After joining the Binibining Pilipinas contest three times, newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa knows a thing or two about tenacity.
“I never gave up on a dream. I would like to tell the whole world Filipinos are someone who never give up on something. Whatever we want, whatever we want to do with our lives, never give up,”
Lastimosa said in an interview on ANC’s Headstart.

In 2011, Lastimosa was a runner-up to Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Shamcey Supsup.
But on Sunday, she bested 39 others during the grand coronation night.
The crowd cheered for Lastimosa when reigning Miss Universe Queen Gabriela Isler asked her what the greatest advantage of being a woman is.

"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," she answered.

Lastimosa also took home the Best in Swimsuit award.

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