MANILA, Philippines – It was a night to remember – dreams fulfilled, dreams not quite realized, and in between, song, dance, laughter, and of course, drama.
This was the scene during the coronation night on Sunday, March 30, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
View photos from the show below:
Hosts Anne Curtis and Xian Lim went through a series of costume changes, and like the queens onstage, they were dressed like royalty, in their formal best.
Former queens Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj, and Janine Tugonon also took part in hosting duties.
The evening started off with a group production number with the ladies in twofer dresses (patterned bodice, with a bright mullet skirt in bright shades like tuquoise, pink, orange, and red).
Special awards were handed out to lucky winners, but all eyes were on the top 15 ladies at the question-and-answer portion. Though a few were visibly nervous, most carried themselves well.
Notably, MJ Lastimosa, later crowned Bb Pilipinas – Universe, pondered judge and reigning Ms Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler’s question on the greatest advantage of being a woman. “It is being able to compose ourselves, just like here, we’re standing in front of thousands of people not knowing if they will cheer for us… we compose ourselves and show the beauty within us,” said MJ.
Prominent pop star Emin also flew in to perform on coronation night.
Five queens were ultimately crowned the night’s winners, as well as two runners-up:
- Bb Pilipinas – Universe: Bb 25 Mary Jean Lastimosa
- Bb Pilipinas – Intercontinental: Bb 13 Kris Tiffany Janson
- Bb Pilipinas – Supranational: Bb 35 Yvethe Marie Santiago
- Bb Pilipinas – Tourism: Bb 4 Parul Shah
- Bb Pilipinas – International: Bb 22 Mary Anne Guidotti
- 1st runner up: Bb 11 Laura Lehmann
- 2nd-runner up: Bb 27 Hannah Sison
Check out the rest of our Bb Pilipinas 2014 coverage.
2014 Coronation Night
- FULL LIST: Winners at the Bb Pilipinas 2014 coronation night
- 2014 Bb Pilipinas LIVE BLOG
- In photos: Bb Pilipinas 2014 Swimsuit Competition
- In photos: Bb Pilipinas 2014 Evening Gown Competition
- In Photos: Bb Pilipinas 2014 winners’ journeys
- IN PHOTOS: Great moments from the Bb Pilipinas 2014 coronation
- Bb Pilipinas 2014 top 40 presentation to the public
- Live blog: Bb Pilipinas 2014 Talent Show
- IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2014 talent show
- Bb Pilipinas 2014 swimwear press presentation
- Live blog: Bb Pilipinas 2014 fashion show
- IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2014 casual wear fashion show
- IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2014 national costume competition
- Live blog: Bb Pilipinas 2014 Parade of Beauties
- IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2014 Parade of Beauties
Leading up to coronation:
- Pop star Emin to perform at 2014 Bb Pilipinas coronation night
- A year after the ‘Ariba Walk,’ time for Bb Pilipinas fashion show
- Bb 13 Kris Tiffany Janson announced best in national costume
- Ms Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler arrives in style
- Gabriela Isler’s advice for aspiring queens: Be ‘confident,’ ‘real’