MANILA, Philippines - Janine Tugonon breezed her way through the Miss Universe pageant excelling in all rounds of the competition. Tugonon finished 1st runner up behind Miss USA Olivia Culpo, the country's best finish since Miriam Quiambao in 1999. Here are highlights of today's pageant in photos.
Miss Philippines dressed in Sherri Hill is called as one of the Top 16 semifinalists.
Janine competes in the swimsuit competition. Aside from Venezuela she had one of the best performances of the night.
While her Alfredo Barraza gown was not the best one of the night Janine carried it well. Unlike the prelminary competition where she had her hair in a bun, Janine had her hair in a pony tail.
Her final pose showed confidence and spunk.
Speaking to GMA 7's Mariz Umali on Balitanghali, Tugonon says right before the crowning momemnt, she offered up this prayer, "Thy will done."
Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola.
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo blows a kiss to the crowd.
All photos courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization. - Rappler.com