Unknown Facts About the newly crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe, Maxine Medina
All eyes were set on Bb Pilipinas 2016 eagerly till Maxine Medina was crowned with the prestigious title of Miss Universe Philippines 2016, by the reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach. 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, once in Top 10 semi-finalists and has won its third crown after 42 years through the courtesy of Pia Wurtzbach.
Hence, the world will yet again observe this Filipina beauty right from her crowning moment at Bb. Pilipinas 2016 till the time she competes at the finale stage of Miss Universe 2016 pageant. So let’s delve into the veiled persona of Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 and find out some mysterious yet palpable facts about her.
1. The Pro Interior Designer
Maxine Medina, who is 25 years old, is a freelance interior designer who completed her graduation from De La Salle College of St. Benilde and the Philippine School of Interior Design. The other schools she went to for her primary to collegiate educations include the Saint Theresa’s College and Angelicum College.
2. Maxine At School
During her high school days, she was one of the tallest girls in her class. Currently, she is standing at five feet, 7.25 inches tall. Vava-voom! Ain’t it?
3. The Lustrous Model
Maxine Medina was not an unfamiliar face at Bb Pilipinas 2016. Long before marking her venture at Bb Pilipinas, this beautiful lady came into limelight through numerous product endorsements, TV commercials, and print and runway modeling gigs. The suave beauty, who stands 5’8 tall, was a senior member at the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). She started modeling since the age of 18.
4. Born To Model Parents
Beauty and glamour runs in the blood of Maxine Medina! Her embark in the world of pageantry and modeling is not surprising as her parents were both models. Her father, Maximo Guillermo Medina, is a former commercial model and a flight attendant, whilst her mother, Maria Fe Medina, is a former model and a senior bank manager. No wonder, talent lies in genes!
5. She is Dating Marx Topacio
Maxine Medina is in a relationship with her co-model and actor, Marx Topacio since 2011. In a magazine, Medina shared her secret for a long lasting relationship as “trust, patience, and understanding.” In the same magazine feature, Marx Topacio shared what he adores most about Medina is her strength, patience, and intelligence.
6. A Brilliant Sketch Maker
Maxine is a pro interior designer and as a designer, this ethereal beauty is good at sketches!
7. Fresh Face in Binibining Pilipinas
While Bb Pilipinas is known for rewarding the perseverant beauty queens who have tried their luck at the pageant several times, like Janine Tugonon and Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina has won the pageant in her initial participation. However, prior to her Binibining Pilipinas 2016 appearance, Maxine Medina also made it to the list of candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2012, but was disqualified due to a conflict with her existing endorsement contract.
8. Acquaintance with Pia Wurtzbach
How does it feel when an old friend crowns you at a prestigious pageant? Amazing isn’t it? Well, that’s what happened with Maxine Medina last night. Maxine is in touch with Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach since four years back, when Pia Wurtzbach had not even won Bb Pilipinas. She has seen Pia grow and evolve, and has been inspired by Queen P’s actions! After winning the crown, Maxine told the press “I didn’t expect it because Pia is my friend from way back, around three to four years ago, I didn’t expect that Pia will put a crown on me.”
9. A Chill-Pill Girl
Maxine is aware of the pressure she has on her as Miss Universe Philippines 2016, since her compatriot, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is already reigning as Miss Universe, but she is all hassle-free! She is prepared to give her best, and was found saying after her coronation, “Pressure but for sure I will enjoy it and I will give my best shot for this. I will train more and I will talk to Pia and ask for advice.”
So which fact amazed you regarding the newly crowned beauty queen, Maxine Medina?