Binibining Pilipinas 2012 winners: (from left) Annalie Forbes, 2nd runner-up; Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas-International; Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe; Katrina Jayne Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism; and Elaine Kay Moll, 1st runner-up.

Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe;

Photo: Noel Orsal

It’s a night of “veterans” at the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 held last night, April 15, at the Araneta Coliseum.

Two of the three titleholders this year have joined the Binibining Pilipinas in the past.

Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon (No. 18) was the 1st runner-up last year, while Bb. Pilipinas-International Nicole Schmitz (No. 18) was a semi-finalist in 2007.

The Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism crown went to Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13).

The 1st runner-up is Elaine Kay Moll (No. 15) and 2nd runner-up is Annalie Forbes (No. 29).

Those who also made it in the Top 12 are: Sherlyn Gonzales (No. 30), Liezl Alcantara (No. 16), Patricia Lee Ejercitado (No. 7), Angelee delos Reyes (No. 26), Mary Jean Lastimosa (No. 9), Gina Joy Howell (No. 14), and Karen Gallman (No. 1).

Aside from winning the Bb. Pilipinas-International crown, Nicole Schmitz also won two special awards: Best in Swimsuit and Best in National Costume.

Mary Jean Lastimosa, last year’s 2nd runner-up, won Miss PAL and Miss Avon.

The other special awardees are:

Best in Long Gown - Angelee delos Reyes (No. 26)

Miss Photogenic - Karen Gallman (No. 1)

Miss Friendship - Chloie Zanardi (No. 25)

Miss Talent - Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13)

People‘s Choice - Giselle Angelica Munoz (No. 21)

Reader‘s Choice – Roxanne Tadique (No. 20)

The Binibining Pilipinas 2012 was hosted by Iza Calzado, Venus Raj, Georgina Wilson, and Xian Lim.