It was never easy but I did – Maxine Medina

It was never easy but I did – Maxine Medina

- Beauty queen Maxine Medina looked back on her Miss Universe experience

- The 26-year-old Filipina remembered how some people prejudged her ability to excel in the international pageant

- She posted on Instagram a short but heartfelt meassage and greeted followers a happy International Women's Day

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"Yes, it takes guts to be the perfect one in the eyes of the judges -- make an impact for a few moments and just 30 seconds to prove what you stand for.

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"It was never easy but I did. Some people say that I couldn't but I proved them wrong.

"My @missuniverse experience has taught me that as a woman, I can be ANYTHING and that I can do EVERYTHING if I put my mind and heart into it.

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"Happy International Women's Day! Mabuhay ang mga kababaihan!"

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