Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP
PH bet MJ Lastimosa wows in Ms. Universe pre-pageant
INQUIRER.net / 12:12 PM January 22, 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa, the Philippines’ representative to the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, wowed the public with her elegance and fit figure during the pageant’s preliminary competition in Florida.
From being elegant in her white Alfredo Barraza dress in the evening gown competition, the 27-year-old Lastimosa shifted into a sizzling siren during the swimsuit portion.
Lastimosa received thunderous applause from the crowd each time she appeared on the stage, while netizens voiced their praises for the businesswoman-turned-beauty queen.
On January 26 (Philippine time), 88 women from all over the world will compete for the coveted Miss Universe 2015 crown at the Florida International University in Doral City.
Since 2010, the Philippines has consistently placed in the Top 5—Ariella Arida, 3rd runner-up in 2013; Janine Tugonon, 1st runner-up in 2012; Shamcey Supsup, 3rd runner-up in 2011; and Venus Raj was 4th runner-up in 2010. NC