Is MJ Lastimosa The “Katniss Everdeen” In The Hunger Games Of Philippine Pageantry?

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Is MJ Lastimosa The “Katniss Everdeen” In The Hunger Games Of Philippine Pageantry?

 

MJ Lastimosa, Miss Universe-Philippines, is sure making waves in Florida right now with her exceptional performance during the preliminary competition of the 63rd Miss Universe. But her name already left an echo since the day she won the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown last year. And it is, even more, making a deafening outcry as tomorrow will be the crowning of Miss Universe 2014/2015.

 

MJ Lastimosa during the preliminary competition:

 

 

However, not only MJ Lastimosa is making a deluge of news right now. Pageant fanatics in the Philippines, primarily comprised of the gay community, are now clamoring not just for the elusive Miss Universe crown but also for Stella Marquez Araneta to stop giving her binibinis (and all representatives of the Philippines–then and will be) gowns from the Colombian designer, Alfredo Barazza.

 

Stella Márquez Zawadski-Araneta (née Márquez Zawadski born 1937 in Tumaco, Nariño, Colombia) is a former Colombian beauty queen who was crowned the first Miss International in history and became the pageant director and organizer of Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) since 1964.

 

Pinuna ng netizens at mismong mga beauty titlists- kung bakit hindi Pinoy designers, ang may gawa ng gowns ng ating kandidata sa Miss Universe. – ABS-CBN

 

 

 

This is a message (print screen provided below) from Mr. Gino Rivera in Pageant Talk Overload Philippines (Original), a group of pageant aficionados in the Philippines, on the parallelism of the MJ Lastimosa of being a Katniss Everdeen, Stella Araneta as President Snow and the Filipinos as the inhabitants of the Districts (especially of the 12th) in a clamor for change.

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The allegedly “revised” gown of MJ Lastimosa that circled the net today.

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Letter A is the revised gown. Letter B is the original gown worn during the preliminary. (Photo courtesy of Jun Angelo Ramos-De Jesus, Pageant Talk Overload (Original) Group).

Can Mr. Gino’s parallelism really prove that MJ is the Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games of pageantry? Is it really now the time that we urge Stella Araneta to let Filipino designers groom Filipina representatives in international competition? Are you going to join the revolution?

 

 

Is MJ Lastimosa The “Katniss Everdeen” In The Hunger Games Of Philippine Pageantry?

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!.Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!
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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!