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A Look Back at Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, and Venus Raj's Preview Debut

It was an electric group cover for the sizzling Miss Universe runners-up.
A Look Back at Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, and Venus Raj's Preview Debut
IMAGE BJ Pascual
It was an electric group cover for the sizzling Miss Universe runners-up.

Once a beauty queen, always a beauty queen. If you're just as excited about Miss Universe as we are, here's a throwback to the time we put the morena triumvirate of Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, and Venus Raj on the cover of Preview May 2013. Wearing magnetic metallic fashion from Burberry, take a look at our cover story that's all about taking home the crown, walking the walk, and what it takes to having "it."

IMAGE BJ Pascual

IMAGE BJ Pascual

“I just enjoyed the whole show that night,” Janine recalls the Miss Universe pageant night back in 2012 where in Olivia Culpo took home the crown. “I kept praying and left my fate to God. Also, I was excited to go home and see my family. So upon the announcement of the winner, my first thought was, ‘Yes! Makakauwi na ako.’”

IMAGE BJ Pascual

IMAGE BJ Pascual

“The reason I joined: I wanted to improve myself,” Shamcey says who's a self-confessed nerd. “It was a venue for me to learn. My whole life I’d been focusing on honing myself intellectually. Pero wala akong alam sa beauty.” Prior to the pageant, she’d never donned a swimsuit, never wore heels, never exercised, and never ever imagined joining any beauty contest."

IMAGE BJ Pascual

IMAGE BJ Pascual

“When I first saw Venus, I thought she was stunning,” Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens looks back on that moment the statuesque dark beauty walked through his door. “She was tall, elegant, graceful.” But there was still some work to be done. Venus concurs, “Akala ko dati ang galing-galing ko na maglakad, but Jonas worked with me on my walk, my posture.”

IMAGE BJ Pascual

Words by Vicky Montenegro

 

Photographed by BJ Pascual

Styled by Liz Uy

Art Direction by Vince Uy

Make-Up by Pong Niu, Owen Sarmiento, and Archie Valencia

Hair by Jerry Javier for L'Oréal Professionnel

Production Design by Monica Sebial

This story originally appeared in Preview's May 2013 issue. You can download back issues of Preview here


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