The much-awaited Miss Universe competition has finally concluded!
#MJForMissUniverse and #MJAllTheWay were the top trending topics to support our bet for the coveted beauty title, Mary Jean Lastimosa!
Miss Philippines has been part of the Top Five for the past four editions: Venus Raj (4th runner-up in 2010), Shamcey Supsup (3rd runner-up in 2011), Janine Tugonon (1st runner-up in 2012) and Ariella Arida (3rd runner-up in 2013). So most Filipinos were hopeful that MJ would achieve the same feat or even bag the country's third Miss Universe crown.
The massive support from her countrymen made MJ an early crowd favorite during the preliminary competition, but the South Cotabato beauty only made it to the Top Ten on pageant night!
Despite the results, MJ received encouraging tweets from fellow Pinoys:
Making it to Top Five this year were candidates from
Jamaica - 4th runner-up
Netherlands -3rd runner-up
Ukraine -2nd runner-up
USA - 1st runner-up
Colombia - Miss Universe
We are proud of you, Mary Jean Lastimosa! Leave your messages for MJ and reactions on the Miss Universe results in the comments section!