Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon ♔ 1st Runner-Up Miss Universe 2012
"For me, being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language. It’s about being able to influence and inspire other people. So whatever language you have, if you have a heart to serve and a strong mind to show people, then you can be Miss Universe."
Congratulations Janine! You definitely exemplified the true makings of a beauty queen - beauty, intelligence, and grace. But more importantly, you made Filipinos all around the world proud :) Thank you for bringing “hope, happiness, and [the perfect] Christmas gift” to us all. What a wonderful way to end the year! Mabuhay ka, Janine! Ikaw na! :)