Here now are Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and commercial model Kelly Misa in their shoot for the Imprint book of Creations by Lourd Ramos.
Creative Director: Raymund Seranillo, Photographer: Louie Faundo, Stylist: Nio Manzano, HMUA Lourd Ramos Creations Team
Below are their individual layouts:
One more 120th Philippine Independence Day-inspired post: Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina wearing a Hap Dende | Geronie Labora Mascota de Zamboanga garb for Team Basilan Steel in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Opening Day at the Araneta Coliseum.
How does the Maria Clara-inspired creation strike you?
Maxine on the set of the movie
I don’t normally blog about movies, but this one is pageant-related in a way so here goes…
On November 1, please support Miss Universe Philippines 2016 and 65th Miss Universe Top 6 Finisher Maxine Medina in the movie Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted. She stars alongside Benjamin Alves, Cristine Reyes, Daniel Matsunaga, Ashley Ortega and more.
Like the FB page of the movie here: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritOfTheGlass2/
Watch the trailer now:
courtesy of OctoArts Films
When Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina finally crowned her successor last April 30, it’s like a big responsibility was taken off her shoulders. True, she still has close to six more months to serve as a Bb. Pilipinas titleholder. But at this point, Rachel Peters is slowly growing into her niche and will take full command of the title till the next edition of the nationals.
I’d really like to see Maxine propel some needed normalcy back to her hectic life. You should have seen the pressure she went through as the host delegate during the 65th Miss Universe. There was even a point when she could no longer be reached by family members because of the endless commitments and deadly schedule she was required to meet in almost clockwork precision.
So back to this feature, I’m glad to see a more relaxed version of Maxine now. Just like in the video below where she did a pageant makeup tutorial for Preview Magazine. Watch now.
courtesy of Preview Ph
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAXINE!
Maxine during her farewell walk as Miss Universe Philippines 2016
Today is Maxine’s birthday!
Albert Kurniawan defines sexy Maxine Medina in this new look
While I do not consider myself an expert when it comes to assessing the applied make-up and finished look of a beauty queen, I know that Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina is registering several notches better in the photos uploaded in this post. Albert Kurniawan defines her brand of sexiness by using a softer color palette. This brings out the natural contour of her face more fluidly. Her lips are also sporting a paler shade that will definitely make people sit up and take notice, instead of hues that could be teetering on clownish for some.
Overall, I am really liking the soft glow of her skin now.
Your thoughts, dear readers? 🙂
How are you liking her here, dear readers?
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina made up by Albert Kurniawan
In only a month and a half from now, the 65th Miss Universe will commence in Manila. And you expect the host delegate – Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina – to look at her best. Above is a quick shot of our Queen after her make-up session with Albert Kurniawan. Are you liking the look? As for her latest photoshoot with Raymond Saldaña (photo below), her look is also winning in my opinion.
The Universe is waiting for Miss Philippines. And she is ready to face the mission with a fresh face and a winning smile.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Maxine during her photoshoot with Raymond Saldaña together with Gines Enriquez Of BPCI
By the way, don’t forget to watch ABS-CBN’s “Magandang Buhay” at 8:00am later to see Maxine get the surprise of her life in the show.
Watch the show at 8:00am later!
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina on CNN Philippines’ The Source
Maxine with host Pinky Webb
To say that Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina is pressured right now would be an understatement. After best friend Nicole Cordoves got 1st Runner-Up during Miss Grand International 2016 and close pal Kylie Verzosa snatching the country’s 6th Miss International crown in Tokyo, the heat is on. And boy, is she really feeling the weight on her shoulders.
But trust our host delegate for The 65th Miss Universe Pageant to settle down her nerves just as easily. Her smile may tell you that going for a back-to-back is something that she will tackle with ease and precision, but deep within, the firm determination keeps getting stronger everyday. If the successes of her Bb. Pilipinas sisters are not enough to motivate her, then the loving support of her fans and followers plus the entire nation should keep her on the right track.
Watch her interview on “The Source” of CNN Philippines with host Pinky Webb and tell me your thoughts after.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina
By now, everyone online has been informed of the news that the different National Directors have already received letters from the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) that the 65th edition of the pageant will definitely be held in the Philippines on the morning of January 30, 2017 (or January 29 primetime in the US to be telecast on the Fox Network
). While I am patiently waiting for the official announcement from Paula Shugart and Jonas Gaffud about the hosting, the confirmation of the different NDs can never be denied even if pre-emptive in nature. So this only means that, indeed, your blogger will witness a 3rd Miss Universe pageant on Philippine soil.
And our bet, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina knew about these developments all along as she is moving along the ticking of the clock and preparing herself for the Most Beautiful Event. As the host delegate, she is ready to welcome everyone with open arms and a ready smile. The task will be heavier but extremely rewarding. Because if that won’t be enough, she is faced with the back-to-back mission to begin with.
Still, let us wait for the official announcement which will be coming very soon, like somewhere around today, November 3? 😀
Waiting for the Official Announcement from MUO
In the meantime, let us watch the video of Maxine for Jewelmer that was entirely shot in Tokyo, Japan.
courtesy of Francisco Guerrero
Maxine Medina for Jewelmer Joaillerie Japan
Yes. There is another Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queen in Tokyo, Japan aside from Kylie Verzosa who is competing for the country’s 6th Miss International crown.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina is also enjoying the pleasures of the Land of the Rising Sun as special guest and endorser of Jewelmer Joaillerie Japan which opened its shop in Mitsukoshi, Ginza earlier today.
Our bet for the 65th edition of Miss Universe loves Japan so much that she is treating the trip as an adventure workcation that allowed her to enjoy the good tourist life in the Japanese capital before plunging into the business of taking part in the said opening (where the Miss International 2016 candidates dropped by as well).
Maxine’s photos in Tokyo below made me miss the place even more. How I wish I can enjoy the food, the bullet trains and onsens once again. 😉
Maxine upon arrival in Tokyo
Maxine in her latest Raymond Saldaña capture
Here are the credits first:
Miss Universe Philippines 2016
Raymond Saldaña Photography
HMUA : Jp Surco of David’s Salon
Styled by : Patrick Henry
Designer : Charles Kenneth Anito
After Jennifer Hammond, Nicole Cordoves and Kylie Verzosa, can Maxine Medina be far behind? Not at all! Our Miss Universe Philippines 2016 is tantalizingly chic in this latest photo capture from the steady and reliable hands of photographer Raymond Saldaña. And isn’t she just so gorgeous here?
Wearing a Charles Kenneth Anito creation, Maxine exudes supreme beauty that will never go unnoticed. And you know that being host delegate for the next Miss Universe edition has its share of pluses and pressures. But I trust our bet to just compete with herself, more than getting sidetracked by the strong competition.
Keep it up, my dear Maxine! 🙂