“That (joining Binibining Pilipinas 2014) was a last minute decision for me, I was hesitant, I was praying a lot if I will join or not but my friends kept on convincing me to join the pageant,” said newly crowned Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Miss Universe Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa as she confirmed that she almost felt that her pageant days were over.
“It was a tough decision. I’m not a risk-taker but now I can say that I am. I’m just grateful that I finally decided and some people made me feel that I have the qualities to be a beauty queen.”
After joining the pageant for the third time, new Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa finally won the coveted crown. “Sobrang surreal yung feeling. Three years in the making ito for me. Sobrang taas ng level of happiness ko ngayon,” she exclaims.
Her victory was even made sweeter because she was crowned by Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner up Ariella Arida and Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler. “Sobrang kinikilig ako! Pero in-imagine ko talagang silang dalawa ang mag-t-turn over ng crown sa akin. I was claiming it. Totoo pala talaga yun,” MJ shares. (RELATED: Binibining Pilipinas 2014 winners up-close and personal)
The 2014 Binibining Pilipinas Queens are:
Mary Jean Lastimosa, Miss Universe Philippines 2014
Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Binibining Pilipinas International 2014
Yvethe Marie Santiago, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2014
Kris Tiffany Janson, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014
Parul Shah, Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014
Laura Victoria Lehmann, Binibining Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner Up
Hannah Ruth Sison, Binibining Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner Up
The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, Cream Silk, PLDT Home, JAG Jeans, AVON, PAGCOR, Titan Watches—the official watch sponsor, PAGCOR, Manhattan Garden City, Pizza Hut, Lactacyd White Intimate, Philippine Airlines, Sofitel—the official residence, Manila Bulletin—the official print partner, David’s Salon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Gold’s Gym, J.A.C. Motors, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training Center, Entrepreneur School of Asia, Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, and Raymond Saldaña Photography.
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