Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa flew to the United States to compete in the much awaited beauty pageant of the year, the Miss Universe 2014!


Before leaving the country, MJ said she’s prepared and promised to do her best and bring home the crown. She has been trained by the Kagandahang Flores beauty camp, under mentor Rodgil Flores, the same group that groomed 2013 Miss International Bea Rose Santiago, 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman, and reigning Miss Earth Jamie Herrell.

“We deserve it. I simply can’t believe how passionate the Filipinos are when it comes to pageants. Ask them about the history of every contest and they know it,’’ she said. “We’re always giving the best shot and hopefully, God will hear our prayers. And I will do my best and I will enjoy it as much as I could,’’ she added.

MJ will represent the Philippines in the most prestigious beauty contest at the US Century Bank Arena at the Florida International University in Doral, Miami, Florida on January 25.