Miss Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa
She is undeniably one of the most watched-after contender in this year's Miss Universe pageant. This is somewhat expected as for the last four years, her predecessors in Binibining Pilipinas (the Philippines biggest pageant held to select the representative of the country to the Miss Universe) have emerged runner ups; with the nearest feat that of Janine Mari Tugonon who came 1st Runner Up to Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo.
With the Philippines' consistent record of making it to the finals of international beauty pageants, expectations has been very high for the newest Miss Philippines. However, Mary Jean seems to be very calm and composed.
[pull_quote_left]I don’t let the pressure get to me. The Miss Universe is a once in a lifetime event, and I hope to treasure every moment, be grateful for the experience and just showcase the beauty of the Filipina the best way I can.[/pull_quote_left]
MJ to her fans and friends, Mary Jean Lastimosa is a pageant veteran. Her catwalk is refined and her she knows how to nail interview questions. The recent official Miss Universe interview she revealed that her parents worked abroad to give her a good education. Coming from a war torn province in the Philippines has been one of her biggest challenges growing up, and she shared that one of her motivations to finish her studies is to make her parents proud.
Watch the official Miss Universe interview of Miss Philippines here:
[pull_quote_right]Miss Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa undergone a lot of preparations for the pageant, and she even received character advice from her predecessors, former beauty queens Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugunon, Ariella Arida, and Venus Raj.[/pull_quote_right]
In terms of style, Miss Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa does not disappoint. She knows how to sport her good looks and managed to stand out in some points. However, as Miss Universe is a battle of beauty and brains, there is a lot for Mary to work on to secure her spot on the Top 5.
Miss Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa is a total package. That is why we picked her in our top 20 list of the beauties we predicted to win in the competition. As the 63rd Miss Universe pageant is getting nearer and the competition is getting tighter and we are pretty excited who among these beautiful ladies will be the next queen.