Janine Tugonon was raised in the Bataan Province, where she grew up with her mother, sister and grandparents. She spent her childhood going to the farm with her mother and the markets with her grandmother. An adventurous spirit, Janine enjoys hiking and climbing mountains. She also loves to travel and cook classic Filipino dishes. Janine is an avid trader, and one day hopes to work as a social entrepreneur .
In her own words
Janine’s favorite actor is Matthew Gray Gubler, from Criminal Minds.
Janine likes to make candies, or “pastillas”, that she then sells to friends and family.
One day Janine rescued her sister’s cell phone from a mugger.