two videos on her Instagram feed: one showing her on her way to her room once she was released from ICU; and another of her speaking out to her fans about what had occurred. Many flocked to the comment to wish the former beauty queen a speedy recovery. Singer and fellow Colombian Sebastian Yatra also took to the comments and shared, “❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻,” as a sign of his full support for her on this new journey that she will be embarking on. Daniella admitted that she will be getting a prosthetic limb in the future so that she can keep doing some of her favorite activities like dancing and swimming.
Miss Universe 2012 felt like a big Christmas present back then. Well, almost. It was Olivia Culpo, the host delegate, who won. But Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon claimed our second of only two First Runner-Up finishes ever in the pageant’s history. The entire edition was also special in the sense that it was held exactly a week before Christmas, so the Yuletide spirit pervaded all throughout the finals proceedings. And just as the US celebrated its victory since 1997, the Filipinos watched in awe as our representative successfully added to the consecutive Top 5 rankings. Many of us said that Janine was robbed of the title, and she could have been our third Miss Universe. But patience has its rewards as we would finally get ours just a few years later.
Let’s now re-watch highlights of the Christmas (Holiday) edition of the pageant once more:Olivia is the type of Miss Universe winner Donald Trump must have really enjoyed having as a brand endorser. She embraced the limelight and the attention as if she just became a breakout showbiz discovery. She was also one of the most photographed titleholders. And she used the platform well beyond the HIV/AIDS Awareness and Best Buddies causes that the MUO supported. She became a social media personality, a fashion influencer, a reality TV attraction and even a film actress. She also appeared twice on the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In terms of love life, Olivia wasn’t lacking. After a highly-publicized and gossiped-about relationship with singer/actor Nick Jonas, she also had dalliances with at least a few sportsmen like Tim Tebow, Danny Amendola and Christian McCaffrey (left photo).
Olivia will soon resurface on the small screen in the program “Paradise City” which is a TV spinoff of “American Satan”, as well as continue with all her public appearances.
Eight of the Philippines’ finest in Miss Universe during last night’s Tribute Concert. No wonder the country is the envy of every pageant-loving country in the Universe:
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida
Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj
Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 Maxine Medina
Miss Universe 2017 Top 10 Rachel Peters and
Miss Universe 2014 Top 10 MJ Lastimosa
How I wish Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon flew in from the US to join the eight others.
Miss Universe Philippines 2012 and Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon gets the spotlight on the cover of the September 2018 issue of Salyse Magazine.
She keeps on slaying her shoots!
Photo credit: Kristina McManus
Look who’s modeling for the online shop of Hollister.com – it’s former Bb. Pilipinas Universe and Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon wearing the latest casual dresses/get-ups of the popular brand.
Life as a model in the US is never easy (it actually is not most anywhere else) so I commend Janine for sustaining her chosen post-pageant career. And so, her shelf life in the public eye continues.
That is how you can help Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon become one of the new muses for David Bellemere.
Here is Janine’s post:
OH MYYYY !!! I was chosen in the TOP 100 of 2017 @numuses !! If chosen as part of top 12, i’d have the opportunity to work with @davidbellemere in this very artistic and creative project And that would be AMAZING !! HELP ME GET in the top 20 by voting. Go to http://numus.es/janine and please vote for me and share pleaseeeee 😋😋. It’s one vote a day from sept 9- sept 15 5pm PST ( so that’s 5pm west coast, 8pm east coast and 8am sept 16 in philippines) Pleaseeeeee thank youuuu. 😍😘 #numuses #numuse
So what are we waiting for?
Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon has added another achievement in her US-based modeling career. She appears as one of the four leads in the latest VSPink (Victoria’s Secret Pink) advertisement which you can watch below.
courtesy of celebrity
Janine is happy with life in the US of A. The breaks may not be as abundant as pageant fans and followers would expect, but she is making strides that show her determination to make it where the competition is tougher than nailing a Miss Universe crown in real-life terms.
Keep it up, Janine!
Now back to my hot cup of Sunday morning coffee. 😉
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina flew to Los Angeles last week for a vacation that was somehow a visual assignment as well. When Miss USA 2016 was staged at the T-Mobile Arena last Sunday night, I could already sense that she was also in the audience watching the entire proceedings. And this is a good thing because that would give our bet a pretty good idea of how the pageant works. After all, it will be the same team that will handle Miss Universe come December. So it all makes sense to watch and learn.
Meanwhile, back in L.A., Maxine got the chance to spend some time with Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon. The latter must have given her more useful tips on how to handle the inner workings of Miss Universe.
And while she’s still in the City of Angels, Maxine was also feted to a warm get-together with her friends and #Maxinatics supporters alongside Jonas Gaffud, Angela Fernando and sister Ferica (see photo below).
So now, I leave you with a photo from the fashion editorial Maxine did for Slice Magazine. It happens to be one of her favorite shoots actually. Good night while I catch up on much-needed sleep. 🙂