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Monday, April 16, 2012

Binibining Pilipinas Winners: Janine Tugonon is Miss Universe Philippines 2012

Here are the list of winners at recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas held last April 15, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  three title was given to three lovely filipinas namely: Miss Universe Philippines 2012, Bb. Pilipinas International 2012 and Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2012.

Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2012 — #18 Janine Tugonon — 22, 5’9”Janine was born and raised in Balanga, Bataan. She is a BS Pharmacy Cum Laude from UST and has trained in Ballet Manila. She was last year’s Bb. Pilipinas first runner up. Previous to this, she was also Ms. Pharmacy and Ms. UST—both in 2010. She loves watching crime suspense thrillers such as CSI, Criminal Mind and Fringe. She also loves reading crime related books.

Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2012 — #13 Katrina Dimaranan — 18, 5’8”Katrina was born in San Juan, Metro Manila and just recently graduated from high school. She wants to take up Psychology in college because she believes she can relate to different kinds of people because of her life experiences. Because of her family’s situation, she has attended 13 schools and has learned to be independent. She was also homeless for a while even to the point of sleeping in a terminal bathroom with her siblings. She loves to sing and has exposure to choirs, events and musicals. Despite her challenging experiences, Katrina maintains a positive outlook in life. She joined the pageant to be an inspiration to people and that despite all odds “all will turn out all right”.

Binibining Pilipinas International 2012 — #8 Nicole Schmitz — 23, 5’7”Representing Cebu City, Nicole will soon be the holder of two degrees – Law and Psychology, in Australia. She is set to graduate from Law by the end of 2012 and graduated in Psychology with honors. She is a keen traveler and plans to climb the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She also loves extreme sports, white water rafting, hand gliding and dances the salsa. Her dad is German and her mom is from Cebu. It is her second time to join the pageant, the first time being in 2007 when she was just 18. Joining the Bb. Pilipinas has always been top of her mind because she feels that she has a lot to offer to the pageant.

1st Runner Up — #15 Elaine Mollie

2nd Runner-Up — #29 Annalie Forbes

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