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Maxine confident of ‘back-to-back win’ for PH in Miss Universe

by | Entertainment

Expressing her confidence that she will bring home the coveted Miss Universe crown, Maxine Medina is looking forward for a “back-to-back” win for the Philippines.

“We can do this..I’m sure we will do a back-to-back (win), ” InterAksyon quoted Medina as saying during a send off event hosted by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta Center, Quezon City.

BPCI Chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta believes that the 26 year-old model, interior designer, and the current Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe title holder is ready for the competition.

“I only expect her to win. I think she is ready. Her preparations, she had been thoughtful and dedicated so the girl is ready,” Araneta reportedly said.

Medina had shared some the preparations she is doing, which is making her feel positive and ready for the coronation day slated on January 30.

“I’ve been training 24/7 and every day of my life I’m actually learning. I had one on one coaching with Dale Carnegie, John Robert Powers, and all of my mentors especially Binibining Pilipinas. I’ve seen myself grow, evolving in my communication, and speaking in front of a lot of people,” Medina was quoted as saying.

Medina, who currently has currently a stunning vital statistics of 34-24-35, confirmed that she will be answering in the Q & A potion in English and also shared how she is practicing hard everyday for it.

“(I practice) Everyday. 24/7. They’ve been throwing me a lot of questions and I’m answering it in English. 100 percent, we can do this,” InterAksyon quoted Medina as saying.

This week, candidates from all over the world are expected to arrive in the country according to the Department of Tourism statement last Jan. 4.

The ladies are scheduled to visit Boracay (14 January), Vigan (15 January), Manila (16 January), Cebu (17 January), Baguio (18 January), Davao and Batangas on the (19 January), said the news portal.

As the host delegate, Medina is looking forward to share what Philippines is known for.

“I will be sharing our hospitality, our culture, our values. Of course the best thing is, I will share to them the best food choice in the world, which is the Filipino food,” she reportedly said, adding that she would like to make the candidates try the ‘boodle fight.
“Right now, I had all the help, and the last thing that I will be needing is prayers, a blessing from God,” she was quoted as saying by InterAksyon.

“Sana suportahan niyo po ako hanggang pageant sa January 30. I hope you guys will be there, and I hope you will support me,” she added.

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