She’s 27 and age has caught up with her, but there’s still no stopping Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa from pursuing her dream, one that every Filipino shares: to bag the country’s third Miss Universe crown after a record 41-year drought.
After three attempts, she finally won Bb. Pilipinas Universe. Despite the odds, MJ has kept the faith.
This modern woman is raring to explore and exploit her identity as a
Filipino. Hence, here, she wears creations by Filipino designers Michael Leyva, Eric de los Santos, Mike de la Rosa, and Efren Ocampo.
Most of these pieces were presented in the Inquirer Lifestyle Face-Off 2014: Masters and Millennials fashion show, presented with Hana Shampoo and Champion Infinity. The theme was the modern maria clara.
Consider it MJ’s celebration of the future, with a nod to the past.
MJ is not your typical Filipino queen. She adds “fearless” and “fierce” to her every look, and that should delight the universe any time.
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