Hello from the Project Vanity team! Thanks for dropping by.

Janine Tugonon is 1st Runner Up for Miss Universe 2012

I was following the Miss Universe pageant on Twitter today and I was riveted by all the funny comments! I love that Twitter didn't fail me. Come awarding time, I was on the edge of my seat. Everyone was predicting that Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, would win because of her answer and beauty.

It was not meant to be. :( I was disappointed because I wanted to see a Filipina Miss Universe in my lifetime - today, preferably - but there is a next year! I'm still happy and proud that Miss Philippines won 1st runner up! This is the closest we've been to the crown in a while!

I loved her answer to the question on whether English should be a prerequisite for being Miss Universe. Janine said, "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 as long as your heart is deserving and you have a strong mind to show to people, then you can be Miss Universe." Boom! I didn't like the question though. It was inane, almost too easy. Our home girl did us proud with an answer that was short yet meaningful.

Congratulations Janine! You've inspired us all!

Christmas Tree nails

Hot from Estee Lauder

0