Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina has scored a first – both in her modeling and pageantry career. She is now the first Asian to grace the cover of high-end Xpedition Middle East Magazine. Her beauty blazes on the cover of the latest issue wearing a divine creation by Designer Frederick Peralta and photographed by Raymond Saldana.
Here is the Press Release courtesy of my good friend Editor in Chief Josh Mangila:
MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES 2016 MAXINE MEDINA STUNS AS THE FIRST ASIAN COVER OF INTERNATIONAL LUXURY TRAVEL AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE – XPEDITION MIDDLE EAST
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. December 28, 2016 – XPEDITION Middle East magazine, the Middle East’s only home-grown luxury travel and lifestyle magazine targeted to affluent Emiratis, Expats and Arabs in the region with more than 12,000 VVIP subscribers circulated in all leading 5 star hotels, fine dining restaurants, tourism board offices, high-end travel agencies, first class and business class lounges, airlines and selected Sheikh’s offices in the Middle East, in some parts of Asia, Europe and America has announced today Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Philippines 2016, as the cover of the magazine’s January 2017 issue.
The magazine’s 4th issue will talk about ‘The Royalties of Travelling’ – an issue dedicated to royal lifestyle, high-end travel experiences, fashion and travel photography and inspirational travel stories from the affluent society.
Co-founder and multi-awarded Editor-in-Chief Josh Mangila said, “Maxine Medina is the epitome of an empowered woman – despite the pressure and challenges of being a beauty queen and being a role model to many girls all over the Philippines and the world, she still handle herself with grace and elegance strengthened by her classy and authentic oriental charm – a true representation of luxury Philippines. This issue is also a tribute to my homeland the Philippines as we featured the other side of the Philippines – the luxury side of the island. I had a pleasure to work with a great team led by ace photographer Raymond Saldana and his team. We shot the editorial at one of the newest luxury property in the heart of the city, Nobu Hotel.”
“In the Middle East, Philippines is not seen as a luxury destination and I want to change that perspective by showing them the glamorous side of the country filled with enchanting beauty and grandiosity. We want to continuously erase the stereotypes and racism that Filipinos may have faced in the past. This issue is a game-changer as it will open new altitude for our readers about the Philippines and eventually encourage more affluent Middle Eastern travellers to visit and invest in the Philippines.” Added Josh Mangila, who was recently awarded by the M. European Tourism as the Most Influential Travel Journalist of 2016.
Maxine Medina commented on why does she want to promote the tourism in the Philippines, “Being able to promote and represent the country in the global arena is a privilege to showcase what the Philippines has to offer. I want everyone to know how rich the Filipino culture is. To be able to promote the Philippines gives me the opportunity to show the beauty of our country and our people. I would like to tell everyone about our unique Filipino values. To be raised and born as a Filipina is something that I will always be proud of and I will never trade places with anyone because growing up in my own country has taught me to be strong, responsible and God-loving.”
On Maxine’s editorial feature, the magazine will also showcase the designs and dresses of internationally renowned Filipino designers such as Frederick Peralta, Francis Libiran, Albert Andrada, Edwin Tan, Pepsi Herrera and Ivarlusi Aserol .
Along with this issue are exclusive interviews with royalties such as the Royal Princess of the Emirates of Sharjah, Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi, the CEO from Harvard Business School Marie-Pier St. Hilaire and the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Also included is the extravagant photo shoot in Morocco by top Filipino lensman Raymond Saldana. It also contains travel tips for a unique European Escapade, guides while you are in Orange County California, most luxurious staycations in the United Arab Emirates and other destinations such as London, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tokyo, Venice and a lot more.
The ‘Royalties of Traveling’ issue is currently available for pre-order both in print and online. Printed copies will soon be available for subscription. For inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com
Caption: XPEDITION MIDDLE EAST Promotional Cover
Caption: EIC Josh Mangila and Maxine Medina
Link to high resolution images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxmiDfBsrpQheWgtX19fYURzX0E
About XPEDITION MIDDLE EAST Magazine
The magazine is targeted to affluent Emiratis, Expats and Arabs in the region with more than 12,000 VVIP subscribers plus 15,000 copies quarterly that will circulate to 5 star hotels, fine dining, tourism boards, high-end travel agencies, first class and business class lounges, airlines and selected Sheikh’s offices in the Middle East, in some parts of Asia, Europe and America.
ABOUT OUR STYLE: XPEDITION Middle East focuses not only on magnificent destinations but most importantly — on the core values and inspirational stories of travelling. Featuring the most wondrous and most sensational journeys in the world through a highly entertaining editorial mix that includes inspirational personality profiles, glamorous parties, opulent destinations, upscale hotels, fine dining, luxury cars, superb travel accessories, airline reviews and other authoritative articles that span the gamut of luxury travel. Penned and crafted by globally recognised editors and celebrity contributors and inspired by true to life travel and lifestyle stories of the most influential CEO’s GM’s and VVIP’s in the region, the savoir-faire of XPEDITION is climaxed by avant-garde and award-winning designs and photographs.
ABOUT OUR READERS: XPEDITION Middle East’s readers and subscribers make up the upper echelons of Middle East society. They are highly discerning and accustomed to the very best in life. They are constantly on the qui vive for new and exciting luxury travel destinations and are seriously big spenders. We currently have 12,000 subscribers – 60% are VVIP members of the elite clubs mainly composed of Emiratis, Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis. They are the most frequent travellers and are likely to travel 2-3 x a month, both locally and internationally. They attend regular business meetings and international fairs and have a passion for the latest buzz in the elite society, the top notch hotels, branded fashion collections, state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated products.
ABOUT YOU: Do you want to be a perpetual part of the first and only homegrown Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Magazine that originated from UAE? Do you want your brand to be continuously hawking through our circulation, be endlessly soaring with our style and be incessantly loved by our readers? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Josh Mangila
Josh Jr Mangila was born and raised in Cavite, Philippines. He came to Dubai, UAE with his sister in 2007. From 2008, he started doing freelance writing for different magazines. In 2010, he became junior editor and contributing editor for Travel Trendz International and Prestige Magazine. In 2012, he got accepted to World Media Academy, the only media school in Dubai that is accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre For Journalist) through a scholarship and awarded as ‘Most Dedicated Journalist of the Year’. In 2014, he became the Features Editor for En Route Middle East and at the same year he landed the role of Managing Editor of XPEDITION Middle East and was promoted as Editor in Chief last November 2015.
He was recently awarded as the 2016 Media Personality of The Year by Dubai-based Filipino weekly newspaper ‘The Filipino Times’ for his tremendous influence and contribution to the media industry in the UAE and GCC region.
Josh is also a resident DJ and travel guru at UAE’s leading radio station Arabian Radio Network where he co-hosts the radio program ‘Trip Mo, Trip Ko’ in the most popular radio station dedicated to Filipino community TAG 91.1 airing every Wednesday.
Josh was also the official brand ambassador of popular global coffee chain Costa Coffee at Business Central Towers branch. Also, he was recently named as the official Slovenia-Middle East Squad member along with influential journalists from the UAE with an aim to promote Slovenia as a tourist destination.
Josh has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook: Josh_Mangila_XPEDITION and he have travelled to more than 40 countries and 65 cities.
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