56 comments on “Maxine Medina and the pressure of delivering a crown for the Philippines 

  1. Good evening to all…
    Grabe naman mga comments nyo kay Maxine. Look mga Mars and Pars! Ginagawa ni Maxine ang homework nya ng mabuti gusto nya pag iprinesent nya assignment mapa2hanga nya mga pageant fanatics…experts and followers nya.
    Minsan sa school yung assignments kinokopya ng iba imbes na mas mataas score nya, mas tataasan sya ng nangopya sa kanya tama ba mga Mars?
    Relaks lang po kase marami kaseng tao na hindi mayabang pasikat dito pasikat dyan ang ending nganga!
    Si Maxine nilalaro nya lang bashers nya para alam ng team nya yung mga dapat gawin. Saka aminin natin dito lang sa mga post natin yung yabang natin bat di natin I try sa harap ng maraming manonood yung mga pagyayabang natin dito na kesyo ganun kesyo ganya .Kayo na… sabi nga ni Gat Jose Rizal ang di marunong magmahal sa ating bansa ay higit pa sa malansang isda.
    Ngayon ang pagsuporta natin sa delegada natin ay pagsuporta natin sa ating bansa.Kung I dodown natin ang candidate natin… sapul tayo sa sinbi ni Gat Jose Rizal malansang isda tayo…
    Kaya mga Mars suportahan natin si Maxine parang pagsuporta natin sa Pilipinas. Thank you po

  2. miss universe will Deshauna! screenshot my post because it will happen! Maxine will be part of top 10

  3. Noong nanalo si maxine, di ako supersaya kasi alam nyo naman na disappointed ako dahil wala ci Kim hihihi.
    Super negative pa nga ang ibang comments ko pero after few days ay nakita ko naman na Superganda pala niya at halatang galing sa mabuting pamilya at hindi sya hitler and she is not 21 anymore ha….hihihi
    B2B is possible at magniningning ang biruin ni maxine kahit sino pang itapat sa kanya during MU2016 Finals hihihihi

  4. I’m happy na nag-iimprove na si 4M. Hoping for the best sa January.

    Anyway, anong balita sa send-off nina Nichole at Joanna? Next week na start ng pre-pageant activities nila if I’m not mistaken.

  5. P.S.

    4M, if you are reading all this, remember to also draw inspiration and insights from the people you love and the things that are important to you. In this way, you are able to OWN your Q&A !

    Good luck and all the best.

  6. I am not expecting Maxine to win another MU crown for us. Maka Top 10 lang siya ill be really happy! Pero if Top 5, that’s an amazing accomplishment na. Top 3 is not impossible. She can definitely reach that far but again it will all depend on how she rocks the Q&A segment. She’s definitely improved in terms of her communication skills. She doesn’t look too shy sa interviews anymore. sa finals night, It’s all about controlling the nerves para maka deliver siya ng simple but powerful na sagot.

    also i just want to add pala. She has to do great sa closed door interview para maka pasok sa semis. I mean look at Vietnam last year. So beautiful, pero ligwak.

  7. Maxine has improved. She is now a conversationalist and I can feel how at ease she is on interviews. Maybe some of you are doubting on her spontaneity. Yes, she may not sound like a quick thinker because she talks slowly. But, that character shows she is genuinely regal, and that will give her an advantage to clearly state her mind in her own words during QnA which judges will surely like.

    Maxine is beautiful. It is so refreshing and delightful to see her talk. She has a lot of charms whenever she utters words. That will be her weapon during the QnA.

    With the type of training that she is undergoing, I am optimistic as our bet Maxine is that she can deliver fully well in Miss Universe. She will slay the dragons for us, Filipinos. Maxine is doing this to bring a back-to-back glory to our country, so I won’t join others spreading negativity and destroying her.

    Go, go, go, Maxine!

    • I like this looks and style for her. Bagay kaya sa finals? Damitan lang ng sobrang eleganteng gown. Good pasarela and with a little fierce and more sweet aura and smile. Or naka taas ang bun ng hair nya? Which of the two suits her??? Wag naman syang gawin prinsesa sa finals. Dapat more queenly. Ung hairstyle nya kase nung bbp para lang syang teenager. Princesa. So im hoping a queenly Maxine Medina comes MU 2016.

      • @Geoff

        I also like her styling here, hence I posted this photo. Pero ‘yun nga, let’s wait kung anong styling n’ya sa coronation night. Aces & Queens know what makes Maxine stand out among the beautiful ladies. Trust that the team is doing everything for Maxine. Ngayon pa ba, ‘diba?

  8. We know how filipina delegates performed in the international stage, we have only doubt of maxine Q&A, is her weakness, but lets us see during the final, dont be too judgemental, almost everyone doesnt expected nicole to be the first runner up in miss grand international, some says she is not beautiful, the wardrobe even tacky, pero she is now the miss grand international… same thing with maxine, maxine, has it all, only the Q&A that made us doubt for her…. i hope maxine will drive till top 10 atleast…. doon natin malalaman kung magaling na cyang sumagot.

  9. Okay. Sa smile nya nakikita ko na seryoso sya. She said im sure pia will crown me again and with that smile nakikita ko na mukang seryoso sya. Hinde sa pagmamayabang. Its seems like talagang may pasabog na dapat nating abangan. Pero sa january pa ito. I am hoping na ang tinutukoy nilang pasabog is over all. From performance, wardrobes, gown and comm skills.
    Iniisip ko nalang na strategy lang nila lahat na magpakita si maxine ng mga something na mapupuna mo na wala syang improvement sa comm skills. In short sinasadya nya para laruin ang isip ng mga bashers. We all know bashers are her source of stregths.
    In reality we reality want b2b in MU 2016. But what ever the results we should accept it. But i am hoping na makapasok sya til top 5 man lang ok na ako. Yung makapasok sya na talagang makikita mo sa performance nya deserving talaga sya sa top 5. Ayoko ng dahil host venue tayo eh ilalagay na sya sa top 5. Pero im sure and still believe that she will doing well til top 5. We just need to pray hard if we really want her to land til top 5 or even wins.
    Tayo pa naman ang pinakamalaking fans in terms of pageants specially MU. Tayo din ang host. So bilang pasasalamat nalang ni maxine for us lalo na sa mga uuwi para lang mapanood ang MU if she knew if mag susuccess sya sa comm skills /Q&A or hinde. Hoping that sa performance gagalingan nya talaga into the best that she should to land in the top 5.
    MU is near. Still hinde pa updated totally ang MU site. They have time pa rin for preparation and pag dumating na ang january 2017 hoping that We will see a new Maxine Medina. Ala Pia Wurtzbach or tama lang specially in speaking/interview.
    So Good Luck to her.

    Focus muna tayo kay Catriona. The pressured is also present on Catriona. And also for our remaining binibinis nichole and joana.

  10. Like what Shamcey said when asked what is it with Pia and not with the past 4 runners up including the top ten finished by MJ and not winning the crown, she simply said its her time, it’s her destiny to win the crown, most people bet against her winning but she proved everybody wrong because she was destined to be our 3rd Miss Universe and she is doing an incredible job as a reining Queen. It was Olivia Culpo’s destiny when she won it back in 2012, based on the Q&A I’m sure you would agree with me that Ms. Tugonan answered her question better than of Olivia’s.

    No matter how we criticize Maxine or enumerates her weaknesses, if she is meant to be the last woman standing on January 30th, then another Filipina beauty prevail in the world of Pageantry.

    If she wins our first 2nd runner up title that’s a great accomplishment too.

    Good luck Maxine and make sure you have fun.

    • TRUE. If destiny din niya ang back-to-back, then so be it. if hindi, then so be it din. di ba? even if Max trains her ass off, kung di parin para sakanya, wala na tayong magagawa. support na lang

  11. Definitely malaki na ang improvement nya sa communication. But I think hindi pa yun enough compared kay Nicole and Kylie. Katulad ng ibang comments, sana iwasan nya yung pag gamit ng “parang” at “sobrang”… I dont like those kinds of words being used by an MU beauty queen. Pang showbiz na nagpapacute ang dating ng gumagamit ng mga salitang yun.
    Madali syang makapasok sa top 15, top 10, top 6 or top 5. I hope umabot sya hanggang top 3.

  12. nakakasawa na din ang mga puna niyo bes. She’ll deliver naman. the pressure is there but let’s just support her. knowing her and A&Q, hindi sila magpapabaya. hindi naman siya makokoronahang MUP kung wala silang nakita sakanya na potential. she can speak naman, di lang sa standard ng lahat. she still has 2 months and I believe theyre focusing on her comm skills rather than pasarela and fitness niya. so let’s just wait.

    if manalo, bongga. if hindi, keri top 10 naman or malay natin top 5 or 3. maging masaya na lang tayo sa kalalabasan.

    She will deliver, she will represent the philippines very well. what she needs now is our support and prayers. not the bashing or ung pamumuna. she needs encouragement from the people she is representing. kung ibang lahi nga nababasa ko pinupuri nila si Maxine, dito pa kaya?

    • Sabi ni Norman…” watch her interview with Pinky Webb ang tell me what are your thoughts”…

      So hayaan mo kung ano yung mga pamumuna which is hindi naman bashing.
      We all love Maxine and we will support her of course.

      • the bashing comment is in general. not just in this post. People are looking kasi sa kulang niya but hindi nila napapansin yung laki ng improvement ni Max overall even her speaking skills.

      • the bashing comment is in general. people keep on focusing sa kulang ni Max rather than her improvements. She’s working on it.

  13. No doubt Ms Medina will give a sterling performance. I’m just worried if the political aspect will hinder our country in getting a back-to-back title.

  14. My opinion ONLY!

    Maxine’s English is 100% better than any Spanish speaking rep. This is the main reason why i believe the Latina reps always use Spanish. Anyone remember Miss Venezuela’s 2012 Irene Esser?

    I still believe if all of the other finalists in the top 5 are non English speakers, Maxine should answer in pure Tagalog.

    Why not?

    • Saluda, she is not fluent even in Tagalog.what she needs to do is make her answer simple sweet short and to the point. Someone has to teach her to let go, forget abt Grammar and diction and jus concentrate on the question.all she needs to do to make it into the top 5 and then 3 .. is to make sense.

      • I agree with Fabian. It’s the thought processing and the confidence that need working. Nonetheless Maxine can charm her way to the crown. But i don’t think hometown victory in a beauty pageant is a good idea.

      • honga! kita mo naman si ariska, nanalo kahit paulit ulit lang sagot nya na she will walk with Hillary together.. eh pano iyan ngayon? si trump mananalo.. babawiin ba corona niya? at ipatong na kay Nicole? lol

  15. Good morning from Manila.

    She said that modelling was easier because there are people to do make-up and hair and all. And now she has to do everything herself. She cannot say this. She may come across as a whiner.

    The Taglish – “Parang…Sobrang…Like…” – is IRRITATING. Mag-Tagalog ka na lang kung mas gamay mo ang wikang sarili.

    She was asked what “City” she would show or bring her co-candidates to. And she says “El Nido”, which is NOT a city. Did she not say that she was boning up on current events? But you cannot appreciate or expound on current events if you have no working background on basic geography and the lay of our land. Did she not say she was adventurous – beaches, mountains, nature? Then she should be well-traveled. Therefore she should know that a very popular tourist trap like El Nido is a town. She must have had Puerto Princesa City in mind. This is basic.

    She is excitable and is letting her nerves get the best of her. Pageantry is obviously not her thing – by her own admission, she really wanted to be a volleyball player. She says she likes challenges, but this challenge is obviously not her element.

    She finally gains composure towards the end of the interview. Weak start, strong finish.

    Q&A is hard precisely because it is not in her personality to talk. She is not a verbal person. She is not the type who reads or writes a lot probably. She is probably more physical than intellectual, more athlete than nerd.

    There is nothing that A&Q can do in the remaining month or so because she simply is not the right fit for the MU pageant, IF Q&A SMARTS WILL BE THE ULTIMATE CRITERION. IF SO, THEN MS. NICOLE CORDOVEZ WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE APPROPRIATE.

    HOWEVER, IF THE ULTIMATE CRITERION IS THE ACTIVE, OUTDOORS-Y, BUBBLY, ENERGETIC, and ADVENTUROUS girlfriend, then 4M is our woman.

    In other words, I think she will not win. She will make the Final Cut, however, because she is girly-pretty and friendly and down-to-earth and these traits will endear her to the fans.

    • That’s my pet peeve also, the socialite utterance of “Parahng… sobrahng”. As if full enunciation in Tagalog would diminish one’s stature. It’s not exclusive to 4M, but just as annoying. A few more months of training, so I’m still hopeful for a top 10 placement at least.

    • I wish I knew Nicole could pull off a pleasant enough look to justify a win. With good physique language proficiency and a girl next door type of personality , she could have a great Miss U rep.

      • @ Fabian – Nicole was my ultimate bet for MU but those in the “know” thought otherwise.

      • Cordovez was my MU bet from the start but then again everything happens for a reason. She’s now MGI first runner up!

  16. She looks classy sweet feminine and very down to earth . There is no shame in achieving a back to back as long as she has a decent showing in the Q&A.
    However , they will prob choose someone who is comfortable in public speaking . So my bet for now would be Australia on top and Maxine in the final 5

  17. I believe that Maxine will deliver. I agree, her training seems to be very discreet. I trust Jonas and the team of A&Q will do their very best. Aside from that, Maxine is such a stand out, her demure, class, and sweet aura definitely sets her apart from the other ladies. And that’s a good thing! also she may have a hard time speaking at times, but her mannerisms and the way she talks just draws you to her, she comes off very genuine. her beauty is also a stand out, her strong facial structure compliments her soft symmetrical beauty and she owns it! My only concern is there are a lot of strong candidates this year but may the best girl win! 🙏🏽

  18. I love Maxine. Performer naman sya pagdating sa stage. I think she is doing her job and I can she is dedicated and determined to do well. Greedy na maging back-to-back but if she wins I don’t have problem with that at all. I think having a home court advantage is both a blessing and a curse. Firstly, dami nyang pala kaya she will be motivated. Kaso hirap din ng pressure to deliver and live up to expectations. I’m sure her mentors are teaching her technique to focus on the crown and not get derailed by this pressure. Good luck 4M!

  19. Hindi ako super pressured mag b2b si Maxine. Tama si 4M masaya nako maka top 10 sya. If mag ala Ara sya at galingan nya once there – bonus nalang satin. Basta support lang. She’s tall, she has a good pasarela, nice body, feminine demeanor – if may sense naman sagot nya ok na rin sakin. Wag lang sya kalaban.

    Today nag post si Mama J ng meeting nila 12nn till 6pm. Parang di ko ma huli kung pagod sya or banas pero one thing is sure – pinuoukpok talaga nila si Max ng training

    • San pinost Lai? I only check is IG. I really think Maxine’s training are truly under wraps. Walang leak at all! Walang gaanong photoshoots na nilalabas pa. I think the pasabog will come in January especially during the competition where they will try to peak her just in time for the preliminaries. So excited!

      • 4M, go to mama J’s personal ig acct may photo si max sa kabisera nakaupo. Im using a tablet kaya di ko ma post dito.

    • agree ako sa yo laila. basta maging top 10 di na kahiyahiya yun. i mean i dont expect her fo wow us ala pia given her comm skils and thought process. wag lang masira record natin sa semi final streak

  20. While there is more to be desired on her Q & A and public speaking skills, I believe she will do and represent us well in the January 2017 edition of MU. If only we can veer away from the notion that speaking English is a must to win the crown, I’m still confident that she can win it based on her other great qualities that she possesses. She knows public speaking is her waterloo and she is doing her best working on it by staying up-to-date with current events/affairs. I still believe she has a fairly good chance of cracking the top 5, if not getting that back-to-back win, if you ask me. Don’t stop believing, Maxine. You can do it 🙂

  21. We need to petition to change the crowns. What are they waiting for? I want a crown that has the emblems of our flag the stars and the sun and maybe even the colors. It’s perfect coz blue is for Universe and red is for the World (even though it is a different franchise). LOL

    • Wag lang magpagawa ng crowns from cebu or ung mga crowns na nakikita natin sa mutya at kung anek anek pang pageant. Baka gabalde lang ang laki ng mga korona. Di na nagmukmukhang corona, parang part na lng ng costume. Cringing everytime i see those kind of crowns.grrrrr

    • I prefer a crown na medyo similar sa crown ng MU. Para kahit walang sash madali mo syang ma-identify na MUP sya.
      Same sa ibang titles. Like sa BbP International, kung maari yung crown may ribbon din. Hihihi

    • Pero sana last year pa nila ginawa yan noong b4 manalo si pia para sya ang una mag susuot ng new crown. Para may basbas ng swerte sa susunod na bbp universe. Since sya ang latest MU natin. Kahit hinde sure na mananalo si pia dapat pinalitan na talaga. Mas maganda ung time na b4 sya koronahan sa bbp universe eh napalitan na. Kung papalitan nila sana related sa real universe ang design ng crown. Bahala na sila mag isip basta pang universe ang peg ng crown. Lagyan ng planets lagyan ng kulay at mga stars sa paligid.

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