|Miss Universe Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa|
delivers a short message during the Red Carpet event.
During the VIP Red Carpet Reception sponsored by the Russian American Chamber of Commerce in Miami, Florida, five Miss Universe delegates were invited to grace the special occasion. They were Mary Jean Lastimosa of the Philippines, Georgia's Ana Zubashvili, Lithuania's Patricija Belousova, Kazakhstan's Aiday Issayeva and Yuliya Alipova of Russia. Doral's honorable City Mayor Luigi Boria was also present in the event.
The ladies were picked up from their official residence with the luxurious Lexus of Pembroke Pines vehicles and were feted with a gift - a Rose Gold Diamond Heart pendant from the Ahead of Time Miami. The said occasion was made to honor the representatives from the Russian-speaking countries. It's interesting to note that out of the five beauties who were invited, it was only Miss Philippines who's obviously not a part of the Baltic communities. Needless to say, it was an excellent exposure and being included as one of the event's VIP guests was truly an honor.