MJ Made it into Top 10 of Miss Universe!

MJ ALL THE WAY! Mary Jean Lastimosa made it through to the final 15 and the final 10, but could not advance any further in 63rd Miss Universe pageant in Doral, Florida.

Miss Philippines with co- semifinalists during the telecast in Doral.

Miss Philippines with co- semifinalists during the telecast in Doral.

She wore mermaid gown made by Colombian designer – Alfredo Barazza during the evening gown competition. Eventual winner is from Colombia too – Paulina Vega. Filipino pageant fans were very vocal in making online statement that they preferred Filipino designers to design Miss Philippines’ gown in Miss Universe.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. Pinoy designer in Doral made some alterations with the gown  from Colombia for Miss Philippines.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.
Pinoy designer in Doral made some alterations with the gown from Colombia for Miss Philippines.

Making it to the top five are USA, Netherlands, Ukraine, Jamaica, and Colombia.

During the broadcast, reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler also talked about her visit to Yolanda-hit areas in the Philippines. The Miss Universe organization announced that it has raised $250,000 for relief efforts.