HIGHLIGHT: The newly-crowned Binibing Pilipinas Miss Universe Maxine Medina, released first message as the official representative of the Philippines in Miss Universe next year. In her Instagram post early morning today, the 25-year-old professional model thanked God and revealed this is her first time to join the national pageant.
In a post after winning the pageant last night, Medina thanked God too and expressed her excitement to represent the country.
A lot of Pinoys expressed their well wishes to Medina, despite mixed reactions from pageants enthusiasts. Her answer in Q&A thought as lackluster and crowned Miss International, Kylie Versoza, being a popular bet.
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. has been in existence since 1952 and was officially chaired by former Miss Universe semifinalist, Miss Colombia and the first Miss International, Stella Marquez-Araneta, who wedded a Filipino.