Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon is doing good as a model in the US.
Janine (2nd from right) during one of her modeling gigs
After placing 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, Janine Tugonon made the quick resolve to explore all the possible career opportunities in the US waiting for her. Doors have opened after the 2nd place finish. And Designer Sherri Hill was one of those who facilitated her entry into the world of fashion modeling, followed by a string of breaks as a print/photographic model. She never got idle for long and got bookings even before she would finish one. Credit goes to her beautiful exotic face that never goes unnoticed.
Janine with her close friends in New York
It helps a lot that Janine is a smart and hardworking girl. She knows how to network and market herself to potential upcoming designers. By now, she must have already shown up in a wide assortment of go-sees and landed gigs in a good number. She is still yearning to penetrate the all-important runways during New York Fashion Week. But who knows? We might get to see her doing the ramp for one of the famous names in the industry one of these days.
Keep doing what you do best, Janine. We’re just here to herald all your future achievements there. 🙂
Miss Universe 2012 First Runner-Up Janine Tugonon on the March 2013 cover of Metro Magazine.
Janine in all her lovely splendor.
If you still haven’t bought the latest issue (including the digital version) of Metro Magazine, then do yourself a favor and get one now. It has our Miss Universe 2012 First Runner-Up Janine Tugonon on the cover in a ’60s Redux theme, complete with a nice article and multi-page pictorial spread inside.
Janine has come a long way, and in Louis Vuitton garb at that.
The first thing you might end up saying after seeing these images is…”What a long way our Janine has come!” From her days as a Pharmacy student and Miss Thomasian Personality to her unsuccessful first attempt to win a crown in Bb. Pilipinas 2011 and an eventual re-joining last year to finally nail the top prize, all the way to Las Vegas where she kept all Filipinos on the edge of their seats after almost giving the country its third Miss Universe victory.
Janine is certainly fated for better things to come. After she gets to relinquish her crown to a ‘highly-pressured’ successor come April, it’s time to reap and fully enjoy the rewards of an outstanding reign. I’m pretty sure she will have a string of more endorsements, plus a possible showbiz stint with ABS-CBN.
Marriage can wait. Right, Janine? 😉
Who will take on the pressure-filled high heels of Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon?
This is the calm before the storm of beauties start raining on the pageant’s Golden Anniversary!
Visit the Official Website of Binibining Pilipinas to know more! 🙂
Deadline for submission of applications will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon as photographed by Raymond Saldana.
Okay, I may just be finding an excuse to post the beautiful Raymond Saldana photograph of Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon above, but the reminder is still important. Keep the votes coming for our Miss Universe 2012 representative. You can click HERE or on her image above. As other supporters would say, 10 Votes a Day keep the Competitors Away! 🙂
By the way, watch the video of The Insider below. It shows a good amount of split-second airtimes for our Janine.
courtesy of Darwin via dragonorm
P.S. Janine’s attire in the photograph above is not part of her MU2012 wardrobe.
Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon during registration and fittings for Miss Universe 2012
courtesy of TFCBalitangAmerica
With hardly any decent amount of sleep yet after arriving in Las Vegas, Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon immediately went straight to registration and fittings for the pageant inside Planet Hollywood. A large chunk of the candidates have already checked in and done so ahead of her. In initial texts with Jonas Gaffud, she mentioned how beautiful the candidates of Venezuela and Czech Republic are. And not one to take things sitting down, she makes sure that she always comes out of her hotel room looking just as standout lovely – a must for any beauty delegate who should be caught by random photographers at her best all the time. 🙂
courtesy of OPMB Worldwide and albert19862
Janine arriving at McCarran Intl Airport in Las Vegas.
I know that most of you are curious. What is this ‘cobra walk’ that Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon will display as her signature stride in Las Vegas for Miss Universe 2012?
Well, wait no longer, our bet obliged to requests to show the same during her pre-departure presscon at NAIA yesterday afternoon. 😉
By the way, Janine already arrived in Vegas and she will be rooming with Miss Indonesia, Maria Selena. For sure, the two will be like sisters in no time at all.
After she gets over her jetlag (I doubt if she will let it bog her down), be ready for more. 🙂
Janine at the NAIA Lounge during her mini-presscon earlier. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide)
Right now, 2012 Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon is way up in the skies at 35,000 feet, comfortably resting in her Business Class seat aboard Philippine Airlines PR106 that will bring her to the destination of her pageant dreams – Las Vegas.
What lies ahead of her 18-night stay on the Strip? Only God knows at this point. If the crown is meant for her or not, we shall only find out on the night of December 19 (9AM, December 20 Manila Time) when she will walk the stage of Miss Universe 2012 at Planet Hollywood to fulfill her mission: a back-to-back-to-back Top 5 placement for the Philippines, if not the title itself.
Norman’s Blog will keep you covered on the journey of Janine, together with local and US-based friends/colleagues from OPMB Worldwide. So just sit tight and enjoy the flight! 😉