Miss Universe 2012

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, 20 crowned Miss Universe 2012 today at Las Vegas, Nevada after 89 most beautiful ladies from their own countries compete for the title and the Diamond Nexus crown.  Among the top 5 were first runner-up Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon, 23; 2nd runner-up Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, 21; 3rd runner-up Miss Australia Renae Ayris, 22 and 4th runner-up Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, 24.
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In the end, Miss Philippines and Miss USA were head to head as they wait for the judge's decision.
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I could not argue more with the judges, I could only appeal on what is obvious. 

In the Q&A portion, Miss USA was asked with the question, "What is something you have done that you would never do again?" 

Her answer: "Ok, well, first I would like to start off by saying that every experience, no matter what it is, good or bad, you’ll learn from it. That’s just life." She added, "Something that I regret would probably be picking on my siblings growing up. Because you appreciate them so much more as you grow older, you get closer to your family, everybody fights with their siblings, right? But you don’t regret it."

Miss Philippines' question was "As an international ambassador, do you believe that speaking English should be a prerequisite to being Miss Universe? Why or why not?"

She answered: "For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It's being able to influence and inspire other people. As long as your heart wants to serve and you have a strong mind to show people, then you can be Miss Universe."

She obviously knocked that out with an out of the park answer. 

Pessimists may say that first runner-up is the first loser. Oh yeah? Well we say that first runner-up is the 2nd grand winner. Its all a matter of perspective. 

Anyhow, we're all proud of you Janine! For being the 2nd most beautiful, sexy and intelligent woman in the face of the universe. Thank you for sparking hope to the Filipino people and for empowering every Filipina with your beauty and wits.

Mabuhay ka Janine! You made us proud! :)


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