Philippines’ Maxine Medina Shines at Miss Universe Preliminaries

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Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina in her swimsuit and long gown during the preliminaries of the 65th Miss Universe competition. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News, Courtesy of Solar, LCS, MUO

Manila – Gorgeous and confident, Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina shines as she paraded with her stunning swimsuit and evening gown on Thursday at the preliminary rounds of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant.

At her prime, aiming for the crown, 26 year old Maxine sure knows how to work her ways around the stage of the Mall of Asia Arena.

Crowds cheered as she walks the stage with her emerald evening gown designed by Rhett Eala. Despite being criticized over her alleged poor english skills, many Filipinos still support her, making her a hot topic trending on Twitter.

The top 12 candidates of the 65th Miss Universe Competition will be determined partially by public votes. 
People can cast their votes at the Miss Universe official website. Results will be announced on Monday, January 30th at 8:00 am (Manila Time).

Some local television outlets will air the most awaited pageant, live on Monday.