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Filipino beauty queens modeled for New York Fashion Week

Former Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon and Miss World Philippines 2013 Valerie Weigmann were featured in separate fashion shows at the New York Fashion Week. Instagram/Janine Tugonon and Valerie Weigmann 

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipina pageant title holders joined the list of beauty queens who walked the runway at New York Fashion Week 2017.

Former Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann were featured in separate fashion shows.

Tugonon, who is now a professional model, joined the Fall-Winter ‘17 fashion shows of Malan Breton and Denibi. On the other hand, Weigmann was showcased in Ane Amour’s “Daughters of Artemis” show.


#MalanBreton FW17 ! Thank you so much @malanbreton @jymben !! Much love to the whole team @joico @bitebeauty @msamodels @v_well

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After her stint, Weigmann was seen touring New York with her friend and fellow pageant title holder, Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray.


@aneamour #fw17 #NYFW

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Valentines was a perfect day for a twinnie adventure in NYC! Hearts day date with @vweigmann Missing my love @clintbondad

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Besides Tugonon and Weigmann, other beauty queens such as Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber, and Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez were also part of New York Fashion Week.


It was an honor to walk for @sherrihill ! Un honneur de défiler pour @sherrihill ! #nyfw #fashionweek #nyc #missuniverse

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The prestigious fashion event started last February 9 and ran until February 15 (US time).

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