Watch Miss Universe 2012 Q&A portion

Posted at Dec 20 2012 12:52 PM | Updated as of Dec 20 2012 09:01 PM

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Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon nearly clinched this year's Miss Universe crown.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo brought home the top prize, while Tugonon was named first runner-up.

Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist, bested 88 contestants to take the crown from last year's winner, Leila Lopes of Angola.

Tugonon, meanwhile, is 23 years old and graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Pharmacy.

Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero placed third, while Miss Australia Renae Ayris and Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus rounded out the Top 5.

Watch the video for the questions and answers from this year's Top 5 contestants.

Dateline Philippines, December 20, 2012

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