Mary Jean Lastimosa, 26-year old North Cotabato beauty bested 39 other contestants in the coronation night and was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2014 at the annual beauty pageant's grand coronation night held at the Araneta Coliseum, March 30, 2014.
Here's the question-and-answer portion with Lastimosa, asked by reigning Miss Universe Queen Gabriela Isler
Q: "What is the greatest advantage of being a woman?"
"The greatest advantage of being a woman is being able to compose herself. Just like here, we're standing in front of thousands of people, not knowing if you're going to cheer for us or boo us. But we try to compose ourselves. We keep the emotions and show the beauty that is in us and tonight thousands of people are standing here, celebrating the beauty of women."
Here are the other winners of the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 beauty pageant:
Bb. Pilipinas International 2014: Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014: Kris Janson
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014: Yvethe Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014: Parul Shah
First runner-up: Laura Lehmann
Second runner-up: Hannah Ruth Sison
Best in Long Gown: Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
Best in Swimsuit: Mary Jean Lastimosa
Best in Talent: Gabrielle Tilokani
Best in National Costume: Kris Janson
Miss Friendship: Racquel Kabigting
Miss Photogenic: Kris Janson
Miss Philippine Airlines: Pia Wurtzback
Miss Cream Silk: Yvethe Santiago
JAG 2014: Pia Wurtzback
Binibining Avon: Yvethe Santiago
Manila Bulletin's Reader's Choice Award: Ladylyn Riva
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