The preparation that comes with being a beauty queen is no joke. To have a chance at winning the crown, there's a long list of skills that need perfecting: Your pasarela, Q&A, hair and makeup, and many, many more.
But apparently, after you become a titleholder, you need to get ready for another big task at hand: Impressing Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa with your OOTD-taking skills. Queens like Janine Tugonon, Rabiya Mateo, and even the newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez have already done it, and they all succeeded!
All the proof have been compiled by a user on Facebook, quickly going viral for MJ's hilarious and witty captions.
Want to know if your favorite beauty queen passed MJ's OOTD masterclass? Keep scrolling!
As we mentioned, MJ didn't waste time in adding our reigning MUP Bea Gomez to her roster of photographers. She even had this year's runners-up, Victoria Velasquez Vincent and Maureen Wroblewitz try their hand at the task by the pool!
You'd think that MJ would have to shoot photos by herself while she's overseas, but that can't be farther from the truth. Just last May, she recruited none other than Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo as her personal OOTD taker in Los Angeles. She gave the Ilongga queen full marks, too! "Ang husay ng bagon photographer," MJ wrote on her Instagram caption.
ICYDK, MJ is also close friends with Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon. That's why despite being a queen two years her senior in the pageant, she isn't exempted from outfit shot duty!
The moment even went viral on Twitter, with MJ telling Janine, "Walang 1st runner up 1st runner up dito, ayusin mo yan @janine_tugonon [emoji]".
It's no secret Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee has an impressive list of credentials. On top of being a licensed architect, she's also the MUPH Organization's national director and an MJ Lastimosa-approved photographer. See the proof below:
Turns out, OOTD duties aren't just for Miss Universe Philippines titleholders. It also extends to queens like Reina Hispanoamericana 2017, Teresita Ssen Marquez (Winwyn Marquez), who was MJ's co-host in Eat Bulaga.
"Teresita walang reina reina dito kelangan ko ng ootd," she quipped on Instagram. And from the looks of Winwyn's committed stance, we don't doubt she got the shot!
It only makes sense for MJ to test international beauty queens' photography skills, too. Thankfully, Miss Grand International 2020 Abena Akuaba Appiah and Miss Universe Nepal 2020 Anshika Sharma didn't disappoint!
Who was your favorite beauty queen-photographer? Let us know in the comments!
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