Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner Up Janine Mari Tugonon’s sched is never packed enough even during the holidays. After a remarkable and emotionally stirring win at the 61st Miss Universe Pageant held at Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19th, where Janine managed to beat 87 other beauty titlists from different countries, she chooses to pay forward by giving back to the community.
Only two days after her plane touched down from the U.S., Janine accompanied 3,329 underprivileged kids to the Disney on Ice premiere show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on December 24th, one of the very first activities she stepped up to get herself involved with.
The kids are under the care of a group of various communities comprised of Saint Peter Parish, Saint Martin, Channel of Hope, SSDD Social Services, VillaMaria, Holy Family, Barangay E. Rodriguez Imperial St. and Care for Children.
“It’s one of the best Christmas gifts I could think of giving these kids. Makita ko lang sila ngumiti, masaya na rin ako,” shared Janine.