For the 2nd time, Davaoeña Mary Jean "MJ" Lastimosa was robbed with a Binibining Pilipinas title.
It was a big disappointment during last year's pageant when she only finished 2nd Runner Up, but this year, in her 2nd attempt, is much more disappointing because she didn't even place in the Top 5.
Not like in the case of Bataan's Janine Tugonon, who's luck is definitely always on her side. In Bb. Pilipinas 2011, she wasn't a major contender but placed 1st Runner Up, ahead of MJ who was the 2nd RU.
And for her 2nd try this 2012, Janine Tugonon was crowned tonight with the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe title, the highest title in the pageant.
She's among the big favorites, but unfortunately, majority of pageant fans don't like her to be the Philippines' bet to the Miss Universe 2012 pageant.
It would have been better, I guess, if she got the other 2 titles, but not that one. (See Predictions List)
I think the disappointment is the same as Bianca Manalo winning the same crown in 2010.
Check out the winners and full results in the just-concluded Bb. Pilipinas 2012 beauty pageant:
From L-R: 2nd RU Ali Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas Int'l 2012 Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012 Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2012 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan, 1st RU Elaine Moll (Photo Credit: OPMB Worldwide)
The new Binibining Pilipinas 2012 titleholders who will compete in international pageants (Photo Credit: Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide
BB. PILIPINAS - UNIVERSE 2012: #18 Janine Marie Raymundo Tugonon, Bataan
BB. PILIPINAS - INTERNATIONAL 2012: #8 Nicole Matura Schmitz, Cebu City
BB. PILIPINAS - TOURISM 2012: #13 Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan, San Juan City
1st Runner Up: #15 Elaine Kay Tancio Moll, Northern Samar
2nd Runner Up:
#29 Annalie Mallari Forbes, Malolos City, Bulacan
TOP 12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
#1 Karen Juanita Boyonas Gallman, Bohol
#7 Patricia Lae Santos Ejercitado, Cainta, Rizal
#9 Mary Jean Lastimosa, Davao City
#14 Gina Joy Gasmen Howell, Angeles City, Pampanga
#16 Liezl Cano Alcantara, Batanes
#26 Angelee Claudett Francisco delos Reyes, Olongapo City, Zambales
#30 Sherlyn Ramos Gonzales, Ilocos Sur
Best in Swimsuit - #8 Nicole Matura Schmitz, Cebu City
Best in Long Gown - #26 Angelee Claudett Francisco delos Reyes, Olongapo City, Zambales
Best in Talent - #13 Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan, San Juan City
Best National Costume - #8 Nicole Matura Schmitz, Cebu City
Miss Photogenic - #1 Karen Juanita Boyonas Gallman, Bohol
Binibining Avon - #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa, Davao City
Miss Philippine Air Lines (PAL) - #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa, Davao City
Miss Friendship - #25 Chloe Militar Zanardi, Marikina City
Manila Bulletin's Readers' Choice Award - #20 Roxanne Buenaventura Tadique, Quezon City
People's Choice Award - #21 Giselle Angelica Clemente Muñoz, Parañaque City
#2 Romelin Roxane Bacosmo de Castro, Taguig City
#3 Nicole Fallore Marable, Quezon City
#4 Jaine Santiano Hidalgo, Naga City
#5 Rose Ann Uy Aguilar, Cavite
#6 Maria Alicia Elena Viray Ariosa, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
#10 Jillean Camille Manibog Orbina, Isabela
#11 Marie Virgenia Cecilie Molo Peter, Kalibo, Aklan
#12 Ayelee Marie Dasalla, Mariveles, Bataan
#17 Inna Czarina Regalado Buenviaje, Malinao, Albay
#19 Roxane Joy Ete Jesalva, Daraga, Albay
#22 Meiji Aculana Cruz, Valenzuela City
#23 Goldy Olvido Baroa, Laguna
#24 Fer Mary Palgan Baliquig, Tagbilaran, Bohol
#27 Golda Mae Uy Soller, Roxas City, Isabela
#28 Marie Irisha Fernan Arcenas, Cebu City
Wow, two (2) of the 3 new titleholders indeed got the lucky numbers. Read about it HERE.
What can you say with the results?