When you need a hype girl, who do you call? No one else but Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa.
Whether it’s nailing your first cover shoot, moving on from an ex or in this special case, bringing home the crown for Miss Universe, we all need that big ball of positive energy before taking the leap. Luckily, the recent crop of Miss Universe Philippines queens have that support from former title holder MJ Lastimosa. When pageant season rolls along, you can count on Miss Mary Jean to be cheering. Yes, she travels with the queens and even streams the competition for most of us who don’t have access. But when she can’t, MJ is ever reliable when it comes to live tweeting about it. And yes, it is hilarious. Read on below for some of her best moments as the unofficial bestie of the year, Miss Congeniality, and cheerleader of Miss Universe!
1. WHEN SHE MADE THE OTHER QUEENS HER OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
When you’re MJ Lastimosa, it doesn’t matter if you’ve won a title. Even if you’re Miss Universe, she’ll still ask you to take her photos. A few of her notable photographers are Rabiya Mateo, Janine Tugonon, Victoria Vincent, and Maureen Wroblewitz. Queen things.
2. HER REACTION TO BEING ROASTED FOR HER NATCOS
So gusto ko ng explanation neto mythology of the cake di pweds? https://t.co/XHJlXIWeQO— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) December 12, 2021
“Mythology of the cake di pweds,” she responds as people compared her national costume to our fierce contender. We don’t know about you, but we loooove our cake, cake, cake! Even MJ was shook when she saw Beatrice’s Bakunawa costume! “Eto na ata pinaka magandang Ph natcos natin by far, realtalk lungs“
3. SHE KNOWS EVERYONE NEEDS A FILIPINA IN THEIR LIVES
Infairness sa mga nagtatanong na locals dito kung taga San ako at pag sinasabi kong Philippines, gugulat sila. “Wow Filipineeeh are they all beautiful like you?” And I say “and a lot more!” #reprezent ganern!— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) December 11, 2021
When MJ Lastimosa flew to Israel to support our Miss Universe, she said people were stunned by her presence and was asked if everyone else in the Philippines is as beautiful as her. Of course, she responded in the sassiest way. She said what she said!
4. SHE WASN’T AFRAID TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT EVEN SHE WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS DURING MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2021
Ang tagal tawagin ng Philippines naiihe nakoooo #MissGrandInterantional2021— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) December 4, 2021
Same, MJ. Same. To pee or not to pee?
5. WHEN MJ SHOWED LOVE TO FELLOW QUEEN SAMANTHA BERNARDO AS SHE JOINED REALITY SHOW, PBB
pakisave naman si samber mga vaklaaa https://t.co/BwFtNpWjZE— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) November 30, 2021
Do you sense her regal aura as she supported another queen? Yes all the way.
6. WHEN SHE WENT IG LIVE TO SUPPORT RABIYA MATEO
AHA FOUND IT AGAIN HAHAHAHAHAHAHA MISS MJ QJSHSHDHSJDJ VAKLANG TWOUH LAKAS NG TRIP HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA #AribaRabiya#PrelimPina5#MissUniverse2020— milka (@akptxdmra) May 15, 2021
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TBH, we’re here for MJ Lastimosa’s funny and witty commentary, we could listen to her all day. When she went out of her way to support Rabiya Mateo in Miami for Miss Universe last year, she was an unexpected standout—from cheering, hilarious side commentaries, and that loud, give-it-her-all support for her queen sister.
7. WHEN MJ GOT DRESSED BECAUSE SHE KNEW SHE’D BE THE ‘NOISIEST’
Nag damit ng maganda para balanse sa palengkerang sigawan mamaya sa prelims. HAHAHAHA yun bang maiinis sila na may majingay tas pag tumingin kung sino yun they can’t get mad at yah ?? pic.twitter.com/BG5bAS1Kx2— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) May 14, 2021
Note to self: you can’t get mad at a person who dresses well and obviously, MJ got the memo.
8. MJ’S REACTION TO RABIYA’S ~DRAMATIC~ FALL DURING HER FINAL WALK AS MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES
If you can recall, Rabiya Mateo sort of tripped when she did her catwalk at the previous Miss Universe Philippines pageant. But instead of letting it spoil the mood for the whole night, she owned up to it and still slayed her walk. Now that’s what you call a graceful exit as MJ puts it.
9. SHE HAS A SOFT SPOT FOR THE OTHER QUEENS
Haist ibuh talaga pag mala pader ang gunthe mo no? pic.twitter.com/2vFVw6q8R5— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) July 14, 2021
It’s MJ Lastimosa’s world and we’re just living in it. Her best asset? Her beauty a.k.a “gunthe” (ganda) that obviously even the current queens like Hannah Arnold are very much aware of. But more than that, she is always at the ready whenever a fellow queen needs anything. Help? Hype? Humor? Call MJ Lastimosa and she will be there.
10. SHE POKES FUN AT HERSELF AND ALSO HER FELLOW QUEENS
Me waking up in a good mood ready na makipagbardagulan pic.twitter.com/8P4JN4xaIw— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) May 19, 2021
MJ really woke up and chose violence!
11. WHEN SHE CALLED OUT RABIYA’S POSER AND ENDED UP GETTING BLOCKED
Periodism. pic.twitter.com/DUBOLbNUWq— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) June 9, 2021
Periodism. No other words.
12. MJ AS US WHENEVER WE CALL OUR BESTIE AT EVERY SLIGHTEST INCONVENIENCE
May kakausapin lang kami ni JT ng masinsinan pic.twitter.com/qLRvm71Uir— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) May 17, 2021
Oh, to have JT or Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon as your bestie. Literally us pulling up every time we deal with red flags.