Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon’s farewell speech
“The past year has been entirely incredible. I already felt blessed when I was crowned Miss Universe Philippines last April. But then I had to wait for 7 more months before I could actually compete. Instead of being impatient, I regard it as an opportunity to hone my qualities to endless personality development sessions, and improve my mindset; workout with increased fervor and at the same time strengthen my fighting spirit. I am glad I did all that because I was able to make my countrymen proud.
Winning so close to the Miss Universe crown is a humbling experience. It made me realize that one can do so much for others by being the best one can be. I also relish the times we had with operation smiles and other charitable activities. I treasure the friends I have made along the way. I am grateful to those who rooted for…
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