Janine credits diet, training for pageant win

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Posted at Apr 18 2012 12:37 PM | Updated as of Apr 19 2012 12:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Hard work certainly paid off for Janine Tugonon who was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012 last Sunday.

In an interview on the morning show "KrisTV" on Wednesday, Tugonon said it isn't just luck that brought her the crown since she really worked hard to prepare for the pageant.

"Nag-train ako ng sobra and diet. 'Di naman sa mataba pero 'yung body medyo kulang pa sa tone and 'yung waistline," said Tugonon, who also joined the Binibining Pilipinas in 2011.

Although she's obviously happy with her victory this time around, Tugonon admitted she is also very nervous.

"Kasi pressured kasi Shamcey (Supsup) and Venus (Raj) made it so mas doon tuloy na-focus ang attention ko na I have to work hard, I have to win, kung hindi madi-disappoint ang sambayanang Pilipino," Tugonon said.

Raj represented the country in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas and bagged fourth runner-up, while Supsup finished third runner-up in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.