Janine Tugonon (No. 18) was hailed as the most beautiful woman as she represents the Philippines in this year’s Miss Universe pageant that happened in Smart Araneta Coliseum last April 15, 2012.

Janine Tugonon - Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Winner

In the pageant, judge Jose Manuel Romualdez asked Tugonon the question, “Many women nowadays forego a happy family life for a successful career. How do you feel about this?”

She replied, “I believe that women have the right to choose between what they want. But for me, you’ll have to go for what God has called you to do, whatever it is, between the two. You must do what your purpose is in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth.”

Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Winners

The list of the other winners was as follows:

Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012, Janine Tugonon and her Court of Winners!!! (L-R)Bb. Pilipinas 2012 2nd Runner-up-Ali Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas International 2012 - Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012-Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2012-Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas 2012 1st Runner-up

(left to right) Bb. Pilipinas 2012 2nd Runner-up-Ali Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas International 2012 – Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012-Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2012-Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas 2012 1st Runner-up

Photo from Adventures of a Beauty Queen

Top 5

Binibining Pilipinas – Universe 2012:
Janine Marie Raymundo Tugonon (No. 18)

Binibining Pilipinas – International 2012:
Nicole Matura Schmitz (No. 8)

Binibining Pilipinas – Tourism 2012:
Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan (No. 13)

Binibining Pilipinas 1st Runner Up:
Elaine Kay Tancio Moll (No. 15)

Binibining Pilipinas 2nd Runner Up:
Annalie Mallari Forbes (No. 29)

Special Awards

The special awards winners are:

Bb. Photogenic: Karen Gallman (No. 1)
Best in National Costume: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Bb. Friendship: Chloe Zanardi (No. 25)
Bb. Talent: Katrina Dimaranan (No. 13)
Manila Bulletin’s Reader’s Choice Award: Roxanne Tadique (No. 20)
People’s Binibini: Giselle Munoz (No. 21)
Nestle’s Best in Swimsuit: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Ms. PAL: Mary Jean Lastimosa (9)
Best in Evening Gown: Angelee delos Reyes (No. 26)

The coronation night was hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Venus Raj and Georgina Wilson.