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Thursday, December 20, 2012
'Miss Universe 2012" Full Pageant Night Replay
Just like her predecessors Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon almost clinched this year's Miss Universe title, placing first runner-up.
The coronation night, held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila), was hosted by Andy Cohen, Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent, and entertainment journalist and fashion and beauty expert Giuliana Rancic.
Miss USA Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old who plays the cello and is a breast cancer advocate, was crowned Miss Universe on Wednesday, the eighth time an American has won the pageant.
Culpo, who hails from Rhode Island, was chosen by a 10-judge panel from 89 contestants representing countries ranging from India to Kosovo and Britain. Wearing a red, long-sleeved dress for her final look, Culpo was the first Miss USA to take the title since 1997.
She takes the place of last year's winner Leila Lopes, who was the first ever Miss Universe from Angola.
The Filipina beauty was given a Twitter question from judge, fashion photographer Nigel Barker: "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."
Miss Universe 2012: USA, Olivia Culpo
1st runner-up: Philippines, Janine Tugonon
2nd runner-up: Venezuela, Irene Esser
3rd runner-up: Australia, Renae Ayris
4th runner-up: Brazil, Gabriela Markus
WATCH 'MISS UNIVERSE 2012' FULL PAGEANT REPLAY BELOW:
article source: abs-cbnnews.com
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