Mary Jean Lastimosa is Miss Universe Philippines 2014-A A +A
Monday, March 31, 2014
MANILA (Updated) - Mary Jean Lastimosa won the Binibining Pilipinas 2014-Universe crown on Sunday night, besting 39 other candidates from different parts of the country.
The 26-year-old North Cotabato native, who joined the Binibining Pilipinas pageant for the third time, will represent the Philippines in the 63rd Miss Universe pageant this year.
Joining Lastimosa are Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas International; Kris Tiffany Janson, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental; Yvethe Marie Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational; Parul Shah, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism; Laura Lehmann, 1st runner-up and Hannah Ruth Sison, 2nd runner-up.
Lastimosa is an entrepreneur whose personal advocate is staying fit. She has established her own slimming center in Davao.
"Growing up in a war-torn province, she developed values of determination and courageousness, and this is something she brought to her personal life, her career and her journey to the Binibining Pilipinas crown," according to the Binibining Pilipinas profile at www.bbpilipinas.com.
Lastimosa joined in the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 and won the second runner-up title, placing behind Shamcey Supsup, Dianne Necio, Isabelle Manjon and Janine Tugonon. She competed again in 2012 and was among the 12 semi-finalists. (Sunnex)