MJ Lastimosa among top 10 at Miss Universe 2014

Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Photo by Timothy A.

Clary/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Philippines representative Mary Jean "MJ" Lastimosa is among the top 15 contestants making it into the Miss Universe 2014 semifinals. (READ: Miss Universe 2014 predictions: Will MJ Lastimosa win for PH?)

UPDATE: The journey is over for MJ – she did not make it to the top 5

The ladies from these countries made it to the top 10:

The ladies from the following countries make up the top 15:

They will move on to the next rounds.

The top 15 finalists were chosen based on their performances at the Preliminaries held on Wednesday, January 21 (Thursday, January 22 in Manila), afterwhich the contestants paraded in their respective National Costumes. MJ's dress was designed by Colombian designer Alfredo Barrazza. 

The semifinalists were announced at the Miss Universe 2014 Coronation Night on Sunday, January 25 (Monday, January 26 in Manila). Join Rappler's live blog now to know more. –Rappler.com

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