From the time BPCI announced their final 40 Candidates, there are already rumors on who's in and who's not.
But just like any other beauty pageants, there are candidates who really stands-out and exudes that winning aura and there are those who just peaked at the right time.
From the get go, I already have my favorite girls and from a careful deliberation of the Judges and the BPCI, here is the top 15 finalist:
11 Laura Lehmann
1 Julian Aurine Flores
22 Bianca Guidotti
3 Joana Angelica Romero
25 MJ Lastimosa
8 Pia Wurtzbach
4 Parul Shah
23 Nichole Manalo
16 Zahara Soriano
35 Yvethe Santiago
14 Emma Tiglao
20 Kenneth Santiago
13 Kris Janson
27 Hannah Sison
19 Mae Liezel Ramos
Ok, I got 9 out of 15, not bad.
After the dreadful final Question & Answer portion the winners were announced:
Bb. 27 Hannah Ruth Sison
Bb. 11 Laura Victoria Lehmann
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2014
Bb.4 Parul Shah
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2014
Bb.35 Yvette Marie Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2014
Bb. 13 Kris Tiffany Janson
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014
Bb. 22 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
and our new Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2014
Bb. 25 Mary Jean Lastimosa
I predicted 4/5 winners, excluding Bianca Guidotti. Just like everyone else, my heart is bleeding for Pia Wurtzbach not getting any crown but I trust that Binibini Franchise has a better understanding and reason regarding this matter.
Finally, after her 3rd and final attempt, MJ Lastimosa bagged the most coveted crown, the Fan in me is shouting & celebrating. I will always be an MJ supporter and no matter what happens to Ms. Universe 2014, I am sure that she will be there to fight and represent our country with pride, elegance, honor & that vava-voom body in a 4-inch stilettos.
Overall, I like our new representatives.
Ladies, make us proud!
(Photo Credit: OPMB Worldwide)