REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Miss Universe 4th runner-up Kaci Fennell of Jamaica shares the sentiment of many Pinoy fans that Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa should have been part of the top 5.
After the pageant, ABS-CBN News’ Ginger Conejero got to chat with Miss Jamaica who said that Miss Philippines should have been right next to her on stage.
Lastimosa, for her part, said that other candidates wished they had the same level of support as shown by Filipino fans.
Meantime, Filipino designers came up with their own creations amid criticisms over Lastimosa’s national costume and evening gown, which were made by a Colombian designer.
They said Filipino designers are just as talented and have gained global recognition.
One designer, Rajo Laurel, told fashion website Style Bible it’s shameful that one has to go to a foreigner to design a garment to represent the Philippines.