UST graduate wins Bb. Pilipinas Universe

Posted at Apr 16 2012 12:50 AM | Updated as of Apr 16 2012 08:50 AM

University of Sto. Tomas (UST) alumna Janine Tugonon was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe early Monday morning in the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 contest held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Nicole Schmitz won Bb. Pilipinas International while Karine Dimaranan won Bb. Pilipinas Tourism. Annalie Flores was 2nd runner-up, and Elaine Kay Moll was 1st runner-up.

Ms. Tugonon hopes to do better than Shamcey Supsup, who won 3rd runner-up in the 2011 Ms. Universe pageant held in Sau Paolo, Brazil.

Venus Raj placed 4th runner-up in the Ms. Universe pageant in 2010.

The Philippines has so far produced 2 Ms. Universe winners: Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran.