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MANILA, Philippines - Did Manny Pacquiao win?
According to Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon's Facebook fan page, this was the answer given by the candidate to her manager on December 9 (Manila time) as she was fitting her gown for the Miss Universe pageant, after her manager asked her about the gown's details.
Shortly after, Janine posted this tweet:
I think we shd stop blaming Manny's defeat in his change of beliefs. We share the same beliefs and win/lose my faith will remain.— Janine Mari Tugonon (@janine_tugonon) December 9, 2012
It can be remembered that Janine and Miss Mexico Karina Gonzalez visited Cong. Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at their last pre-fight presscon at the MGM Grand on December 6.
Fans who pinned their hopes on Pacman now pin their hopes on the Miss Universe hopeful whom we will see in the preliminaries on December 14 and then on pageant night on December 20 at 9 am (Manila time).
ABS-CBN will broadcast the event live.
Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup will host the web show On the Scene on December 14 that will stream via the Miss Universe YouTube channel, Official Miss Universe.
Fans continue to post photos of Janine Tugonon and the other Miss Universe hopefuls in her official Facebook fan page.
Here are what we found today:
A fan published this video in YouTube of the Caesars Palace red carpet, where Janine and the other candidates are joined by reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes:
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