79 comments on “Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina | January 13 Check-In

  1. Wait. akala ko talaga Okada ang official residence nila. anyare? o sponsor lang sila? haha sana may makasagot haha!

      • Ohh i see. thank you! Medyo kasi na confuse ako that the delegates are being sundo by Okada shuttle services pero Conrad ang residence as well as the events. akala ko kasi okada halos lahat. hehe

  2. Anong masasabi nyo na huwag mag ala Alfredo Barraza ang peg ng mga Filipino designer hihihi,
    Sayang ang pera at exposure ng negosyo at pagkakataon na ng mga Pinoy designers na makilala ang mga obra nila kapag suot na ng ibang foreign candidates ang mga magagandang obrang damit na gawang Pilipinas hihihi
    Grabe din ang bashing kay Ariela noon about her communication skill kaya siguro mas mabuti na lang na pagsasampalin ang mga pinoy bashers or pagbabarilin na lang ang mga bunganga ng mga itits para matauhan na at nakakahiya din yung mga pinagsasabi ng mga pinoy sa pagbabash sa ibang candidates at halatang mga bobo at mga dugyot ang karamihang pinoy bashers sa ibang candidates hihihi Charot Santos lang 🙂

      • Ariella is one of my fave beauty queens! Grabe lalo na sa BBP! grabe I love her determination at kahit todo bash sakanya noon, dedma si bakla! Mas maganda siya ngayon. iba ang glow niya! gustong gusto ko ung pagka bubbly niya! I believe she could’ve done better sa MU if hindi gahol sa oras at ang gown.. pero at least may exposure pa rin siya now!

  3. in terms if welcoming all the candidates. dapat kahapon pa lang nag start na sila i check in si max so mas ma wewelcome nya ang mga candidate from airport or sa conrad na sya mag welcome abang abang sya don sa pag dating ng candidate. bakit isiningit pa ang interview? sino nag interview sa kanya? dame na nya interview aabalahin pa kung kailan start na ng arrivals ng mga candidate.

    • Ewan…dapat yan mga interviews na yan itigil muna. Ano pa ba pag-uusapan? Focus sa competition and bond with the girls.

      • Trut tigilan na ang mga interview!!! Busalan muna ang bibig ni bakla! Yan ang ikakatalo nya. Ano masasabi nyo kay Maxine, mganda siya, ok ba sa Q&A at interview, maganda siya

    • Geoff it isn’t Maxine’s responsibilities to “welcome” the other girls. While she is the host country, she shouldn’t feel the pressure to be in host mode all the time. What she needs is to be able to help out girls when they go touring as far as food, culture and language translation.

  4. O Ayan, libre naman pala ang serbisyo ni Mommy Leo sa Miss Phils. candidate kung pinili nyo sana syang gagawa ng EG.
    Huwag nyo naman gawan ng kasalanan c Mommy Leo dahil kayo naman pala ang dapat sisihin dahil di nyo pinili si Mommy Leo hihihi 🙂

    • Heto pala ‘yung interview ng TV5 kina Madam SMA, Albert Andrada, and Leo Almodal. Edited pala ang mga interviews, kaya lumalabas na parang against sina Mr. Andrada and Madam SMA sa idea na mag-dress ang mga Filipino designers ng foreign candidates. I am sure Mr. Andrada has nothing against co-Filipino designers dressing up foreign candidates. Baka ang tanong sa kanya ng interviewee (MJ Marfori?) ay ganito: “Would you also dress up foreign candidates if you were already picked to dress up our Philippine rep?” Kaya ganun ang sagot ni Mr. Andrada.

      Well, I am loving Madam SMA now. Bumawi s’ya when she said that there are a lot of fantastic Filipino designers. ‘Yun na.

  5. She’s gorgeous in red but I would love to see her wearing a white gown in MU. She looks so stunning and regal in white! And I know Maxine is fully prepared for battle but there are too many girls I’d say her equal or greater in terms of beauty and physique. I’ll admit I’m also a fan of Colombia and Turkey but my heart goes to Max.

    • I know! White and/or silver gown! But red looks good on her. the one she’s wearing sa photoshoot niya sa City of Dreams!

  6. The national costume show is cancelled. To be honest sobrang hectic ang schedule ng mga hitad. Baka magkasakit ang iba dyan kakabiyahe. I hope they give the girls a rest day at least.

  7. Guys, read! kaya pala late magcheck in si ateng..

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    Jonas Gaffud aiming for Top 3 finish for Maxine Medina in Miss Universe

    Jonas Gaffud on Maxine Medina’s chances in Miss Universe 2016: “Kung matapat sa kanya yung tanong na masasagot niya nang maayos, e, di okay. Pero kasi, beauty-wise, performance-wise, alam kong pasok na pasok na siya.”

    Nagbigay ng update si Jonas Gaffud, Mercator president at mentor-manager ng mga sikat na Pinay beauty queens, tungkol sa kasalukuyang kalagayan at nararamdaman ng representative ng Pilipinas sa Miss Universe 2016 na si Maxine Medina.

    Nagkita raw kasi sila ni Maxine kagabi, January 11.

    Kuwento ni Jonas sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Okay naman siya.

    “Medyo na-stress lang siya nang konti kasi ang dami pang last minute na mga kailangang ihabol.

    “Like, may mga gusto pa kaming ayusin na mga wardrobe.

    “And then, may interview pa kasi siya sa ABS-CBN today, and may interview pa siya sa Miss Universe.

    “So, bukas [January 13] pa siya magtse-check in sa Conrad Hotel.”

    Si Jonas ang mentor ng Miss Universe winners na sina Pia Wurtzbach (titleholder, 2015); Janine Tugonon (first runner-up, 2012); Ariella Arida (third runner-up, 2013); Shamcey Supsup (third runner-up, 2011); at Venus Raj (fourth runner-up, 2010).

    Nakausap ng PEP si Jonas nang maimbitahan siya upang saksihan ang press conference at contract signing para sa partnership ng Miss Universe Organization, Solar Entertainment, PLDT, Smart Communications, at TV5 para sa Miss Universe 2016.

    Ginanap ang presscon kaninang umaga, January 12, sa PLDT office sa Ramon Cojuangco Building, Makati Avenue, Makati City.

    MAXINE IS READY. Sa tingin ba ni Jonas, handang-handa na si Maxine na sumabak sa Miss Universe 2016?

    Tugon niya, “Oo, reading-ready na iyon.

    “I mean, kung matapat sa kanya yung tanong na masasagot niya nang maayos, e, di okay.

    “Pero kasi, beauty-wise, performance-wise, alam kong pasok na pasok na siya.”

    Nakita na niya ang iba pang mga kandidata, ano sa tingin niya ang chances ni Maxine?

    “Well, I’m aiming for the top three. Gusto kong makapasok sa top three si Maxine.

    “And then, from there, bahala na. Siyempre, positive dapat tayo,” sabi ni Jonas.

    Ano ang ibinigay niyang advice kay Maxine?

    “Well, sinabi ko na ito sa kanya, na huwag na niyang isipin yung pressure ng back-to-back win [after Pia].

    “I-enjoy niya yung host delegate siya.

    “Every day i-welcome niya yung mga girls, ganyan, para in the event na manalo siya, e, di lahat gusto nila siya. Kasi nga, mabait siya.”

    SOURCE: pep.ph

    • I feel for Maxine. I don’t think she wants to be on the spotlight given her laid back personality. Now she has two main tasks: be a good host and also win for the country. Those two do not really complement each other. It’s hard to play host while you are trying to put your best game forward. I just hope that she’s able to handle the pressure of juggling both.

      • I know. and ang mapapaisip ka, bakit ang daming pahabol. ang dami nilang time noon, haaay! I hope she gets some rest for the pre pageant activities! baka mahaggard ang ate natin!

    • Tingnan nyo si Mama Judas na mismo hindi umaasa na mananalo si Maxine!!! Ang pag-asa lang talaga ay kung matapat sa kanya ang tanong na nirehearse at minemorize nya! Kaloka!

      • Tingnan nyo si Mama Judas na mismo hindi umaasa na mananalo si Maxine!!! Ang pag-asa lang talaga ay kung matapat sa kanya ang tanong na nirehearse at minemorize nya! Kaloks!

        Hindi ko napansin na may nirehearse at minemorize si Maxine. Ang tsismis nga naman nililigawan palang eh nanganak na!

        richmond may sayad

  8. This is one of the best – if not the best photo of her. the gown is perfect! ang hot niya lalo jusko!

    Napaisip na lang talaga ako bakit sa lahat ng tao, siya pa ang last magche-check in. well i think naman hindi pa grand entrance ito. baka may inaayos pa sila or what. and besides, hindi naman siya nag decide ng sched niya. so tignan na lang natin.

    nakakaloka ang videos ni colombia na nasa airport. may parampa rampa pa si bakla!! hahaha pero what happened to her beauty. gusto ko siya noon, nung nanalo kasi ung ganda niya iba e. ngayon mukhang naparami ang pagawa.

    nahawig na siya kay Ms. Universe Japan 2015 – wait, hindi to lait or what ha. parang ganun lang yung arrive niya saken.

  9. Ito ang mga gusto ko makita sa semis:

    Brazil

    Philippines

    Barbados

    Curacao

    Jamaica

    Turkey

    Slovak Republic

    Great Britain

    Germany

    France

    Australia

    Netherlands

    Belgium

    Israel

    Italy

  10. This dramatic entrance and last day check in is not a good idea. It screams attention seeking and wannabe popular. She is the host country so she should have been there already to welcome and bond with the contestants. Remember Migbellis Castellanos last day arrival diva antics in Florida? She failed to bond early with the other contestants. Tell that damn sister of Maxine to also stop the fanfare for her check in. The Philippines is already the host. Why do you need more attention?

    • Not good enough. Lalamunin ito ng natl costumes ng TH, ID, SG at VN pa lang. Pano pag tumabi sa Latinas? The color is it’s lone saving grace.

    • Tired of ternos quite honestly. And don’t forget the pose at the end of holding the sleeve. Please, we have such a diverse and rich culture and every year it’s terno dress we can think of?

      • Buti na lang si Maxine ang mag susuot nyan kung iba naku baka pagbabatuhin yan ng tubig hahahahahaha

    • wala na bang ibang maisip na natcos natin? sana magresearch naman sila. Ang daming native na kasuotan sa northern at southern most provinces na pwede ipanlaban. nakakaumay na ang ganyang terno.

  11. gusto ko makakita na back to back win para sa pinas in my lifetime. sa tingin ko, there’s still room for improvement sa convincing power when Ms Medina speaks. Nakukulangan ako kung ikukumpara sa pagsasalita ni Pia W. Marami pang oras to study this. Beauty and body wise, she absolutely has the MU factor.

  12. OH MY GAD ANG GANDA NI MAXINE AND I SAW HER INTERVIEW WITH TITO BOY, I LOVE THE PERSOALITY AND THE CONFIDENCE NA HINDI MAYABANG. CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL SI ATE. MAY LABAN TALAGA TAYO FOR BACK TO BACK. MAXINE IS MY FAVORITE GIRL IN THE COMPETITION LOVE HER !!!!

  13. With all the publicity that is going on, I wonder Kung nagninilaynilay si Tandang Hulya sa kalapastanganang ginawa niya. Echapuera Ang pageant Niya ngayon. Ganito din kaya Ang ingay pag ginawa dun SA kapitbahay later this year?

    • merong ME, MW, MGlobal, Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Republic of the Philippines, at puede syang iappoint na lang sa iba pang minor international pageant hihihi
      Hello to Lauren, yong hairstylist ni Queen Pia during MU2015 Competition 🙂

  14. Max is definitely ready and all set to conquer “The Universe” ! I just love her gown and styling here. Perfectly fits and suits her very well ! Go Maxine – show and prove them that you got what it takes to be the next Miss Universe 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. I’m loving her in this red gown! Who needs bling in your gown when you have this beautiful face to look at? Mesmerizing Maxine – you don’t need perfect English when her charms can make you fall for her. After all Olivia Culpo won over Janine not because she is smarter but she is definitely a Miss Universe. Back to back win for Maxine please God let it be her destiny for the Philippines. #4M4MU

  16. Share ko lang..

    Si Maxine pala ang nagpumilit na si Rhett Eala ang magdesign for her at MU… Why Maxine why?!! Wala ka na bang kilalang ibang designer?!!! I have nothing against Rhett Eala… Mukha lang talagang RTW mga designs nya… Yun ang peg nya e.. in short, hindi pang pageant!

    Naku, humanda na kayo…. dahil hinahanda ko na sarili ko… . Naku si Leo pa… Sa asar lang nya sa BPCI e sigurado gagandahan nya talaga ang gowns ng kalaban…. Magmumukhang basahan ang gown ni Maxine sa tabi ng mga gown ni Leo! Haaaayssss! 😦 I hope and pray that I’m wrong.

    • Don’t be too nega. Mommy Leo is being paid to make gowns. After all, Rhett was the designer of her gown during BbP. So I’m going to just wait and see what kind of creation she has for her. My only question is whether she is wearing different gowns for prelims and finals.

      • Different gowns SUPPOSE TO BE. Dami daw ginawang gowns si Rhett para sure na may pumasa sa BPCI. Depende nalang kung ilan ang papasa… yun lang. Sira na ang pangarap ko makakita ng best national costume tayo sa MU.

      • Closer2Fame, National Costume isn’t really a criteria to get into Semis so I couldn’t care less about it as long as the costume is well made and actually something we can be proud of. Rhett created several gowns/dresses for Maxine for the other events. Remember there is the Governors Ball and Gift Auction to name a few that they need to attend formally as contestants so several gowns are necessary. Add the competition gowns then we are talking 4-5 different gowns to be designed and created. If Rhett is not being paid to make these gowns then we should appreciate that though of doing everything for the Philippines.

      • Alam ko naman na makakapasok sa Semis si Maxene and the National Costume is not part of the criteria… I just find Rhett’s gowns too basic… Gusto ko lang ng flawless performance para kung hindi man sya kasing galing ni Pia sa Q&A e madaan nalang sa ganda… Baka maungusan pa sya ni Santolan.

    • The BbP hown na ang ganda sa harap tapos biglang may malaking bow sa likod. Lol!
      Hope he designed a simple and elegant gown for 4M.

      As for the NC, I’m fine with it. But I am also tired of seeing ternos. I really like the one worn by Charlene in MU94. And also the one worn by Maricar Balagtas in MU04.

      All the best 4M. Conquer the Universe.

  17. Until few weeks back, I thought Max can’t win BUT oh boy with her transformation I think back to back is within reach. So Philippines for b2b win!

  18. Make sure lang na walang cockroaches ha saka yung children charity nya!!!! Sabi ko na, sesemplang si bakla! Wag ng ipilit ang boba ay boba talaga!

    • HUWAW! Hiyang-hiya naman daw siya sayo! Eh kung matalinao ka pala eh di sana ikaw na lumaban?! Eh wala eh hindi ka naman maganda so hindi na ka rin mananalo.

      😂😂😂

      • EP, ‘wag mo na po s’yang pansinin. Under medication pa s’ya. We will understand her/him/it. Char!

    • Hoy mga baklang hampaslupa!!! Gising gising sa truth!!! npanood nyo naman siguro yung videos ng send off niya. Di ba kayo nahiya! Nakakaloka kaya ang pinagkukuda niya!

      • Pinasasabi ni Maxine sa iyo, hiyang hiya din daw sya sa mga pinagkukukuda mo. Pinasasabi din ni Maxime na Mas hampaslupa ka din daw. Hahahahahaha!

      • Naku, Richmond! Ganyang ganyan Ang statement ni Miss Caps lock Nung time ni Kylie kaya nung nanalo si Kylie, pinagtulungan Ang baklush!

      • i feel no pressure kay max. hinde ako gaano stress sa kanya. pero mas ma iistresss ako sa mga katulad mo!!! sa mga bashers. If si maxine nagkakamali sa pag ingles. You idiot crab pinoys may mali din kayo!!!! maling mali ang ina attitude nyo kay max. do u think yan ba ang dapat nyong gawin sa ganitong situation ni max? makakatulong ba yan? kahit magaling sa pag ingles ang isang tao may chance na nagkakamali din din sila. no one is perfect. kung disappointed kayo sa com skills nya. quiet nalang and still support her. kayo din ang nagiging masama sa pinag uugali nyo at pinagsasabi nyong hinde maganda towards her. nilalait nyo na bobita. kasamaan ba ang pagiging bobita? anu namang ikinabuti nyo sa ganyang attitude nyo mga bes???
        If maxine disappointed you in terms of comm skills. pwede bang suportahan pa rin natin sya? wag tayong masyadong nega. nagkaganto kayo since pia raised the bar high. yeah. pero wag naman kayo umover.its not a valid reason para i down si max sa com skills nya. if your not satisfied then support her still. pray for her and still cheer for her loudly live on moa or in your house. Diba ang semifinalist sa performance nang gagaling. they did everything to make her final look good and her performance screams moa and audiences. so dapat may support pa rin tayo dyan. i set aside nalang muna ang Q&A. be positive still and everything will be good if she enters top 5. believe that she will make it until the top 3. She can do it if feel nya ang presence ng support ng mga kababayan nya. So if you really want her to win. Stop hating and bashing. instead. Support her. Give her strengths to boost her confidence. Para lagi sya happy at hinde sya mataranta or ma stress. Mas makakatulong yan kaysa mag asal perperkto.

    • Kelang ba nagging quiz bee and Miss Universe at isasalang mo ang pinakamatalino? Kung si Janine nga bibong bibo ang sagot tapos 1st runner up lang eh san napunta ang smarts nya? Ayun 1st runner up kahit sobrang ganda ng sagot. Vaks chill ka lang.

      • Kung si Janine nung una pa lang nagpakangkang na kay Trump wagi sana siya! Kaso pakeme eklat pa nun, sa pagpopokpok din pala mauuwi ngayon.

    • To Richmond, among all others — you and the kind of mentality that you possess, are the very reason why the Philippines can’t and won’t progress as a country.

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