Maxine Medina - updates

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IN PHOTOS: Beauty queens at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Gloria Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina, Kylie Verzosa, and more attend the ball

Maxine Medina faces backlash for being part of MEGA Magazine’s equality campaign

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:41 PM

People note that Maxine had spoken against transwomen joining pageants in the past

MAXINE MEDINA. The beauty queen faces backlash for appearing in a MEGA Magazine campaign about equality. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Beauty queens at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Maxine Medina, and Catriona Gray are among those who came to the big event

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

12 Bb Pilipinas titleholders who entered showbiz

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

These beauty queens have dipped themselves into the world of show business

PH stars call on fans to support Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Maine Mendoza, and more call on their fans to tweet and vote for Rachel

‘Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted’ review: Death by jibber-jabber

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The only thing really scary about 'Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted' is the amount of babble one has to endure to get anything out of the film

Maxine Medina looks forward to more acting projects, but not sexy roles

Oct 29, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Maxine stars in her first movie, 'Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted,' directed by Jose Javier Reyes

PH stars celebrate Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Pia Wurtzbach Katarina Rodriguez Aiza Seguerra and other celebrities share messages of faith hope and courage

Maxine Medina on the pressures of being Miss Universe host delegate

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:19 PM

Maxine speaks up on the possibility of the Philippines hosting the Miss Universe pageant again

READ: Maxine Medina's farewell speech, message to successor

May 01, 2017 - 3:05 AM

Here s Maxine Medina s final speech as Miss Universe Philippines 2016

What's next for the 2016 Bb Pilipinas queens?

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The 2016 queens look back at their reign and let us know their future plans

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2017 Parade of Beauties

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:03 PM

See the 40 candidates in a motorcade a week before coronation night

Rhett Eala on designing Maxine Medina's Miss Universe gowns

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Designer Rhett Eala shares the excitement and the challenge of dressing up Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina during the competition

Women 'take over' the House of Representatives

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED Female lawmakers take the lead during the House session on Monday March 6 as the world celebrates International Women s Month

WOMEN RULE. Miss Universe 2016 Maxine Medina pose with female lawmakers during the session on March 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate s refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. NCCA Chair Virgilio Almario speaks out against Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina's choice to answer in English during the finals. File photo shows Maxine being announced by host Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

#PugadBaboy: No Interpreter Needed

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM

After Miss Universe, praise and notes for PH bet Maxine Medina

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Former Miss Universe queens Leila Lopes Margie Moran Gloria Diaz and pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud weigh in on Maxine Medina s Top 6 finish

MISS PHILIPPINES. Maxine Medina finishes in the Top 6 at Miss Universe 2016. Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

Maxine Medina on Miss Universe 2016 journey: 'I gave and offered my best'

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:36 PM

I know that I am capable and I rose from the challenges that I ve been through Most importantly I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I can Maxine says

Charlene Gonzalez congratulates Maxine Medina after Miss Universe pageant

Jan 31, 2017 - 5:49 PM

I commend you Maxine for being a strong woman and for pushing forward despite the pressure and challenges being thrown your way says Charlene who represented the Philippines in 1994

Jee Ick Joo case, Wurtzbach on Medina, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:07 AM

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Pia Wurtzbach on Maxine Medina: 'I'm very proud of her'

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Pia Wurtzbach talks about Miss Philippines Maxine Medina s Miss Universe 2016 performance

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo, war on drugs, Miss Universe | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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IN PHOTOS: PH's Maxine Medina at Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

See photos of Maxine at the big event

#MissUniverse2016: The social media highlights

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Here s what Filipinos were talking about online during the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

Miss Universe, war on drugs, Duterte on EDCA | Midday wRap

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach hugs Maxine Medina after top 6 Miss Universe finish for PH

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Maxine Medina finishes in the top 6 of this year s Miss Universe competition She and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach share a special moment as seen in this touching photo

Photo from Instagram/Jonas Gaffud (Jonas of Mercator)

Netizens answer Maxine Medina's question for Miss Universe

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

What is the most significant change you have seen in the world in the last 10 years?

Stars cheer on PH's Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Check out what Anne Solenn Vice Belle Rajo Ruffa and more had to say after the pageant

Photos from the stars' Twitter accounts/file photo by Rappler (Vice Ganda)

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Miss Universe, confidently beautiful and tax-exempt?

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Will winners in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant be required to pay taxes? How about the pageant s organizers? The Tax Whiz fills us in

READ: PH bet Maxine Medina's Miss Universe question-and-answer round

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The candidates face tough questions related to world and current events

Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

PH bet Maxine Medina fails to make Miss Universe top 3

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:29 AM

After the QnA it s a top 6 finish for Maxine Medina

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Here are the ladies who will move on to the question and answer round

PH bet Maxine Medina makes it to Miss Universe Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:06 AM

See who makes it to the top 6

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 evening gown competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Here are the Top 9 candidates in the evening gown competition

PH bet Maxine Medina in Miss Universe 2016 Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

See who made it to the Top 9

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Here are the candidates who are moving on to the evening gown competition

Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kristal Silva, Miss Mexico 2016; Siera Bearchell, Miss Canada 2016; Chalita Suansane, Miss Thailand 2016; Mary Esther Were, Miss Kenya 2016; Raquel Pelissier, Miss Haiti 2016; Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016; Andrea Tovar, Miss Colombia 2016; and Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016; await to see which of them will be announced as the top 6 finalists during The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 Top 13 in swimsuit competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:21 AM

See the Top 13 in their swimsuits at the coronation

LOOK: Miss Universe contestants try balut!

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Miss Philippines Maxine Medina gleefully explains how to eat balut and shows off the local delicacy to her Miss Universe friends

FULL LIST: Top 13, Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Here s the full list of candidates in the Top 13 at Miss Universe 2016

PH's Maxine Medina in Miss Universe Top 13

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:45 AM

See who else made it to the Top 13

TOP 13. Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016 is announced by Host, Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist during the 65th Miss Universe  Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 29, 2017

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Palace to PH bet Maxine Medina: ‘We are truly proud of her’

Jan 28, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella commends Maxine for being a good host in the Miss Universe pageant

Santiago, Wurtzbach on Medina, Trudeau | Evening wRap

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Charlene Gonzalez to Maxine Medina: 'You are already a winner to us'

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Charlene represented the Philippines when the country hosted the pageant in 1994

Pia Wurtzbach defends Maxine Medina over terno gaffe

Jan 27, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says Filipinos should not put our candidate down over the honest mistake that Imelda Marcos invented the terno

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:42 AM

While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses

STATELY. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos (right) dons a terno as she walks with former US President Ronald Reagan and former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in 1982. File photo

LOOK: Maxine Medina's Miss Universe national costume

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The headdress and earrings of Maxine Medina s costume cost more than P1M according to designer Rhett Eala

Tweeters call out Maxine Medina for saying Imelda Marcos invented the terno

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Netizens use ImeldaIsNotTheTerno when PH s Miss Universe 2016 candidate erroneously credits the dictator s wife for inventing the national costume

IN PHOTOS: PH's Maxine Medina at the Miss Universe preliminaries

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Check out Maxine Medina at the swimsuit and evening gown competitions plus the national costume presentation

MISS PHILIPPINES. Maxine Medina smiles during the swimsuit competition of Miss Universe 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Maxine Medina's Miss Universe video feature

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina talks about her childhood becoming an interior designer and the journey to the pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. Miss Philippines 2016 shares about her childhood in the Miss Universe pageant's video feature. Screengrab from YouTube/Miss Universe