Maxine and Miss Universe New Zealand Tania Dawson bravely swam with the sharks in Oslob (Photo credit: Sergei Tokmakov)
Cebu-based Russian photographer Sergei Tokmakov and members of the Philippine Army
It was a controversial activity alright – the swimming with whale sharks (or butandings) that actually involved an underwater photoshoot of Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina and Miss Universe New Zealand Tania Dawson as taken by Cebu-based Russian photographer Sergei Tokmakov. But before we actually slam the ladies themselves, it was something coordinated with the Municipality of Oslob and the Department of Tourism in the first place. It’s a pity that the high-profile ladies are being targetted for something that they were asked to attend based on the schedules during the promotional tour of the 65th Miss Universe kick-off event earlier this month.
Anyways, Maxine was joined by Tania Dawson of New Zealand, Chalita Suansane of Thailand, Dang Thi Le Hang of Vietnam and Li Zhenying of China. Below are some photos from the Oslob visit as taken by Sergei Tokmakov as well.
Maxine went to Oslob with the reps of Thailand, China, Vietnam and New Zealand
Maxine between Tanya of New Zealand and Le Hang of Vietnam. Gov Chavit Singson and Usec Kat de Castro are seated behind them
Chalita of Thailand and Le Hang of Vietnam
Tanya and Chalita during their arrival in Oslob
Below is a video of the same, with security provided by the Army 3rd Infantry Division plus a SWAT Team.
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