Miss U is a ‘personality pageant’, says Janine

Pageant Monday


Janine Tugonon’s homecoming was on the frontpage of UST The Varsitarian‘s latest issue.

On the article, talked about her Miss Universe experience and how excited she was to return to her alma mater.

“’Pag nandoon ka na (Ms. Universe pageant), lahat kayo magaganda, sexy, matatangkad. Pero what will make you stand out is what you really are—your personality. At ‘yung personality, mabubuo ‘yun kung saan ka nanggaling. Sa akin, napakalaking tulong ang binigay ng UST dahil na-enhance ko ‘yung values ko, ‘yung principles ko, and I thank UST.”

She added that joining the pageant requires a “pure heart and a strong mind.”

“Being a beauty queen is having a total package; that you are beautiful in and out, and intellectually able to [get along] with different people and personalities. Hindi lang siya beauty pageant, it’s a personality pageant.”

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