Present sa katatapos lang na #JustLove Kapamilya Trade Launch ang former Miss Universe finalist na si Mary Jean Lastimosa na kasama sa cast ngayon ng top rating primetime teleserye La Luna Sangre.
Dito, nahingan natin ng mensahe si MJ na nagtapos sa top 10 noong Miss Universe 2014 pageant para kay Miss Universe 2017 candidate Rachel Peters.
"Ang masasabi ko sa kanya (Rachel Peters) just embrace it kung ano man ang nararamdaman mo lilipas din yan. I was so sad din when I did not make the cut but life goes on. After that a lot of doors will open for you and you're such a wonderful person, you’re beautiful, you have a beautiful heart and I know marami pang opportunities ang darating para sa ‘yo and mahal ka namin," pahayag ni MJ.
Congratulations Rach!!! Lost my voice cheering for you and Liz haha ❤ Tougher preparations are about to start, i know you will make our country proud! Win our 4th Miss Universe crown!!! ❤🙌🏼 #MissUniverse2017 #binibiningpilipinas2017 #missphilippinesuniverse2017 #binibiningpilipinasuniverse #mjalltheway #philippines #kfamilia @kfforcrownandcountry #filipinabeauty #duskybeauty #laborday2017 #bestinswimsuit #strongerwithgolds
Bilang former Miss Universe candidate, nagbigay ng tip din si MJ para kay Rachel kung paano niya i-o-overcome ang mga pagkadismaya ng mga kapwa Pilipino sa Miss Universe crown.
"I think she apologized first of all because of the expectations of the Filipino people. Kasi every year we've been making it to the cut, ‘di ba? Siguro yung expectations lang ng Filipino sa candidates natin every year is masyado ng mataas. Nakakalimutan na nila na it's a competition of 90-plus women all vying for one crown and all these women are the best of their country," sabi pa ni MJ.
Without a doubt my greatest achievement to date!! ✨To be the 66th Filipina to stand on the Miss Universe stage with the most beautiful girls in the world, and to represent the most amazing country- Ang mahal kong Pilipinas! 🇵🇭 Thank you so much to everyone who was part of this journey, i am SO lucky to have every single one of you in my life. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would be brave enough to do something like this, but you all are the reason I got to where I am. I'm still so overwhelmed by all the love ❤️ I promise I gave my all but I've always been a believer in fate, destiny and God's perfect timing so I'm thankful for the opportunity and the memories, but I am so looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me, and to come home to the Philippines. First thing on the agenda-Sinigang!!! 😍
Ayon pa kay MJ, hindi man naiuwi ni Rachel ang korona i-appreciate pa din sana ng mga Pilipino ang mga naging sakripisyo ng ating kandidata para sa pagent.
"Feeling ko nakakalimutan na natin talaga na hindi naman pwedeng isang bansa lang ang manalo again and again and again. Every candidate representing their country is also there to showcase their country, so instead of ma appreciate natin yung efforts… Kasi I've seen how Rachel worked so hard for this pageant," sabi pa ni MJ.
"Honestly, every after event niya, everyday she will go to her training camp just to train kahit na magaling araw na. And knowing na she has so much heart for this competition, feeling ko nakalimutan na natin na i-appreciate ang mga bagay na ginawa niya just to show the world how a Filipina worked hard for this competition," pahayag pa ni MJ.
Kasalukuyan pang nasa Las Vegas si Rachel upang sulitin ang bakasyon kasama ang kanyang buong pamilya.