Janine Tugonon: ‘No matter what language…as long as you have the heart’

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Janine Tugonon is 1st runner up in the Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant

Q&A. Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (R) speaks during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Holywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012, as hosts Andy Cohen (L) and Giuliana Rancic (C) look on. Eighty-nine countries and territories are participating in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

MANILA, Philippines – Janine Tugonon was asked this question by pageant judge Nigel Barker: “As an international ambassador, do you think that speaking English should be a prerequisite for Miss Universe? Why or why not?”

Here’s Tugonon’s answer: “For me Miss Universe is not about being able to speak a particular language, it’s about being able to influence and inspire other people. No matter what language you have as long as you have the heart you can inspire other people.”

Tugonon was declared 1st runner up in the Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant that was held in Las Vegas, USA, on Thursday, December 20 (Manila time). – Rappler.com

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