75 comments on “Sunday Specials: Leo Almodal for MJ Lastimosa in Miss Universe 2014?

  1. Ive read in the Philippines Pageants page that it is already confirmed that Alfredo Barraza is designing MJs gown. Oh my golly! Ano kaya ang hitsura nun? I hope MJ can pull it off…

  2. Pamatay talaga ang sexiness ni MJ ! And the gown fits her to a T ! Gorgeous, sexy and hot 🙂

  3. Whichever gown she ends up wearing, I hope there’s a philosophical meaning behind it. Ximena Navarette’s red gown comments (Mexico is celebrating 200 years of independence and this color has a lot of meaning) was so much better than Venus’ ‘my gown is very very flowy’. MJ seems like a sophisticated girl so I hope she can pull deep meaning from whatever comes her way.

    • According to my research… red is Mj’s personal choice because it’s one of her lucky colors…

  4. Btw, I see Shamcey, Ariela and Megan all rolled into one… I love the gown! 🙂 Leo really knows what he’s doing this time… Simple, Edgy & Iconic with a hint of Avant Garde!

    Miss Universe 2014 is Miss PHILIPPINES!!! 😀

  5. @ LEA

    No need, really, to be apologetic, Lea! A piece of art is subject to different interpretations, depending on one’s perspective and point-of-view. A piece of art has lots of nuances, dimensions, peculiarities. The differences in opinions are attributed to which school of thoughts you are most convinced of and more at ease with. There is no right and wrong in one’s opinion…only different layers and vignettes of truth.

    I am not offended reading your “appreciation of the subject” that is seemingly contrary to mine… I see it not as contradiction but a complimentary to what I see and a supplement to what is missing.

    I may disagree with your truth…only because I see it differently…It doesn’t mean that I am telling you that you are wrong and you are lying,..I just don’t see it on the angle I was viewing it or on the level I was standing from.

    On the first photo, I see so much contrast in lines (curves, bends, slanting, waves — very dynamic), in colors (hot red and cool white — there is tension, there is interplay…not a boring monochromatic entity), in depiction (something well exposed, something is hidden — enigmatic and filled with mystery!)

    I understand where you are owing from, Lea…continue speaking your truth…don’t be intimidated…don’t be apologetic. Id you are convinced of your view, share it…just be prepared to defend it well!

    • I’m good Mars. I have been reading the blog but not the comments. Dami kasing epal at know it all lately na sobrang ingay na parang sila ang blog owner dito so instead na makipag away ako eh I decided I will just refrain from reading comments kc hindi ko na talaga ma take ang kayabangan nong Benjie guy. Asar na asar ako sa mga posts nya so Kung may ignore button lang dito eh ginawa ko na. But of course this post is about MJ so I posted. Hope you are doing good.

  6. Hopefully Miss Universe replaces Jeannie Mai as one of its commentators. She’s boring and sugarcoats her reviews.
    I recently watched the commentators from Miss Universe 1998, and they were more blunt with their reviews during the evening gown competition.
    They even mentioned that one of the gowns were “recycled” or restyled version of a gown worn by a contestant years earlier 🙂

  7. Maka MJ pa rin ako…yung iba napanuod lang interview ni Migbelis naglipatan na.Haha.

    Mary Jean Lastimosa Miss Universe 2014

    • Yeah lah..nung ng 2nd runner up si MJ sa Binibini sabi ko sayang…buti na lang malakas ang fighting spirit nito…kaya ok sya sa akin #MJAlltheway

      Mary Jean Lastimosa Miss Universe 2014

  8. MJ really looked great on that red gown of Leo. As we see, fellow pageant fanatics, there’s still a little room of hope of the possibility that Leo or we will have an upgrade gown for our remaining queens or MUP at least..

    Madam started collaborating with Edwin uy sa Natcos ni Kris and Bianca, so I think, kahit hindi natin masyado nagustuhan ang choices ni BPCI is at least nagsisimula na siya makipag trabaho sa pinoy designers right? I am not expecting or hindi na ganoon kataas ang expectation ko sa susuotin ni MJ, but I think naman hindi nila papabayaan si MJ. so let’s just keep on praying guys.

  9. Forget the illusions! Here is the truth you will see in January.

    1) Muslim headdress and fans for national costume
    2) Recycled ball gown that is ill-fitting and out of date
    3) Messy hairstyle

    It’s BPCI so why bother expecting something new, fresh, and unique.

    • I kinda agree. I think just like her amigas, SMA is loyal to her kunareng Barraza na sooobrang kaclose nya ata. May deal siguro sila na MUP should exclusively dressed by Barraza alone.

    • Oh no, hindi pwede yan. Rampadora na kudaera pa si Migbelis. Mag break na ng rule si MJ, que horror pag yan ang mangyayari sa kanya. Madame, por favor!! Ibigay mo ang nararapat kay MJ!!!

  10. Jaime wore a Leo Almodal dress when she won Miss Earth. A lot of speculations thought that she would wear a Cary Santiago gown. Because Jaime is KF and MJ (and Kris) are from KF, would you possibly think that they are also wearing Almodal Gowns?

  11. ang ganda ganda ng styling nya dito. na showcase yung arab heritage nya na hindi in your face. Anf fierce na ang soft. I hope they go by this direction. sana they make everything possible naman for MJ to win. I want MJ to win kase I know sa lahat sa kanila sya pinaka vocal at grateful na mairerepresent nya Pilipinas sa Miss Universe. Ayokong umasa kase till now sa lahat ng delegates natin na didisappoint ako sa wardrobe na pinadala nila at pinapasuot. pero sana….nakikita naman effect at impact ng well fitted gown na sakto sa event at personality…i just have no clue bakit hindi nila pinag tutuunan ng pansin yun…basta may maipasuot na lang….hay….

    • isa pa….ang ganda ng first photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dumating na ang kinatatakutan natin. Sa kabilang page (Philippines Pageants) it says that it has been confrimed that MJ will be wearing Barazza´s gown for the finals. Gusto kung kotongan tong si Madame Stella. Di na talaga natuto…. Sana lang MJ can pull it off whatever gown it will be…

      Quiero dar a Madame Stella Aranata una bufetada de puta una vez!

  12. All we can do is hope and pray.

    Mukhang matatagalan pa bago mauntog sa buhay na bato si Madam e.

  13. First let me say that the first photo is bloody great!!! It awes…it fascinates…it astounds…it is absolutely fiery….For me, it is DYNAMITE!!!

    I am for MJ to win for us our third Miss Universe crown. If I share my observation, it is for her mentors to consider and should not be taken as “bashing” her…for it is not her person that is under scrutiny here but the manner in which the person is being told or asked….

    Take for example her projection on the third photo? Is that really how MJ would interpret best how to present a package of her figure and beauty with that flaming hot dress? Or was she told to pose that way?

    Whatever…the only thing that has a greater impact in that photo (attention-getter &eye-catching) is a portion of her waist down the knee. Wow…Truly HOT!

    NOW…hold your defense for the following observation:
    a. MJ looks as if she suffering from constipation in her pose
    b. With MJ’s left shoulder tilted down, MJ looks like she is carrying wilted red zinnias that weighs her down.
    c. If there’s a shoulder that should stand erect or lifted-up, it should be the left…it is to better simulate that the followers are animatedly blossoming from its base up to MJ’s neck.

    Set the universe on FIRE, MJ !!! All the BEST!

    • Ang haba haba ng comment mo lagi. Nakakaumay!! Pa impress ka. Do you think nakakatuwang basahin ang napakahabang comment?? Marami ka pang sinabi sa blogger mismo. Don’t make your comment flowery and painfully long. Don’t beat around the bush!!

      • @ benji namatay ako sa kuya norman o…..sumbungera lol lol naiimagine kita naka blue skirt naka white uniform top…naka pig tails….

      • Younger sister ko yang dine scribe mo…ako yong naka jogging shorts lang and sando, may hawak na mineral water, pawis na pawis…hahaha

      • Laila…Napaghalata ka ha? hehe…sinong ka-batch mo sa Bagets…si Eula Valdez? At least ako…a little ahead lang sa mga “Gwapings” haha

    • Don’t be silly! Cheap is that ‘plato’ thing you’re asking me to do. Do me a favor and make this place a better world. Throw yourself there and break your neck! Get a life! There’s one out there. Find a job! Do not linger here like you are a loser! A short but sensible comment is enough. I AM SICK & TIRED OF YOUR LONG COMMENT HERE EVERYTIME!!!

      • And so the feeling know it all BENJIE in his limited small world gets into everyone’s nerve. He’s really pathetic! Guess what guys, he even have multiple accounts/usernames so expect a multiple thumbs down automatically when you disagree with his views/comment. Layas Basurang Benjie! Do everyone else here a favor! Get a life!

    • No offense Benj, but I don’t like the first photo. She looses her neck on that pose. Plus, her white undergarment is visible. The stylist should have made her wear undergarment of the same color. As for the 2nd almodal photo, the awkward made the look high fashion. Even though her body is slightly slouched, she looks very tall. That photo for me is sexy with so much elegance.

      I commented before that she should veer (little) away from skimpy, super short dresses. Because even without showing too much leg skin, she will still look sexy. She has a vavavoom body which can be showcase in other types of clothing. (She could channel J.Lo ‘s fashion in American idol stints.)

      Mine is only a suggestion and I am not trying to bash nor nagmamarunong. Just like everyone else, I simply want the best for our MU bet. I’am all support for MJ.

      • No need to be apologetic, Lea. A piece of art is subject to different interpretations, depending on one’s perspective and point-of-view. A piece of art has lots of nuances, dimensions, peculiarities. The differences in opinions are attributed to which school of thoughts you are most convinced of and more at ease with. There is no right and wrong in one’s opinion…only different layers and vignettes of truth.

        I am not offended reading your “appreciation of the subject” that is seemingly contrary to mine… I see it not as contradiction but a complimentary to what I see and a supplement to what is missing.

        I may disagree with your truth…only because I see it differently…It doesn’t mean that I am telling you that you are wrong and you are lying,..I just don’t see it on the angle I was viewing it or on the level I was standing from.

        On the first photo, I see so much contrast in lines (curves, bends, slanting, waves — very dynamic), in colors (hot red and cool white — there is tension, there is interplay…not a boring monochromatic entity), in depiction (something well exposed, something is hidden — enigmatic and filled with mystery!)

        I understand where you are owing from, Lea…continue speaking your truth…don’t be intimidated…don’t be apologetic. Id you are convinced of your view, share it…just be prepared to defend it well!

      • @Lea

        I don’t think thats a white undergarment…
        I think that’s her skin you’re looking at…

    • Umepal ka na naman feeling know it all Benjie! Again, there’s a big difference between a comment from someone in authority & has gained respect of people from his works & experiences and a pathetic loser like you who pretends to be that someone in authority in a blogsite like this. Same way with your other comments of having been to Europe etc. I can only laugh being able to distinguish the one who really has been there & who just gets info from wikitravel, trip advisor et al. You are so pathetic! Di ka ba nahihiya sa sarili mo sa mga pinagsasabi mo dito?

  14. I want this gown for Mary Jacko.
    If ever , 5th in line pa lang sya na magsusuot nito.
    Hindi masyadong gamit di ba, namimiss ko na rin ang gown na itey.

  15. I thought our MU delegates never see the gowns until a few days to the pageant night.

    I remember Janine saying that they (Jonas and her) didn’t know how to properly carry and showcase the gown, and only realized about stretching the dress come finals night. I also remember Ara saying, in one of her interviews in the Philippines before she flew to Russia, that she still hasn’t seen the gown and will only see it in Russia. I think Shamcey also had a similar story.

    So I was under the impression that BPCI does not give our ladies a chance to walk in the gown as part of their training in the Philippines. Kebs na kung hindi fitted. Kebs kung hindi bagay. Basta Barraza. Basta may maisuot. Oh Stella Araneta, you make me SMH.

      • Ang gawin nina MJ magpractice na in a Leo Almodal gown tapos itago nila iyong dress na yan in one of her luggage. Gawan na nila ng paraan na wag makita yan nina Madam or else, we’ll see another disaster in Doral!

    • para i convey na na frufrustrate ako sa kanila gusto ko sanay gamitin yung emoticon na nagbubunot ng buhok…wala bang interesado bilhin kela araneta franchise?

  16. Wait natin…kasi natcos palang sa mi, mi at ms ang gandang sunoging ng mga damit..patapon na ipinapasuot pa din….huh!

  17. Basta I trust MJ…di na ako nag eexpect sa susuotin mo….but I know kayang kaya mo gawan ng paraan yan!

    • ^^^^^truth. MJ can make a paper bag look good. Hindi ako worried.

      I hope it’s not a Barraza though. No offense, but his designs are just not good anymore.

  18. Perfectly-fitted? Ang luwang nga ng gown ni Bianca. These are just teasers but seeing change happen is as futile as waiting for a blue moon.

  19. And I hope somebody tells MJ to practise walking really slowly during the evening gown. I think the pace is very important. I was observing evening gown competitions, and Jamie Herrell reminded me to comment about this. I also remember this was how Bianca Guidotti won best in evening gown. The pace has to be gracefully slow. Most candidates just try to walk, forgetting about the importance of speed. The idea of really slowing down is to pretend time stops, as if the earth freezes, and the graceful candidate takes their breath away. This is also the idea behind slow-motion video scenes when the man starts falling in love with a woman.

    • Yes of course, she’s very accustomed to pageants. I just suggest her to slow down even more. Slower than the normal pace of walking most girls do during the evening gown competition.

  20. If I were MJ, once I get into the top 10 I would break the rule if the evening gown given by BP won’t look good on me.

    In terms of the design, it doesn’t matter if it’s simple or flamboyant to be honest, as long as it highlights her strengths and hides her flaws.

    MJ has a very flattering hourglass figure body and she should stick to what most suggest: a really fit gown. MJ’s neck and shoulders are a bit of her weakness, but it’s okay. If there is a way to create the illusion of a longer neck that would be fantastic. Just let her hair down. A good chandelier earrings would probably help.

  21. Just remove the impalpable petals on the shoulder. Lol. Kiddingly aside, just remove those cascading petals on the upper arm.

  22. wow. figure hugging dapat ang isuot ni mj, mukhang ayaw kasi ng mga judges sa ballroom gown…

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