Janine Tugonon flies to US for Miss Universe

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 02 2012 07:05 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2012 01:13 AM

Janine Tugonon

MANILA, Philippines – Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012 Janine Tugonon left for the United States on Sunday to represent the Philippines in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.

Tugonon’s family, close friends and boyfriend were all at the airport for the beauty queen’s sendoff.

Tugonon said she is already starting to feel the pressure as she flies to the US but the continued prayers keep her calm.

Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012 Janine Tugonon
She said she also feels honored that she is given the chance to stand for the country in the renowned beauty pageant.

Tugonon’s family is set to follow the beauty queen to Las Vegas next week.

The 2012 Miss Universe pageant will be held at Planet Hollywood and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19 (December 20 in Manila). - from a report by Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News