MANILA, Philippines -- Local celebrities turned to microblogging site Twitter on Thursday to congratulate beauty queen Janine Tugonon, who was named Miss Universe 2012 first runner up in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila).
For some, Tugonon should have won the pageant as she was deserving to wear the highly coveted crown.
Below are some of the tweets of local celebrities.
Actress Anne Curtis: "Congratulations @janina_tugonon Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner Up! We are so proud of you!!!"
Singer-actress Regine Velasquez: "We are sooooooooo proud of you Ms Philippines!!!!!!!!!gogogo baka next year atin na!!!! Yahoooooo"
Singer Sitti Navarro: "Ok, so balita ko naluto tayo..oh well. Just like American Idol, it's their competition, not ours. But still proud of Janine for showing the world what the Filipina can do! Congrats Janine!! :)"
Comedian K Brosas: "Gustong hamunin ng suntukan c donald trump syet! Sapakin ko sa sa apdo! Chos... Congrats pa din ms. Janine! Kaw talaga panalo!! :)"
Former beauty queen Charlene Gonzales: "Janine... You will still be our Miss Universe. Congratulations. We are so happy for you!! You make us proud."
Host-actress Mariel Rodriguez: "Janine we are so proud of you!!! Thank you for showing the universe just how beautiful Filipinas are!!!"
Model-host Phoemela Baranda: "We were robbed!!! Ms. universe should have been done here in the pi!"
Host Bianca Gonzales: "you DESERVE the crown MOST, @janine_tugonon!!!!!!!! you are our #MissUniverse2012!!!! you were perfect tonight!!!!"
Former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez: "NOOOOO way!!!! This is insane!!!! Dapat Philippines ang panalo!!! This is soooo disappointing."
Actor KC Montero: "In all honesty, good job Ms. Philippines."
Singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla: "Congrats, Ms Philippines!"
Actress Maxene Magalona: "OH WELL. Congrats, @janine_tugonon! Ikaw pa rin ang Miss Universe ng buhay namin!!! #MissUniverse2012"
Former beauty queen Maggie Wilson: "OMG!!!!!! USA????!!! Well, she's is deserving too.. Soooo close!! Still amazing job Philippines!!"
Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao: "We're still very proud of u @janine_tugonon!! You did your BEST, eveything RIGHT, and that's ENOUGH! Para sa amin, IKAW ang @missuniverse!!!"
Comedian Vice Ganda: "Congratulations Janine Tugonon for winning MsUniverse 1st runner up. Truly a Filipino pride!"