Stars cheer on PH's Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere
MANILA, Philippines – After a solid top 6 finish for the Philippines, local celebrities took to social media to cheer on the local bet Maxine Medina, while also congratulating the newly crowned Miss Universe, France's Iris Mittenaere, on her victory.
Some also posted nods to 2015 queen, Filipino Pia Wurtzbach, who took the crown in a stunning win last year.
Let's take a look at some of the tweets on social media:
Solenn Heussaff and Erwan Heussaff
Siblings and celebrities Solenn Heussaff and Erwan Heussaff both said on social media that one of Miss France's answers in the original French differed from the interpreter's version. Nevertheless, Solenn congratulated Miss France Iris Mittenaere on her win.
Mas maganda sagot ni miss France without the interpreter. So she won on her own. Not because of the translation.
Mas maganda sagot ni miss France without the interpreter. So she won on her own. Not because of the translation.— Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) January 30, 2017
Congrats miss France! And all the women . Winner silang lahat— Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) January 30, 2017
Erwan also posted his own translation of Iris' answer, which was about thinking she failed in her schooling, and not about a casting. Iris later said at a press conference that her answer was about school, but that she thought her interpreter was good.
Vice tweeted continuously throughout the show. Check out some of them:
Ganda ng chika ni Colombia about violence. Tumbok! But if you take the crown away from the Philippines there will be violence! Chozzz!!!— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) January 30, 2017
Congratulations France!!! #MissUniverse— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) January 30, 2017
Congratulations to the NEW Miss Universe from FRANCE Iris Mittenaere! Toutes mes Félicitations! #MissUniverse— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) January 30, 2017
Pageant mentor and authority Jonas Gaffud posted this heartfelt photo showing Pia Wurtzbach with Maxine.
We're proud of you Maxine!!! You made us proud!!!' Congratulations— Rajo Laurel (@rajolaurel) January 30, 2017
Congratulations FRANCE! #65thMissUniverse— Rajo Laurel (@rajolaurel) January 30, 2017
Rajo also posted this video of his reaction to one of the show announcements:
Belle, the daughter of previous winner Gloria Diaz, tweeted this:
Ogie Alcasid tweeted this:
We are proud of you #MaxineMedina— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) January 30, 2017
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa congratulated her good friend.
Congratulations @maxinemedina! You did well! We are proud of you.— Kylie (@KylieVerzosa) January 30, 2017
Former Miss Universe 1999 1st runner-up Miriam Quiambao also told Maxine she did well.
John Prats also congratulated Maxine, saying it was not easy to represent the country.
Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, and well done, Maxine! – Rappler.com
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