My excitement about the Miss Universe 2014 Pageant was poked when I reviewed via online today’s Preliminary Competition happening from the American state of Florida. I can’t wait for Monday morning, when a new queen will be crowned, because our very own Mary Jean Lastimosa of the Philippines is wearing such a promise to be that one to beat and to bring home our country’s third Miss Universe crown.
Quite a few stood out from this year’s batch. MJ Lastimosa‘s body is to die for. And anyone aspiring to become a beauty queen would kill to have her stage presence. It’s unfathomable how she managed to be fierce yet sweet and be herself without putting up a half-baked fight against more than eighty politically deemed as equally beautiful delegates from around the world. Let’s hope to the universe that she will outdo her today’s performance come January 26, 2015, so that she will just be half an inch away from clinching the Miss Universe 2014 crown.
This photo was taken during MJ’s victory party at the Kagandahang Flores beauty camp in Quezon City after she was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2014 on March 30, 2014. Thanks to her handler, Rodgil Flores, for welcoming me to the party. Hope to see everyone back again at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night come March 15.