PHOTOS: Miss PH MJ Lastimosa shines at Miss Universe preliminaries

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MJ gets loud cheers during the event
READY FOR THE PRELIMINARY. Miss Philippines Mary Jane Lastimosa during the press interviews at Doral, Miami for the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo by Sash Factor

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe fever kicked off Wednesday, January 21 (Thursday, January 22, Manila)  when 88 beautiful women participated in the preliminary competition held at Doral, Miami, USA.  

Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa was among the candidates to walk the stage. Watch her video interview with Rappler here

In the preliminaries, the ladies participated in the evening gown and swimwear competitions. Click here for a recap of the preliminary rounds, told in screengrabs

Here are screengrabs of MJ from the Miss Universe livestream event. 

MJ introducing herself during the preliminary.

In a white gown by Colombian designer Alfredo Barrazza


MJ showing her form in Yamamay swimwear


Days before the event, the candidates had interviews with the press, where they were able to express their feelings about the upcoming competition.

The preliminary round, hosted by Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Roxanne Vargas, is an important component of the pageant. This will determine the top 15 candidates that will be announced during coronation night. 

The 63rd Miss Universe coronation will be on January 25 (January 26, Manila time) at the FIU Arena. Tune in to Rappler for live updates–

All screengrabs are taken from the livestream via 

More MJ Lastimosa and Miss Universe 2014 on Rappler: 

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