160 comments on “The Vindication of Mary Jean Lastimosa

  1. Norman, I absolutely appreciate her positive attitude, good communication skills and inner beauty!

  2. Norman, sheΒ΄s very articulate and her winsome self-confidence is so awe-inspiring!…

    Yes folks, MJ will surely make the country proud and she WILL definitely deliver the unprecedented 5-peat for The PHILIPPINES!!!!!

  3. Ayokong mangbash ng mga nagsasabi ng face ni ganito at attitude ni ganito si MJ kaya maging competitive sya sa MU.

    MJ will give a good fight in MU 2014 kahit anung mukha pa nya that is kung di babaguhin ang lakad nya, ang mga galaw nya. the way sya maglide, mag sway ng hips, at kung papaano nya itapon ang mga binti e yun ang magdadala sa kanya sa top 5. Di ako naniniwala na dapat e mga exotic ang mga ipapadala sa MU. Basta toned ang katawan mo at maganda sa camera, at panalo ang lakad mo, kahit duster pa yan o tuwalya ang ipasuot,at di halatang pilit ang galaw, papasok at papasok yan sa top 5. Yung korona eh kung sino na lang sa lima at mangangabog.

  4. Queenb, coversationalist naman pala si MJ . I’m very hopeful.

  5. My thoughts on the selection of Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa, very good pick, with her determination and not giving up on the bb pilipinas pageant goes to show ‘anything is possible’ , and she is a prime example of the new era women of that, I’m sad the Pia didn’t win anything but my thoughts are, the same thing, they are saying Pia to represent Philippines on another year, timing is everything, I will not be surprised if MJ will bag the 2014 crown of Miss Universe, if not I put money Pia will take the Miss Universe crown, once she wins the bb pilipinas, Pia, still has the age time πŸ™‚ Good Luck MJ again be HUMBLE AND TRUE , most important have fun, and this miss universe title is yours

  6. Mj has the smile of shamcey, the eyes of ara, the waistline of venus and the determination of janine! I think we got a pretty good one here don’t you think? πŸ˜‰

  7. Mary Jean Lastimosa’s long and winding road leading to Miss Philippines-Universe will prove as a tremendous asset as she presses forward in creating her own chapter of success to a country rich in pageant history and is currently the hottest nation in beauty competitions. May the newly crowned beauty add to the four-year top five streak but more importantly break that four-year runners-up streak and bring home that crown.

    In the meantime, Mary Jean, savor the moment, basque in the glory and enjoy the sweet taste of victory as Miss Philippines Universe 2014!

  8. Aaminin ko na bitter ako. Sino bang hindi pag di mo feel ang results? Opinion ko ito and I’m just hoping Team MJ learn a thing or two here to be considered in her further transformation. Here goes:

    I really dont like MJ now. I really love her in 2011 (i was really rooting for her then) but not now. Mukhang namamaga talaga mukha niya dahil sa make up siguro at sa labi niyang malapad na mukha tuloy siyang poster girl on violence against women. Hindi talaga siya fresh. Kebs sa height kasi mas mag-sstand out siya kung mas maliit siya (come to think of it….). Pero plastic rin yung confidence niya for me, iyong parang pilit and/or entitled masyado. People say she’s genuine and I hope she really is but that it would show more next time. Sana mas unassuming pa? Or mas breezy and carefeee? Feel ko kasi na she makes sooo much big deal out of the third attempt na parang she’s been a victim of fate and not anymore a warrior of her destiny? I know it is a big deal and she fought hard but puhlease stop the “finally I have what I should have had 3 years ago” discourse. Ayun ung dating eh. Yung vindication nagiging parang parating rooted on her losses in the past more than her actual win at the most cutthroat batch ever. Cant she just have the “let it go” aura? Parang masyado siyang clingy sa past niya na para bang ngayon lang binigay ang justice. Lol ewan. Basta. Di ako maka sympathize sa kanya in the way I felt for Kym, Diana, and Pia.

    But this is just me.

    Before you lash out, let me say that while the above words seem to be words of hatred, these are NOT to bash but as means of constructive criticism. At the end of the day Im gonna take the high road and support her. Good sport pa rin ako noh. Take my harsh (and probably false) perspectives as my way of support. Consider my negative stuff as rallying points to make her better and so she can charm more people, me included.

    So, good luck and congrats MJ! I really wanna be your fan (again). But we’ll see. πŸ˜€

    • Her wining is simply do was a show of extreme hardwork, perseveranc, leap iof faith, sticking with your dreams and just plain destiny!
      Hindi rin ako nagagandahan sa kanya for MU, kahit kailan.. Pero Hndi ko sinasabing hindi xa maganda. Sa totoo lang ay napakaganda nya! And her body is definitely Sexyhot mama! Pero xa ang itinanghal na panalo ng mga judges noong coronation night! Regardless of what anyone says, she deserved it!!

      It’s good to hear that you are willing to support her. Pero kung ganyan ka nmn magsalita patungkol sa kanya ay bashing pa rin yan.. If you really want to support her, a more constructive criticism would be more believable..

    • I wasn’t a fan of MJ til I met her….
      I know a genuinely good hearted person when I meet one… She is also not the bet of SMA… it’s actually Paula Shugart through Gabriela Isler who picked her.

      • @ closer: mj was paula shugart’s personal choice for real ? Interesting if it was true πŸ™‚

      • She doesnt need to be picked up by somebody else. Her glide/ walk, body coordination and stage presence brought her to won the MUP crown which the most critical part. I’m an Aces fan but even Bianca whose in her element last time is no match to MJ even if MJ would give a less desirable answer for the QA. The scores during the swimwear separated the winners to clappers. It was an easy fight for MJ actually. She is 100% ready for the MU fight.

      • No matter how good her pageantry skills are, she needs to get picked… or else she’d be again a wasted beauty 3 times in a row… But I do understand why she has all these hometown fans. She is a good hearted person with out a doubt and therefore I will support her all through out!

    • @ Kevin…if that is how you assessed MJ, then tell me who among the Binibinis is your “stand-out” that approximates the standard of your beauty. By then, I can compare MJ with how your choice is faring!

  9. Best hatch ever…sayang si kim hindi nasali sa top 15, though im very happy sa result kasi alam naman natin na kahit sino sa batch na to pwedeng manalo…im not mj fan but she did very well during the coronation…and i was thinkng what if si emma ung mananalo ng bbpU, kasi ng dun si pia at mj…emmma has a brighter future…PHILIPPINES!..to kris…im happy with her kulang lang ng energy and timing like bianca na bumawi sa projection, medyo my off din ung lenght bg gown ni kris and her question is a no brainer, no sweat mas lamang din pag may social relevance ung q&a,..very emotional ung sagot nya from the heart but not a pasabog na sagot mahirap din mag experiment, baka ipag palit sa sapatos ung title…..pilipinas… to pia, no bearing ung pagtatagalog nya in my opinion…sali na lang uli next year, ive been waiting for this for a long time….

  10. Ikaw na! hehehehhe you proved them wrong! Dami mong bashers dati but look at you, Victorious hahahahha

  11. Tinranslate pala ni Angara yung sagot ni Pia nung nagdeliberation sila (napanuod ko sa TV Patrol) so wala nang sisihan, kesa naman tourism ang makuha niya diba? At least may chance pa siyang sumali sa MWP or MPE at manalo o di kaya naman eh sumali siya for the third time and follow the footsteps of MJ, I’m sure may mas malaki pang opportunity na naghihintay para sa kanya.

    • wag na, bigyan naman chance ang mga bago at freshness. kung baga sa halalan, panirang boto lang ang mga repeaters. no to Repeaters (i mean at least for the 3rd time). Madami din kasi na deserving manalo na baguhan.

  12. OF WHAT HAPPENED TO PIA., IT’S A SIGN TO “LET IT GO ” LET IT GO” AND EXPERIENCE OTHER PAGEANT LIKE MUTYA NG PILIPINAS , MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH AND MISS WORLD PHILS.. SHE HAVE ONE MORE YEAR TO JOIN BECAUSE AFTER 25 YRS OLD TRY ANOTHER FILLED LIKE MRS. WORLD PAGEANT IN THE FUTURE. THIS WAS JOINED BY MS. MELANIE MARQUEZ.

  13. Well, I was shocked when MJ was announced because I was so sure that Bianca and Pia would be #1 and #2…. Pero maybe the universe has a plan for MJ. She may not have been the best choice, but I am looking forward to her performance sa Miss U. Let’s face it, she is the original Lamunera, and might go down in history as one of the most memorable representatives of our country.

    I would’ve wanted Bianca to represent us in Brazil, but her answer was tentative and presentation was so-so. Yvetthe should have been reserved for 2015. Nanghihinayang ako sa bata. She had so much presence that night and was so relaxed during her Q&A. Sana runner-up lang nakuha nya. As for Pia, it was pure bad luck. She performed so well last year and this year, but maybe ayaw lang sya ni SMA. I don’t think answering in Filipino extinguished her chances. In fact I was more impressed at how well she spoke it. Maybe politics really played a part.

    The biggest mystery for me is still the non-inclusion of Kimverlyn. She was stunning in SS and EG last night. Such a beautiful face. She could’ve been a worthy rep to Universe or International. But I’m guessing her connection with Carousel and possible legal gulo got in the way.

    • Yes, maybe BPCI realized that they need to send someone who would kill to win. and that’s MJ! and I’m so excited to see her win the MU2014 title.

      Yvethe – I agree with you i would have let Pia win the Supra title than Yvethe. Runner up na lang so that she’ll get the same training and join again next year. i just felt nasayang ang babaeng ito.. but nangyari na ang nangyari…

      Pia – if 10% lang ang intelligence sa criteria, magp-place pa din siya if maganda ang performance niya. right? may mas umangat lang siguro talaga kaysa sakanya.

      Kim – i think she should just join MWP.. 😦

    • super agree dun kay Kim! I was there and saw her stunning aura. I just dont know why she didn’t make it on Top 15.

  14. Yes I watched it many times…. they cried morethan MJ and even Shamcey tears of joy for her BFF.

  15. I am so happy for MJ that she finally for the mUP crown! But in as much as I’m happy for Mj’s win, I am so sad for Poa.
    Sir N, I hope u can come up with an article about Pia’s loss. Do u think Sen. Angara ruined her BB dreams by asking her a question in Filipino?
    Don’t u think it should be the other way around? That Stella should be blamed for this instead? Because she keeps on having foreign ambassador judges when clearly its a Filipino affair, hence why not invite a Pure Filipino judging panel? Why blame Angara for it when he is just patronizing our native tongue?

    What do you think Pia should do now? Jump ship and apply for MWp? Or Just follow MJ’s footsteps to wait and join again?

    Can’t wait to hear ur thoughts about this matter.
    Thanks Sir N!

    • wag na, bigyan naman chance ang mga bago at freshness. kung baga sa halalan, panirang boto lang ang mga repeaters. no to Repeaters (i mean at least for the 3rd time). Madami din kasi na deserving manalo na baguhan.

    • I think she needs to rest (wait) then have intensive training. if it is really for her, like MJ, she would win the next time she join BBP..

  16. Move on move on na lang ako pag may time. Let it go, let it go and get over na lang. Consolation na lang sa akin na pasok lahat sa top 15 ang bets ko, I’ve got 4 out of 7 sa mga winners. Si Bianca lang ang natumbok ko. Congrats to all the winners! Sa wakas, rest muna sa guessing game na yan at focus na muna ako sa mister ko, sa mga anak at labahan ko. See u next time sa Miss Earth, Ms/Mr World pageant. Sayang ang prize ni Sir Norman, pambili na sana ng diapher at gatas ng baby ko LOL. Stay happy always everyone. God bless!

  17. pa burger ka naman heheh..nagbunga na yong paulit ulit mong post na ano ba yon di ko mamemorize pa rin hahah na sinukat na ang korona sa ulo ni MJ..good job girl…

    • talaga, sige totoo yan ah, pero pag pinag shopping mo ako ayaw ko ng recycled ok hahah kailangan bang imemorize yan, ano nga ba yon, sinukat na ni molly ang korona sa ulo ni mj ikaw na sis.

  18. Mary Jean Lastimosa,Philippines!!!
    Age: 26
    Height: 168cm

    Must be 20-22 years of age?
    Must be tall?5’9″?
    There’s no such rule.
    She will be the next Miss Universe.

    I love this girl.

    • Uu nga no! Wala rule na ganyan! Kaya rin I dont predict bianca as Bb.filipinas international kase 24 na raw I think everything was personal assumptions lang ng iba!

  19. Tito Norms, i’ve been watching Binibini since i was young but i didn’t have full idea about beauty camps until Shamcey represented the country. Don ko nalaman ang galing ng Team A&Q on how they transformed their ladies. At sabi nga it all started with their camp na naka 4peat nga ang Pinas. With the new camp mentoring MJ, im sure they will have different approach. Not that i question their capabilities because they were able to produce their own MI pero db sabi nga magkakaiba ang requirement ng mga pageants. And if they must have mentored previous Bb. to MU who unfortunately didn’t make it to the top 15. Will this be the end of our hope?

    • No naman. You need to remember as well that the minute a Binibini wins one of the titles, BPCI takes over in training them. The beauty camps have no say as far as their international representations are concerned. The trainors of the organizers are in-charge from this point now. πŸ˜‰

      • Oh i see, is Jonas Gaffud part of the org’s trainors or just A&Q? wala lang, naisip ko kasi baka ipatrain din ni MSA kina Jonas si MJ eh since they know what are the training required sa MU. just a thought πŸ™‚

  20. MJ Lastimosa was not even in my radar when creating my top 5. I was so sure one of my picks -Yvethe (my favorite), Kris Tiffany, Parul, Pia or Eds (my darkhorse) would win the PU title. I would have chose Bianca and Aiza as my runners-up. Goes to show that surprises are also part of life.

    If anything, MJ Lastimosa’s triumph, truly exemplifies human perseverance and resilience. These are two attributes her supporters and critics, alike, can certainly appreciate and applaud.

    Bravo Mary Jean! β˜† β˜† β˜† β˜† β˜†

  21. Tito Norms, this is quite long comment, I’m sorry I just want to let it all out. πŸ™‚

    Finally saw the whole show in HD online and commercial-free (TFC.tv for $2 … it’s a steal!) – it’s better than last year, hosts were commendable, no major blunders, and the chemistry of the first three-peat queens as hosts were amazing, production was top-notch, less cutaways to show audience although exposure of each candidate was still very minimal (please can BbP have preliminary competition next time ala MU?). Overall, it wasn’t boring nor predictable.

    The nooks and crannies of what I’ve seen on screen:

    – kawawa naman si Vanessa Saliba (#37) sabi niya when she was interviewed that she was excited to know the winners and “I hope they will be deserving.” Alam na nya na wala syang chance. 😦
    – galing sumayaw ni Mariane (the camera loves her!)
    – Parul Shah almost stripped in the swimsuit competition (bikini string wasn’t tight enough – I saw her string bikini)
    – fan hysteria target: Parul, Kris, MJ, Yvethe, Pia, and even Ladylyn Riva. Among the five crowned queens si Mariane lang ang walang cutaways to show her fans, banners, etc . Buti pa si #30, #15, #2, and all the others, may mga fans sa bleachers. So di totoo na super hype si Mariane. πŸ™‚
    – Kawawa naman si Nichole Manalo, ang cutaways nya eh mga beauty queens/sisters nya. Nagkaalam tuloy sino ang maganda sa mga Manalo sisters.
    – #3 the Romero girl picked up MJ’s crown from the floor when it fell after the girls swarmed around the winners
    – Kim and Diana were talking to each other during the announcement of the winners
    – Zahara will never live down her Q&A brouhaha, and so do Kenneth and her shoes
    – KF family is very solid – the red KF shirts were all over in the audience. Where were the A&Q family and the JDV? hmmm
    – Ganda ni Mutya. I still think she’s the prettiest winner last year.
    – Makeup. Yung iba parang walang blending, while others had oily face/sheen which is pretty obvious when seen on HD.
    – Gowns. Sadly, obvious who were the favorites dahil sa gowns. Floor length yung sa mga winners while the clappers wore either loose, short, or ill-fitting dresses. Kainis yung mga heels na nakikita sa gown (unless may slit). That’s fashion faux pas #1. Ja Flores,who was elegant in her red terno during the NC show, was given a loose gown. She had to pull up her dress when she stepped in for her Q&A.

    Comments on the finalists/winners:

    -Parul could have won a higher placement. Ganda ng smile nya and stage presence in both swimsuit and gown. As usual, she choked in the Q&A. She is very MU with that magnetic smile and spark in her eyes.
    -Laura is a rising star – let her join again next year with better makeup (her bold blush-on is pretty distracting) and modulated speaking voice.
    – Hannah Sison is very pretty in white. Ganda ng skin tone nya. But she rambled on her answer.
    – Mariane was stunning during the gown competition. May landi sa pasarela nya pero at the same time elegante pa rin. Well-deserved victory in the Evening Gown, in my opinion. But she was visibly shaky during the Q&A. Her answer was clear and smart but her nerves must have caught up with her, which cost her the MUP crown, in my opinion.
    – MJ, on the other hand, who had that amazing reveal in the swimsui, delivered a strong answer, composed and direct. A classic example of confidently beautiful or grace under pressure, hence stealing the thunder from other MUP aspirants.
    – Kris, who gave the most heartfelt answer, lacked stage presence and showmanship. There was no spark despite being the prettiest on that stage last night, thus placing below what was expected of her.
    – Yvethe lost MUP due to bad styling and makeup. Ironically, Molly wore the same lip color but she did it much better and she looked much younger. Her style? Strong lips, subdued eyes. Whereas, Yvethe both had strong lips and strong eyes. Hence, makeup disaster, in my opinion.
    – Pia had the confidence all right. It wasn’t that she answered in Tagalog, but she wasn’t pretty last night, which in my opinion was the reason why she ended up as MJ circa 2012. Her kind of beauty is best captured in still pictures. She is Charmaine Elima of 2014 – hyped candidate who fell short.

    And lastly, since MJ is the new peg in Philippine pageants, I should name these ladies who must try again next time, but better and probably with another camp: Emma Tiglao, Joy Gangan, Joy Diaz, Ja Flores, Rachel Kabigting, and Hannah Mariz.

    Now I wil let it go. Good luck to all our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens, and I’m looking forward to all your global journey. Mabuhay!

  22. i had mj in my top 5 but never imagined that she will get the MUP..but since you stated that the only title she could get with her age is the MUP crown, then i dunno where to place her. So i guess i put her in MS. Supra instead.

    Honestly, I began to dislike her after her non placement in that Asean pageant and never liked the idea of her joining for the. 3rd time coz what if she loses again? It will be another slap in her face.

    But last night after she was proclaimed Best In Swimsuit, i knew it that she will take the highest honors…and when she answered the question, i had my affirmation that she is the rightful winner of the crown… I anticipated the announcement and sent messages to all my friends that she got it! I know i was a bit harsh on my words against her before, but now, she has my support and all the other winners…

    Kudos Norms for a job well done! You can definitley be in the mold of JonasG. And KF dsince you have a great eye of potential winners unlike those self proclaimed groups with thier blog sites and forums who always do their predictions but way to far from the actual winners.

  23.  
     
    WARNING: Please do not be affected… it’s only Dexter Co’s honest feelings!!!
     
    I’ve just finished watching the Q&A and the crowning moments. Thank you, Hunk. You always make it easy for me to watch what I always miss. And here’s how I exactly felt…
     
    Everyone answered well and even Zahara who was so nervous redeemed herself after clarifying the question. I am really very happy that our aspirants had showed the whole world that they are not mere beauty objects but ladies that deserve utmost respect.
     
    I would not judge anyone of them as to who gave the best answers. Instead I will share once again my weird feelings when they were responding. Fact is only Mary Jean and Yvethe Marie gave me goose bumps. However, during the crowning ceremony, I felt more goose bumps for Yvethe Marie and Mary Jean and equally I felt the same for Mary Anne Bianca.
     
    Obviously what I am trying to insinuate here is that I have a strong feeling that the three ladies I have mentioned will give our country the highest honours — the International Crowns to be more specific! Having said this, I am wishing Parul and Kris Tiffany tenfold because I want both to equally shine!!!
     
    To those who did not make it, continue your dreams and stay happy and composed… You will also have your moments of glory! Always remember that Our Divine Almighty loves each one of you!
     
    And to my NEW QUEENS… Congratulations, 🌹Mary Jean, 🌹Mary Anne Bianca, 🌹Yvethe Marie, 🌹Parul and 🌹Kris Tiffany. I know that you will make us all proud!!!
     
     

    • Thanks Dex for sharing your feelings. Tugs the heart for real. Luv ya mwah πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ good night Philippines . . . My insomnia is at it again 😦

      • … and that’s what I luv about you… being transparent… though some find it annoying… I don’t… πŸ™‚ have a great night while I work my freakin’ butt off back here… lol

  24. sir norman, ako lang ba nakpansin parang natanggal yung tali ng bikini ni parul paghila nya ng tapis?

    • It got loose. Good thing it wasn’t pulled all the way. It would’ve been wardrobe malfunction to the max.

  25. Did you notice during the swimsuit segment Parul accidentally pulled the strings of her bikini? She was holding it when she was walking on the stage.

  26. though MJ is not my bet, as i’ve said before, i will support all queens in their respective pageants. and her road to victory may be rough but it is indeed the sweetest victory of all! i doff my hat to you MJ! I know she will continue the Philippines’ momentum in MU and who knows, she’s the one who will bring us the very elusive diamond nexus lab crown. God bless always MJ and all the queens (heck, all the 40 candidates!)

    • I LπŸ’›VE Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith. She is one of the only two showbiz personalities that I truly adore. The other one being Princess Angelica Colmenares of the Sultanate of Marawi City. I am sure you know by now how I define physical beauty. πŸ˜‰ Simply my taste!!!

  27. I’m impressed with the production. Good job, ABS-CBN and BPCI! Miss U ang dating. πŸ˜€ Of course, there’s still a need for improvement in camera, lighting and blocking. And, I wish they’d use one big screen on the background, hindi yung tagpi-tagpi yung screen.

    I also love the idea of festivals. If we are to host MU, I wish the swimsuit competition will be like that. We are rich in culture and it’s something to be proud of. πŸ˜€

    I’m not sure what to feel with the choice of song in the evening gown competition. XD
    I just love how Guidotti commanded when she walked in that blue gown, plus the song Dark Horse felt like she’s hypnotizing me.

    • yes, the production was superb! ABS-CBN showed us (and other networks) how to make a national pageant prestigious and sosyal. concern on the lighting is that nagkaka shadow ang face ng mga girls which i think hindi dapat. hehe if we mag host nga tayo ng MU, masaya if may drums / festival bands mismo sa stage. hehe

  28. Binibining Pilipinas batch 2011 is probably the best batch.
    Shamcey Supsup
    Janine Tugonon
    MJ Lastimosa

  29.  
     
    Believe it or not… I HAVE MOVED ON!!!
     
    Being blunt and honest is my trademark here that’s why I have earned eighty-eight percent “likers,” ten percent “dislikers” and two percent “haters cum bashers.” :mrgreen: And here’s another dose of my honesty. Ohmarjumosagoodness! I felt sooo betrayed when my Queen was called Binibining Supranational. Yes, it’s a title but what a title! Enough said.
     
    It took a while for Norman (Merci to being a certified beauty expert cum blogger!!!) to announce the Queen of the Night but I already knew it would be Mary Jane. Alas! When he finally revealed her name, my bitter sadness was instantly erased by hearty joy because she is actually my sentimental favourite. If you guys don’t believe me, browse her special “Crown-ticipating” feature. What I said in that post came from my heart a hundred per cent.
     
    It is great that all proclaimed winners are my personal favourites. Guaranteed that I’d be supporting all of them in their International journey and hopefully each one of them can beat and turn odds to greater expectations. It is my fervent hope that they all succeed this year… #ForthePhilippines!!!
     
     

    • @ Dex – well-said and I believe you. Mwah πŸ™‚ and im still not coming home just because Bianca didn’t win the top plum (lol) but it’s simply because I’m broke & I can’t afford to fly home (that’s the sad reality). Let’s all move on and support our new queens πŸ™‚

    • No worries… I have moved on. And I have already accepted that the proclaimed Queens are the rightful winners. I guess you have to start loving each one of them a hundred percent… just like me!!! πŸ˜‰ Peace.

    • Dex! ako din na sad sa Supra. but still, she went home with a title and definitely im so sure she will let the Supranational crown stay in the philippines for another year! looking into the bright side, though MJ wasn’t my (our) bet, still confident that she’ll do good on MU. she’s so ready! konting training na lang to pwede na! let’s support her! #QueenMJ ❀

  30. Mr. Norman, paano po ba ang point system ng prediction game nyo?
    I’m so happy that my MJ won, and another reason to be happy is that I got 4 out of 5 placements correctly.
    I’m smell a Samsung tablet.
    Yehey….

    UNIVERSE- MJ LASTIMOSA

    INTERNATIONAL-PIA WURTZBACH

    SUPRANATIONAL-YVETTE SANTIAGO

    INTERCONTINENTAL-KRIS JANSON

    TOURISM-PARUL SHAH

  31. My mom saw me crying when mj lastimosa was proclaimed as ms universe philippines. I know mdyo o.a pero i cant help it. She asked me why ako sobrang affected. I told her na si mj lastimosa ang living proof na kung gusto mo ang isang bagay ipaglaban mo kung gusto mo tlaga at alam mong deserving ka para dito. That is why halos lahat kagabi emotional nung tinawag sya. From the very start sila ni diana arevalo ang bet ko kse i know hnd madali sumali ulit and it takes a lot of courage humarap ulit sa mga manonood. Mydo sad na si diana hnd manlang natawag sa top 15 as well as kim pero i know may better plan si papa god para sakanila. πŸ™‚ MJ LASTIMOSA #MU2014

    • I agree. I got goosebumps when MJ was being called as the top winner.

      bdw, it was heartbreaking to see the pained look of diana arevalo when leizl ramos was called as the 15th and last semifinalist

      the camera inadvertently caught that juxtaposition of elation and sadness in a single frame for a split second

      • I saw it too brew. I felt sad for diana, aminin naten na mas deserving naman si diana compare sa ibang nakapasok sa top 15 hnd sa nag papa ka bitter or what πŸ™‚ anyway 25 plng nmn si diana so pwede pa ulit nxt year hehehe ganon ako ka obsess kay arevalo. DIANA A. The alluring and gorgeous Bb that bpci never had.

    • Thanks for sharing the vids. I wasn’t able to watch any of the streaming or delayed vids and I knew I can count on you for this. Salamat Hunk πŸ™‚

    • I actually think Pia gave a very good honest answer to the question in Tagalog. I still couldnt understand why she didn’t even make it to the top 5. Oh well who knows ?

      • Bianca was @ her usual articulate cute self during her Q&A. MWP2015 after her reign maybe unless she wins MI 2014 back2back ? Or would that be going against the BBPCI rules ? Norman knows better πŸ™‚

      • KASI YUNG MGA BANYAGANG HURADO HINDI NAINTINDIHAN ANG Q&A. NAG-NGINGITNGIT AKO ASAR KAY ANGARA KUNG BAKIT NYA TINAGALOG ANG TANONG. BWISIT!!!!

  32. So happy for the winners. Choosy pa ba ko e dyosa na si Mj napaka sexy pa. She deserve it. If the great Osmel Souza favors Mj, that means something. I’ll support her all the way.

  33. Watch the full coronation night again at:

    http://www.webpinoytambayan.com/2014/03/binibining-pilipinas-2014-coronation-night.html

    I could only watch the first 8 minutes of the coronation so far because my internet is messing up. But I had goosebumps the entire time watching the opening number! I’m no professional choreographer, but the choreography looks like a big improvement in my opinion. No more constant clapping and moving hips the whole time. Everyone looked amazing! I loved the part with all the ladies in pink forming a circle and dancing while the camera goes around all of them. Very entertaining to watch. Hopefully one year I’ll be able to watch live!

    One of the best winners circles IMO! If only some of the crowns were assigned differently… Congratulations ladies!

  34. am I the only one who predicted mj will win bb pilipinas universe?? Lol just checking my chances of winning the prediction game lol

    • Me too …. and I had two correct placement MUP – MJ and Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson… I wish there is a consolation price… Kuya Norms… LOL

  35. Hi Norman,
    Last night’s show was full of excitement. I found myself suddenly having many people asked for updates since I was tweeting it live as well.
    I was not for MJ for the MUP crown but she does deserve it after trying it for the third time. As many people have said, third time’s the charm and I believe she will do well in MU this year for us. πŸ™‚
    As for Bianca, Yvethe, Kris, and Paruh, I wish them the best this year especially to the two who has big shoes to fill since Bea and Mutya are the reigning queens.
    For Hannah and Laura, take the training seriously and who knows you might have another chance to join again.
    Sad for Pia but I hope she will not give up. Maybe she can try Ms. Earth or Ms. World Philippines.

  36. I think MJ will do very well in Brazil. He sex appeal and perfect curves will get noticed. She was not my pick ( I wanted Yvette or Kris or Laura) but given the venue the judges mad the right choice. Also Ms. Universe has been trending towards sexy and curvy girls. Height and personality matters too but I think they are veering away from the sweet, brainy type that they favored 5 years ago.
    Don’t you agree Norms?

    • I think she will do well in MU2014. However, Brazil has already backed out as hosts owing to funding concerns. The new host city is still unconfirmed.

      • WHAT?!!! Is it possible that Manila will host? I hope it’s in a South America. I think MJ has her best shot there. If it is in Europe she will not do quite as well because the judges will go for the tall blonde, slavic, scandanavian type again.

      • I am not sure when they would announce it but there was a time it was announced during the Ms. USA pageant since Donald Trump also holds the rights to it.

      • Oops. I wasn’t aware that Brazil has backed out from hosting the MU2014 pageant… sigh… 😦

      • I hope it will not be in the Philippines . That would limit the chance of MJ to win the crown.

    • i thought it was just a rumor. hmm well, i hope Manila won’t be hosting this year’s MU Pageant. so that MJ can win. i mean, i don’t like the idea of our delegate winning her in PH. sana 2015 na lang!!

  37. Sasali pa kaya ulit si Laura Lehmann? Ang ganda niya talaga sa TV, may Oxana Fedorova vibe siya. She’s only 20, but will she stick it out here for two more years just to get a crown, knowing that there’s no guarantee naman (Pia situation). Swerte si Janine she got the top plum the following year, pero with Pia losing, I’m not so sure it’s a good idea for Laura to join again. She should probably finish her studies first.

    Sayang talaga siya!

    • Looking at the pics, it should have been Bianca vs Laura vs Pia for MUP. But as I’ve said, anything MJ gets, we’re happy even if it’s MU P.

  38. Most sweet victory indeed! Congratulations Miss My Lastimosa! May all your hard work, sacrifices, and dreams bring glorious victory in bring home the MISS UNIVERSE 2014 CROWN!!

  39. I’d like to believe that little things such as MJ (randomly) selecting Miss Universe Gabriella Isler to ask her the final question, Molly being a Venezuelan, and MJ being the favourite of Osmel, are enough reasons to assure us that MJ is our most promising girl to be sent at MU to help us snatch that elusive crown. I’ve read Osmel picked MJ because of her beautiful face and I believe him.

    We can’t deny MJ is one of the most beautiful in this batch kahit na it’s her third time sa BBP. Plus her perfectly w-i-d-e crescent megawatt smile which can light up a small country can match those of the Latinas. Bianca was my manok for MUP, but like what most of us say, madami and deserving to be MUP and MJ is one of them.

    I pray people who aren’t happy with the results will see our new MUP Queen in a different light. After all, she has the most difficult task in the history of the Philippine pageantry following our consecutive top 5 finish since 2010. The pressure is unimaginable. God bless our new queens!

    • Where are you and others getting the info that MJ is a favorite of Osmel Sousa? I’ve been trying to find info online about this. Is this supposition, and how much reach does Osmel really have when he casts favor upon a non-Venezuelan candidate? Gusto ko lang mabasa for myself. Thanks.

  40. It was a roller coaster ride during winner announcement. I have felt combination of emotions in rapid succession that I never felt before. But surprisingly, after a night’s sleep, its easier to come to terms with the winners. Last night’s coronation, maybe hard to swallow at first, but it doesn’t leave a bitter taste. Congratulations to the winners, specially MJ! Go MJ, bring us home the Miss Universe crown!

  41. “Bianca, Yvethe, Pia, Mj, Parul, Laura and Kris – one of these ladies will be crowned MUP!”

    6 out of my TOP 7 won! and of course, I am very happy and satisfied with the results.
    I feel sorry for Pia. Hannah Ruth Sison replaced Pia on my top 7 list.

    Congratulations to Mj, Bianca,Yvethe,Kris, Parul and Laura! (6 out of my top 7)

  42. I feel for Pia for not placing/winning a crown but i hope MJ will be her inspiration. work hard for your dreams and wait for the perfect time.

  43. What a night. I was glued on my TV yet i keep on checking IG since andun ang spoilers. haha anyway, my thoughts:

    Great production value! naisip ko tuloy, they showed Paula shugard how we will host the MU2015 with that production, the stage, the venue and all. I must say, kinabog natin ang ibang national pageant.

    Swimsuit – i don’t think it was the right swimsuit? shouldve opted for the 2pc instead like the one they wore during the press presentation sa sofitel. I find it underwhelming na hindi masyado nakita ang kaseksihan ng iba like MJ, Yvethe, Laura, JA, Parul etc. but okay siya for those na medyo may extra lbs.

    Gowns – at last ang improve ang gowns! but syempre meron pa din iba na sablay.. at alam mong iisa lang ang gumawa ng gowns, almost same cut, deasigns, beadworks, silhouette and fabric! and was emma tiglao wearing the Pia Wurtzbach (light blue) gown??? ulk.

    I think BPCI needs to have their Preliminary competition na din like Ms. U format? ang haba kung lahat i ppresent mo sa judges.. wala lang maybe they should do it next time

    Emin was hot! but i believe they should’ve chosen a filipino artist. ang daming internationally renowned performers ang pilipinas, and my question is… of all foreign artists, why Emin?

    Top 15 – i was kinda expecting Kim to make the cut, she was so regal during the Evening gown! but i think it’s not her time yet.

    Bianca – she looks stunning last night! however, i was hoping na iba ang hairstyle niya. congrats on winning the Best in Long gown tho.

    Kris – She looks amazing on her gown! pero when i was watching her. kita ko sa aura niya na hindi siya masyado nag eenjoy, she looks tense and nervous! parang masyadong kalkulado ang galaw niya. She nailed her q&a and i thought she’d get the International crown.

    Parul – won the least expecting title but still, she went home victorious.

    Yvethe – i was rooting for her for the MUP crown. I don’t know if I’ll be happy with her Placement. I know she’ll do good in Supranational pageant but i think with that beauty, mas higher placement sana or runner up so she can join again next time. but as tito norms said, a victory is still a victory.

    MJ – At last! she wasn’t on my top 7 but as i’ve said before i will support whoever wins the MUP Crown. let’s trust MSA. it’s a make or break for MJ, either she continue the winning streak of the PH, bring home that elusive 3rd crown or none at all.

    overall i had a glimpse of Miss Universe 2015 (production wise) if ever totoo nga na tayo mag ho-host.

    Congrats Binibinis!

  44. the sweetest victory i’ve seen in a long time. She will glide to Miss Universe with ease, elegance and confidence. She will be Miss Universe 2014.

  45. If the great Osmel Sousa sees in MJ what it takes to be a beauty queen, I wouldn’t be surprised if she takes it all the way to the MU pageant in Brazil. It’s a given that MJ has the body to die for, great stage presence and she’s got that Latina vibe in her that can very well be appreciated in that part of South America. To MJ – 3rd time is indeed a charm and vindicated she was. Congratulations again MJ and good luck to your journey for the Philippines 3rd MU crown β™₯β™₯β™₯ πŸ™‚

    • Jen? I also read somewhere that Osmel likes MJ to represent The Philippines. And following your thought, check this out … 3initials (MJL) 3rdtime 3rdcrown !!! Jen you’re a genius!

      • @ Chrome :-). MJ wasn’t actually my bet for MUP (Bianca was my ultimate chickenjoy )and didn’t expect her to take any of the crowns. It was just one wishful thinking that I said in the past that her 3rd attempt might be her lucky charm πŸ™‚ and now with the 3rd initial = 3rd MU crown, I would now like to believe that 1 wishful thinking can lead to another 1 eventually leading to a dream come true – a 3rd MU crown for the Philippines πŸ™‚

      • And don’t forget her full name contains the letter ‘A” though only her last name has it @ the end unlike the past 6 previous MU winners that have it at the end of their first name πŸ™‚

  46. What a beautiful story for MJ…. i have to say that I doubted her chances of winning anything this year because of the level of competition…..

    In the end— we all know MJ can win but we all thought she may not win —– this made her the biggest spoiler of the the night!!! And even though I wanted somebody else to win— I easily conceaded defeat and just went all out in cheering for our MUP…. such a deserving winner!

    In the end- it was a victory for the 2 biggest beauty camps…. with KF as the big winner

    I just want to say that the Tourism, Supra and Intercon crown should not have been given… they should have been runners-up to the main winners…… we would not have MJ and Janine if this was the system in placed at the time they joined…. Now I feel sad for Kris and Yvethe becoz they can no longer join again just like MJ or Janine to win the crown they want!!!

  47. I have the same sentiments for Pia. I am one of those people who are still affected up to now. But who am I to question the capabilities of the winners? I am still going to support Mj. But still, my heart goes to Pia for not bagging any of the major crowns..

  48. Good Morning bud. First off, I would like to congratulate you (once again) on your astute blogging. 7million+++ readers is all what it takes.

    Your tonsils still intact from last nite’s? or your hands are stll numb from clapping last nite? or the person next to you is now in the hospital after your bet lost last nite and his’ won πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha. I didn’t lose my voice bud because my mind was juggling between live-blogging and taking photos. πŸ™‚

      • And I really thank you for keeping your blog updated real time, Norman. You know I am a hundred percent dependent on you! πŸ™‚

  49. MJ definitely deserved the crown! The humility , perseverance that envelopes her personality is very potent to conquer the crown. She thrived . Before they announce her name, i saw the sadness in her eyes, the thought of failure illuminates her aura but when her name and number was announced there was an influx of joy and tears among her friends,family and fans. What a night !!! Congratulations to everybody . I would say the game of thrones ended in a high note.

  50. Sir Norms in a way we’re all wrong – we were thinking of spoilers. No crown for spoilers.
    All front runners but in different placements.

    My observations. not analysis. (My son was having tantrums so I was not 100% concentrated in watching). Mga mababaw na observations lang po.

    KRIS JANSON – not because of the question nor lower placement, Kris seems unhappy early on. she was not charming. She looks annoyed at something.

    YVETHE SANTIAGO – was assigned with an underwhelming gown (of course compared to parul, mj and bianca). She did her best and strategized to have carefree attitude out of it. I love her. Cguro talaga lang sa Swinsuit sila nakulangan. From the start there is something to work on the body na hindi na-fill ni Yvethe.

    BIANCA GUIDOTI – ang bagal niya maglakad. mabilisan ang lakad sa MU. haha.

    MJ LASTIMOSA – 2011 and 2012, Bet ko c Janine. Contrary, hindi ko ma-figure out kung paano higher placement si Janine kesa kay MJ. Na-realize ko nmn in MU 2012. And Janine is a kababayan kaya sobrang ayaw ko rin talaga kay MJ for that 2 years. Convinced ako – deserving siya for MUP.

    PARUL SHA – tama, dapat may crown cia.

    for my bet JA FLORES nakaflat ba cia, she looks so small last night considering she and Yvethe have the same height.

    CONVINCED TO THE WINNERS. CONGRATS!

    • Its the empire cut na gown who’s skirt is a few inches too short that made her look less tall plus her heels are not that high.

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