Monday, March 31, 2014

Binibining Pilipinas 2014: MJ Lastimosa crowned Miss Universe Philippines

The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Pageant took place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila. 26 year Mary Jean Lastimosa won the Miss Universe Philippines title on her third attempt. She was the second runner-up in 2011 and she made the top 12 in 2012. Lastimosa stands 1.68m tall and will represent the Philippines at the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant. She was crowned by outgoing titleholder and Miss Universe third runner-up Ariella Arida and the reigning Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler from Venezuela.

Mary Ann Bianca Guodotti (24) was named Binibining Pilipinas International 2014. She stands 1.78m tall and will try to win the 2014 Miss International. The title currently belongs to the Philippines' very own Bea Santiago. Kris Tiffany Janson was named Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental. She is 24 years old, stands 1.73m tall and will represent her country at Miss Intercontinental 2014.

Yvethe Marie Santiago (20) was named Binibining Pilipinas Supranational. The 1.75m beauty's mission will be to secure a back to back victory for the Philippines at the Miss Supranational. She was crowned by outgoing title holder and reigning Miss Supranational, Mutya Datul. Parul Shah (25) was named Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014. She stands 1.73m and will represent her country at Miss Tourism Queen International if that pageant will take place this year.
The Royal Court (FLTR): 2nd runner-up, Miss Philippines Tourism, Miss Philippines Intercontinental, Miss Philippines Universe, Miss Philippines International, Miss Philippines Supranational, 1st runner-up
Laura Lehmann was named the first runner-up and will replace any of the winners should they be able to compete internationally. The second runner-up was Hannah Ruth Sison. The top 15 were completed by Julian Flores, Joana Romero, Pia Wurtzbach, Emma Mary Tiglao, Zahara Soriano, Liezel Ramos, Kenneth Santiago, and Nichole Marie Manola. Hot favorite Wurtzbach, who was the runner-up last year, was shockingly excluded from the winners' circle.

Not the greatest fan of the new winner. It looks like she had lots of work done. I think they could have done better but I have no doubt in my mind that she will be a contender when she arrives in ??? (Vegas?) to compete for Miss Universe. Based on these photos, the Supranational girl is my favorite. I am still in shock and disbelief that Pia was left out. I hope she'll consider going for Miss World Philippines.

Photos: Bb Pilipinas / Bruce Casanova


  1. Binibining Pilipinas 2014 crowning moment.

  2. Mary Jean is stunning. All of the contestants are so beautiful. This had to be a really hard decision to make to choose the winners!!! Mary Jean should make the first cut and is Top 5 potential at Miss Universe!!!