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Queens just wanna have fun: MJ Lastimosa, Janine Tugonon delight fans during MU pageant

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published May 17, 2021 8:46 pm

It looks like our queens—Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon and Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa—had a grand time during the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, as seen in their social media posts that beau con fans loved.

Janine and MJ were at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant to support the Philippines’ bet Rabiya Mateo and the two queens did not forget to have fun, which both of them documented on social media to the delight of fans.

During the pageant, MJ tweeted very casually. “Puro ab workout 3x a day tong Top 21 the whole pandemic siguro ano?” She quipped in one tweet. “Miss India lamunin mo na ang microphone please lang miss ma’am,” MJ said of frontrunner and eventually third runner-up, Miss India Adline Castelino during the Q&A portion.

One of MJ’s tweets that resonated with pageant watchers was when she posed a question to one of the hosts, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, who was heavily criticized for her “lack of energy” during the first part of the program. “Kaya mo pa siguro Miss Olivia, andito si JT kung indi na,” said MJ, who was referring to Janine Tugonon, the first runner-up to Olivia Culpo in the 2012 Miss Universe.

In another tweet, MJ posted a photo of her posing as Janine takes her picture. She captioned the photo, “Walang 1st runner up 1st runner up dito, ayusin mo yan @janine_tugonon.” 

As a response, Janine retweeted the photo and captioned it “I love my job.” She also posted it on Facebook with the caption, “Bakla ka ng taon MJ!” Fans trooped to the comments section of the post—some to say that they love seeing the queens having fun, while others posted memes of the pageant.

In their Instagram Stories, MJ, who is based in the Philippines, and Janine, who is based in New York, shared how their day went. From MJ driving a Tesla to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with Janine and Miss Universe Philippines national director and Miss Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup-Lee to all three getting ready for the event.

Queens in a light moment. Miss Universe Philippines 2011 and MUP national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa and Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon.

In one clip, the queens burst into laughter as MJ sang, “Welcome to Miami!” Janine captioned the clip, “OTW to the show a while ago… nung masaya pa kami. Sarap talaga makasama ang mga toh.”

While still at the venue, it looked like Janine stood as photographer and supportive friend by taking MJ’s photos that night. 

“Even 7-Eleven is delicious right now. #gutom” Same, queen, same.

After the event, as both were already hungry according to their posts, MJ and Janine went out to grab some snacks… at a nearby 7-Eleven! “Gutom mga kumare niyo,” said MJ. “Even 7-Eleven is delicious right now. #gutom,” said Janine in the caption.

It was a night of glam, a night of winners and losers. But MJ and Janine gave pageant fans a breath of fresh air and showed that queens, too, know how to have fun.