69 comments on “Maxine Medina brings it on!

    • Know what c2f? I am thinking that with the new owner of MUO. I think its time for the countries na inignore ni donald trump during his ownership of MU. Durinh his term lagi tayong runner up. Talagang ayaw nya tayo ipanalo. Pero with the new ownes of MU nakuha natin ang korona. Dahil karapat dapat naman talaga. Tayo pa ang unang MU in their ist ownership. And 8 am thinking the same way for russia, mexico and other countries. I am sure new countries will be include in top 16. There are many deserving in other countries. Barbados is back. If trained very well and performed well then pasok sa banga.
      Ive read somewhere. Totoo ba na ang iraq mag join sa MU at ME. I dont think coz of SS eh.

      • See c2f. The battle is really exciting. New countries will rock the stage. Kung ako ang tatanungin. Ok na saken top 5 nalang tayo. At least naka maintain. Pero im still hoping we win pa rin but i want maxine do her best talaga gulatin nya talaga ang lahat ng nasa stadium kung bat sya ang dapat manalo. If hinde sya manalo i want someone from caribbean. Barbados, il hope she’ll surprise us or from europe russia. I believe naman img is not donald trump 2.0.
        Off topic guys! Check this amazing and beautifull sketch of an indonesian. A puerto prinsesa based natcos for kylie. What do u think? Akma ba para maging natcos naten ang design na to? Hinde ba malayo?
        https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1179513642095197

      • @Geof

        True! There is a great chance one of the Top 5 is not from a powerhouse country… Like during the past editions: Netherlands, France(because they prioritize Miss World), Jamaica, Korea, Angola, etc.

        As for the Illustration, I love it. A Filipiniana Godess costume inspired by the underwater river. I hope Francis Libiran or any new designer would be able to give justice to it.

    • @c2f, parang hindi ganito ang type na beauty ng mga noypi. Malamang australia and european candidates will win our hearts.

      • @Aj

        Expected na Australia, Spain, and Brazil e crowd favorite. TOP 15 sigurado si Australia.

    • @Aj and Geof

      Hindi ko sya type masyado pero sya ang bet ni Basil so umasa na kayo na magkakaroon sya ng social media mileage dito… and we we’re once ruled by Spain through Mexico kaya madami tayong similarities sa culture.

      So far wala ako makitang tunay na maganda sa mga powerhouse countries… Aminin na natin, si Andrea Tovar ang maganda sa mga kalaban pero alam na natin na uulan ng boo pag sya na ang rumampa… pero palagay ko paaabutin din sya sa Top 5 dito para publicity… And btw, laging runner-up si Colombia when we hosted Miss Universe twice.

      Palagay ko mala Miss World na credentials talaga ang labanan this year so asahan na natin si USA sa Top 5… And Miss Universe wants to reinforce our country’s ties with the US.. Remember MU question for Pia about US millitary bases and Deshauna is from the millitary.

      Si India din nagbabalik after winning in the male pageants… Last time Philippines hosted they won and pabor yun sa pag sipsip ng mga Araneta sa mga boss ng call centers ng Araneta Holdings na sponsors ng BBP…

      Indonesia and Thailand at least TOP 15 dahil sigurado sila ang majority ng foreign audience dahil walking distance away lang pinangalingan nila.

      Isa pa ay si Spain… 1st time Philippines hosted.. Spain won… Current Miss World is Spain… and I’m sure she would be a crowd favorite based on our colonial mentality.

      Japan and Korea.. baka pasok yan
      Sa Top 15 masabi lang…

      Si China sigurado pauulanan din ng Boo… pero they will be sending their best bet this year… kung gusto ng MUorg ng publicity.. pasok si China this year sa Top 15… and Pasok din sa business ng mga Araneta.

      Canada baka pasok sa top 15…

      Si Australia… sureball na TOP 15 baka mag TOP 5 pa… hindi ko sya type pero based on politics walang hadlang… tagal na din runner-up streak nila..

      Brazil!.. Good diplomatic ties with the country… power house country na ang winner ay dumaan din sa butas ng karayom… kakaririn nya d2 for sure dahil gs2 nya rumaket ala Priscilla Mereilles…crowd favorite sya sigurado.

      Venezuela.. pasok as usual.. hohumm.. retoke much… I doubt kung abot sya Top 5.

      Pasok isa sa Middle East sa Top 15… and duda ko isa sa 3 – Israel, Lebanon or Turkey.

      At least, isa sa Africa… South Africa kaya?

      Dominican republic and Cuba…. baka pasok yan…

      Russia or one of the Scandinavian countries baka pumasok sa Top15…

      I agree, at least isa sa Caribean na black ancestry…. I agree, baka Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago.. Sigurado madaming mixed-race or with black ancestry sa top 15.

      • I think dark horse na hindi masyadong nababanggit sa mga favorites ay si ARUBA hstunning at matangkad din sya sabi ni Mamang Jonas Gaffud. Hindi ko pa sya narinig magsalita pero if she’s good im betting for her SYEMPRE ASIDE FROM PHIKIPPINES gusto kapag sa PHILIPPINES ung mga COUNTRIES na hindi pa nanalo. JUST LIKE IN:
        1974-SPAIN (AMPARO MUNOZ) First Miss Universe from SPAIN
        1994-INDIA(SUSHMITA SEN) First Miss Universe from INDIA
        2016-???? will there be another FIRST I’m hoping….. kung hindi lang din PILIPINAS eh di ibigay na lang sa wala pang MISS UNIVESE CROWN…hehehee

      • @Fredencio

        I agree, Ms. Aruba could be the token Caribean… and aside from being a 6′ foot tall model, she has excelent credentials. A Nutritionist taking up her masters in nutritional epidemiology and public health… wow! And not to mention she’s mixed-race with white, Black and Amerindian ancestry.

        https://aw.linkedin.com/in/charlene-leslie-3722818a

        Based on politics/economics, Aruba could now be the new go to capital of foreign investors from the US and the rest of the Americas to replace Venezuela. Aruba has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean region. There is a low unemployment rate. The GDP per capita for Aruba was estimated to be $28,924 in 2014; among the highest in the Caribbean and the Americas. Its main trading partners are Colombia, the United States, Venezuela, and the Netherlands. MISS U org Sponsors and judges would love her! She could make it to the TOP 5!

      • Closer2Fame baka nga CARRIBBEAN BEAUTIES ang mananalo sa MISS UNIVERSE 2016 maganda si ARUBA AT BARBADOS. nung
        1974-Europe
        1994-Asian
        2016-????
        ????Africa
        ????Oceania
        ????North America(including Caribbean)
        ????South America
        Para well diverse ang nanalo sa Miss Universe sa Pilipinas???

      • @Fredencio

        I agree! And may hangover pa ang karamihan nung 4th runner-up lang si Jamaica since most Filipinos rooted for her to win when MJ did not make it to the TOP 5. And last winner from the Caribean was Dominican Republic -Amelia Vega in 2003… 13 years.. if you include Ms. Puerto Rico (US teritory) – Zuleyka Rivera in 2006…. It’s been 10 years. Last time MU was held in the Caribean (Except for Puerto Rico and Bahamas which are US territories), Mirriam Quiambao became 1st -Runner up at Trinidad and Tobago. Therfore, there is a great chance that someone from the Caribean would make it to the Top 5 this year.

      • Ayon sa Wikipedia list of candidates (partial), andaming matatangkad na kandidata. Siguro ang average height ay 5’10”. Madaming 6 footer huh.
        Sana nga mabigyan ng chance yung mga bansa na di masyadong napapansin like Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Finland, Croatia, Serbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Uruguay etc.

      • @Ms. Tissa

        Aminin na natin… may dahilan kung bakit Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, USA and Philippines ang mga powerhouse countries and sama pa natin Australia, India, Dominican Republic… etc… kasi yan ang mga bansa na ang contestant dumaan sa butas ng karayom as in barangay pageant muna bago regional/state title bago national Title… ganun! Hindi naman nakakapag taka pag clapper lang mga appointed or maliit na bansa na wala naman na 9 lang kalaban sa National pageant.

      • Sabagay, parang China sa olympics. 5 years old pa lang tinetrain na.
        Kung gusto nila mapansin sa MU dapat gumawa sila ng paraan para umangat ang mga kandidata nila.

      • Closer 2 Fame pero mas maganda kung HINDI LANG DIN PILIPINAS ang mananalo ibibigay na sa walang CROWN para mahabol pa natin ang PUERTO RICO(5), at VENEZUELA (7) crowns… kasi dito gagawin ang MISS UNIVERSE 2016 sa PILIPINAS expect an UNDERDOG to win just like in 1994 INDIA ang nanalo kontra sa HEAVY FAVORITES na COLOMBIA at VENEZUELA… FEELING KO TALAGA UNDERDOG ANG MANANALO SA 2016..

      • @Fredencio

        I agree! Napansin ko din yan pag exotic location venue ng Miss U, hindi powerhouse ang winner… Puerto Rico lang hindi counted dyan. They used to dominate Miss Universe because back then Telemundo was this biggest Latino network aside from PR being a US territory. Kaya sila lang nanalo na homecourt advantage sa Miss U aside from the US. I guess this year is our turn to shine.

      • @Miss Tisa

        I agree… minsan minsan sinusuerte din naman sila like Angola… Complete package pinadala nila noong 2011 since Portuguese colony din ang venue- Brazil.

      • Closer 2 Fame Syempre alam mo naman ang mga Pinoy mahilig sa mga UNDERDOG kaya sigurado ako SURPRISE ang result para sa Miss Universe 2016 ika nga nila EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED…

  1. She looks like anime here. So beautifull and stunming. Pias photo with a short hair ala bond girl. Would be the start of her hollywood career as james bond queen.. i will love if the title. JAMES BOND AND QUEEN P! OR JAMES BOND AND THE QUEEN! looks sounds not good hehe. Well any title will do. Basta si Pia ang sub bida 😀. Mukang pinag hahandaan na talaga!

  2. Maganda ang laban ni Maxene sa January 2017!

    Witty answers on final Q & A gets the crown!

    Yan ang bagong standard ng Miss Universe under new management!

    Unlike the times of Trump management masyadong mapulitika.
    Kesyo may Donald Trump’s favorites pa ( hooray those days are gone) 🙂

    Go for back to back!

    Go Philippines for MU 2016!

  3. OMG😲
    Anong nangyari sa mukha ni Ariadna Gutierez ng Colombia.
    Gusto nyang agawin ang MU crown noong 2015, ngayon nman ay ang mukha ni Maxine ang gustong agawin para kapag ipinatong ang MU2016 crown sa ulo ni Maxine ay aagaw na nman ng eksena at sasabihin na nman nyang cya c Miss Colombia at ipagpipilitang ang nanalo ay c Colombia😂 charmos ginamos. Hi hi hi
    For experiment and as celebrity, Yes.
    But No as Beauty Queen.
    #bringbacktheblackhairpls☺

    • Laila, since ikaw ang primera scoopera namin dito, ano na ang ganap sa mga Latin or Asian forums (fora if you will, readers) kung saan ang topic ay si Maxine? I know sa Asia, eh, s’ya pa rin ang frontrunner. What about in Latin countries?

      • They’re still pushing for Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela to win. Maxine is always included on the top picks but they don’t see her winning. They recognize the transformation and the training. Hindi naman sila gaano ka hostile. Hindi pa rin kase to-do pasabog ni Max pero medyo mas quiet now kesa nung time ni Pia. Mas mainit na labanan na inaabanagn nila MI talaga. Sabong ni Kylie and Jessica Duarte.

      • Sa MU, malabong manalo ang Colombia and Venezuela. Colombians made the Filipinos furious last year because they uberly bashed Pia. It’s a matter of homecourt vengeance. Miss Venezuela will be hardly missed because, aminin naman natin talaga (to the tune of Ms. Kris Aquino), she is not beautiful. In fact, she is overly done! I believe someone from Europe will shine here come MU 2016. Baka nga isang Miss Bulgaria ang susuportahan ng mga Pinoy and those other countries such as Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, USA, etc. whose reps were supportive of Pia’s winning last year.

        Sa MI, maganda si Jessica Duarte. Pero, MI doesn’t want repeat. So, it’s Kylie or other candidates.

  4. Pageant season na woooopeeee…..
    halos sabay lang ng i release nila Pia tong high fashion shot na to.

    Positive naman reviews sa IG. I know may issue tayo sa brown hair pero editorial lang naman yan. I’m sure she’ll revert back to black hair pag pageant proper na.

    Post ko muna dito dominatrix look ni Pia taken by Papa Fadil kase mukang ganitong versatility pinu push ng IMG MUO.

      • Honestly, nothing is worse than a Filipino troll. Numero uno sa panlalait, kaya ayan, 3 oras nakababad sa EDSA traffic. I guess some Filipinos deserve their frigging fate.

      • 4M,

        This was posted this morning and I was one of the commenters before on this post, just like here sa Norman may mga kausap din ako doon na friends nung biglang sumulpot tong si girl. I was actually one of the people who made “kuyog” the girl lolz so unahan kami kanina pag screenshot. Open yung profile nya kanina. Malakas loob. Then a few minutes later nung dumami na nag ta tag sa kanya, she set her account on private. A few minutes more she changed her username. pero too late na kase the admins have reposted and made their own collage highlighting the exchange. Now nasa mahigit 200 comments na ata itong post pero nung kasagsagan nito medyo kami kami pa lang so madali pang i-trace.

        P.S. Binura rin ni girl yung comment nya

      • Pia Papaya na, Pia Patola pa… hahaha :-D… Pinrivate narin ni girl ang FB nya… kinuyog sa reports… hahaha 😀 Gusto ko ipost screenshot ng FB nya pero kakawa naman.

      • C2f hehe oo wag na. I think she learned her lesson na. I think sometimes people forget that Pia is a beauty queen and that her charity works and advocacies are just a bonus. She’s not a politician or an activist or a super hero.

  5. Just gorgeous. Don’t forget that Pia had this same supermodel look when she did her Versace Jeans shoot before joining Bb for the third time. People were saying the same thing about her and we all know what happened there.

  6. There is something wrong with Maxine’s styling here. First, the hair. If this photograph aims her to be a fashion model, then the hair works bad on her. Her hair stylist should lift or remove the seemingly hair extension down her chest. Second, the suit. Printed top doesn’t work good with her printed suit. It should rather be plain ensemble.

    Does her styling suit a beauty queen? NO.

    Nevertheless, I am a big fan of Maxine.

    • @ana, I disagree. I’m not familiar with the technical side of things . All I know is she looks very pretty and classy. Winner!

      • @Fabiana, you wouldn’t agree on something you are not familiar with! Hahaha!

        Of course, she is still beautiful and there is no doubt about it. It is just that her styling is not excellently done.

      • Honey, I’m talking about common sense beauty . U do not have to be an expert to be able to agree or disagree on what’s pleasing to your senses. It is a gift and it is a right to do so.

      • And I was talking about the styling, sweetie. Hahaha!

        I am there with you when you say she is pretty and classy. So, I don’t know why you were disagreeing when you were not tackling about Maxine’s styling.

      • i think her styling is part of why I say she is pretty and classy. hence the disagreement.

      • whether I am or not, my name is not fabiana. I am a Filipino too so i know exactly what you are trying to do. you cannot win an argument by resorting to name calling.

      • @J – It’s okay. We live in a democratic country, so everybody can speak about his/her minds no matter how unacceptable they are to others. We don’t have to suppress someone’s freedom so long as it is not against the law, morals, public policy, or good customs. Curtailing one’s freedom of expression gives a chilling effect which is seriously a threat to humanity.

        Ana Winter, 24, Philippines!

    • ako naman i like the styling…buma-Balmain ng slight ang look…it helps that the prints are in the same color family but of different scales for visual contrast…and there’s enough negative space (the white unprinted part of the jacket) to rest your eyes on and balance it out.

  7. She looks more high-fashion model here than beauty queen. Modelesque, not really queenly. It’s the styling, of course. Laila’s images (in one of the earlier Miss Global posts, I think) are a better gauge .

  8. Max, your father is so proud of you, Pen Medina.
    Your mother is prouder than your father, Medina Bonnevie.

    Andyan ka naman, tinutukso tukso…
    Medina Natuto….

    69, Felepens!

Care to share your thoughts about this post?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s