You’ve got to be really passionate about pageants to brave the crawling EDSA traffic back and forth from Paranaque to Cubao. That is exactly what I did earlier for the Official Send-off given by BPCI for Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa at Balay in Araneta Center.
And it is something I would not miss for the world. This was BPCI’s last Press Event for the year and a well-attended one at that, considering that outside the venue, the place was also lined up by a big crowd of solid MJ Supporters eagerly waiting for their idol to spend a few minutes in huddle with them.
All her Bb. Pilipinas 2014 sisters were accounted for, as well as Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta. And just to add extra glitz, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010 Venus Raj also showed up to give their words of encouragement for MJ.As for MJ, she has now reached that point where learnings have been fully maxed. Did you know that she actually did her own make-up for the portrait shot that was uploaded to the Miss Universe website? Talk about being a real hardworking learner of a beauty queen, she is a contender for the most diligent and effective trainee.
Tonight, MJ will depart for North Cotabato to spend time with her family. Right after Christmas, she will return to Manila to make final preparations for the packing of her wardrobe. By January 3, she will be departing for Miami via Los Angeles aboard Philippine Airlines.
Good luck, MJ! And may you bring back home the crown we have all been longing and waiting to experience for a 3rd time. :-)