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MANILA, Philippines - Who will be the next representatives of the Philippines in Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Tourism Queen International 2012 competitions?
Who will succeed the throne of the reigning Bb. Pilipinas 2011 winners: Shamcey Supsup, Dianne Necio and Isabella Manjon?
Rappler is live blogging the grand coronation night of the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 pageant ongoing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Bb Pilipinas Universe: #18 Janine Tugonon
Bb Pilipinas Tourism: #13 Katrina Dimaranan
Bb Pilipinas International: #8 Nicole Schmitz
1st Runner Up: #15 Elaine Kay Moll
2nd Runner Up: #29 Ali Forbes
11:33pm: Judges now making their way back to their seats. Deliberation was done backstage.
11:27pm: Venus Raj on stage during the commercial break, sings Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Xian Lim sings a few lines of "I Could Not Ask for More" after being roused by the audience.
11:20pm: All candidates are back on stage for the final results.
11:18pm: Shamcey Supsup takes her final walk as Bb. Pilipinas Universe, says "Muito obrigado Bb Pilipinas."
11:00pm: Question and Answer portion for all Top 12 semifinalists is over. Some highlights:
Phil Younghusband asks: Can you give us your definition of defeat and victory?
Risa Hontiveros asked her question in both English and Filipino and asked contestant to answer in language she is comfortable with. Contestant answered in English.
Precious Lara Quigaman: Given a chance to change a personal experience, what would you change and why?
US Ambassador Harry Thomas asks: How will you show the world that it's more fun in the Philippines?
Top 12 Semifinalists:
Mary Jean Lastimosa
Elaine Kay Moll
Angeli Delos Reyes
Gina Jay Howell
Best in National Costume - Nicole Schmitz #8
Best in Long Gown - Angelie delos Reyes #26
Best in Swimsuit - Nicole Schmitz #8
Bb Friendship - Chloe Zanardi #25
Bb Talent - Katrina Jayne Dimaranan #13
Manila Bulletin Reader's Choice - Roxanne Tadique #20
People's Binibini (people's choice) - Giselle Angelica Munoz #21
Bb Photogenic - Karen Gallman #1
Bb PAL - MJ Lastimosa #9
Bb Avon - MJ Lastimosa #9
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