Maria Mika Maxine Medina Wins Miss Universe Philippines 2016
Maria Mika Maxine Medina was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2016 (Binibining Pilipinas Universe) on April 17, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines. Maria Mika Maxine Medina succeeds Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe Philippines 2015, who is also reigning as the Miss Universe currently. Maria Mika Maxine Medina will now represent Philippines at Miss Universe 2016.
Philippines has held a terrific record at Miss Universe pageant recently. Since 2010, Philippines is consecutively placing at Miss Universe for six straight years. In these six years, Philippines has placed four times in the Top 5 finalists through Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Ariella Arida, once in Top 10 semi-finalists through Mary Jean Lastimosa and has won its third crown after 42 years through the courtesy of Pia Wurtzbach.
The 25 years old beauty, Maxine Medina hails from Quezon City and bested 40 candidates to win the most coveted title. She is now hoping for a back to back win at Miss Universe 2016 pageant, aspiring to be crowned by her compatriot, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Do you think she can do it?