LiveBlog: Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Winners (Results)

After four months of screenings, trainings, charity functions, fashion shows and parades, the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 will finally announce the winners of its most prestigious beauty titles on April 15 in a glittering production spectacle. Binibining Pilipinas 2012 will give out three titles namely, Miss Universe Philippines 2012, Binibining Pilipinas International 2012 and Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2012. The beauty spectacular is hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Ms. Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj and Georgina Wilson. Direction is by Johnny Manahan.

Other photos from George Calvelo/NPPA Images

Since its inception, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. has grown into a globally recognized brand. It sends out the most beautiful, accomplished and deserving Filipina representatives to the prestigious Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Tourism Queen International pageants where they compete against almost 100 countries. To date, it has the prestige of having produced two Miss Universe winners (Gloria Diaz, Maria Margarita Moran) and three Miss International winners (Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez and Precious Lara Quigaman).  In 2010, Ms. Universe Philippines Maria Venus Raj placed 4th runner up in Miss Universe. Last year, Ms. Universe Philippines Shamcey Supsup placed 3rd runner up in the Miss Universe pageant held in Sau Paulo, Brazil.

(L-R) Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas International; Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Universe; Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism.

 #BbPilipinas2012 is a number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide.

Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) chair Stella Marquez Araneta commended ABS-CBN for bringing an excellent show last year, which she said some believe to be better than the Miss Universe production.

It can be recalled that last year, the Kapamilya network staged the Philippines’ most prestigous pageant, where Shamcey Supsup was hailed Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and eventually became 4th Runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant. 

(L-R) Annalie Forbes, 2nd Runner-up; Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas-International; Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe; Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism and Elaine Kay Moll, 1st Runner-up.

Shamcey Supsup crowns the new, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012, Janine Tugonon

Bb Pilipinas Universe: #18 Janine Tugonon
Bb Pilipinas Tourism: #13 Katrina Dimaranan
Bb Pilipinas International: #8 Nicole Schmitt
1st Runner Up: #15 Elaine Kay Moll
2nd Runner Up: #29 Ali Forbes


Candidate #8 Nicole Schmitz

Candidate #26  Angelie delos Reyes

Candidate #8 Nicole Schmitz

Candidate #25 Chloe Zanardi

Candidate #13 Katrina Dimaranan

Candidate #20 Roxane Tadique

Candidate #21 Giselle Munoz  

Candidate #1 Karen Gallman

Candidate #9 MJ Lastimosa

Candidate #9 MJ Lastimosa

Top 12 Finalists:
Sherlyn Gonzales #30

Leizl Alcantara #16
Annalie Forbes #29
Mary Jean Lastimosa #9
Jannine Tugonon #18
Elaine Kay Moll #15
Nicole Schmitz #8
Katrina Dimaranan #13
Angeli Delos Reyes #26
Patricia Ejercitado #7
Karen Gallman #1
Gina Jay Howell #14

Bb. Pilipinas 2011 Winners Final Walk
Meanwhile the pageant could not be completed without the participation of the List of Judges who were experts on their respective fields. Some of the judges were  known celebrities, artists and well-respected individuals.
Here are the list of the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Official Judges:
  1. Ashley Perguson
  2. Jose Manuel Romualdez
  3. Ambassador Jorge Domecq
  4. Precious Lara Quigaman
  5. Sec. Cesar Purisima
  6. CEO John Martin
  7. Gov. Casimiro Ynares
  8. Cong. Risa Hontiveros
  9. Richard Gomez
  10. Amb. Harry K. Thomas Jr.
  11. Phil Younghusband
  12. Mr. Gougeon
Officials from the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI), a non-stock, non-profit organization founded by its chair, Stella Márquez de Araneta were also presents during the coronation night which was hosted by Xian Lim, Izza Calzado, Venus Raj and Giorgina Wilson.
BPCI Officials who were presents were the following:
  • Chairman Stella Marquez Araneta
  • Conchita Bernardo
  • Joseph “Pitoy” Moreno
  • Eddie Ocampo
  • Michael Noah
  • Gogoy Avelino
Winning answer

Janine who placed first runner-up during Bb. Pilipinas 2011 proved that joining the pageant for the second time's a charm.

“Sobrang happy ako and thankful ako kay Lord. Joining wasn’t a brief decision, sobrang pinag-usapan namin ito within the family. Naisip ko noon, “Lord, bahala ka na. I surrender, andito ako for a reason and I know I’m here for a reason,” Janine said in an interview after the pageant.

Her winning answer reflected her belief as a modern Filipina.

“I believe women have the right to choose between what they want. Just go for what God wants you to do. Between the two, whatever it is, you must do your purpose in this world. Just have faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth,” Janine said in the question and answer portion when asked about women foregoing a happy family life for a successful career.

11:33pm: Judges now making their way back to their seats. Deliberation was done backstage.

11:27pm: Venus Raj on stage during the commercial break, sings Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Xian Lim sings a few lines of "I Could Not Ask for More" after being roused by the audience.

11:20pm: All candidates are back on stage for the final results.
11:18pm: Shamcey Supsup takes her final walk as Bb. Pilipinas Universe, says "Muito obrigado Bb Pilipinas."

11:00pm: Question and Answer portion for all Top 12 semifinalists is over. Some highlights:

Phil Younghusband asks: Can you give us your definition of defeat and victory?

Risa Hontiveros asked her question in both English and Filipino and asked contestant to asnwer in language she is comfortable with. Contestant answered in English.

Precious Lara Quigaman: Given a chance to change a personal experience, what would you change and why?

US Ambassador Harry Thomas asks: How will you show the world that its more fun in the Philippines?


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