Playing ‘favorites’ with Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Maxine Media, the Philipppines’ bet to the 2016 Miss Universe pageant. Photo by CATHY MIRANDA/

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All eyes are on Maxine Medina as she is set to represent the Philippines, the host country, in the upcoming 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila on Jan. 30, and the fact that she is following the footsteps of reigning queen Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach just adds up both to the pressure and excitement.

But before (hopefully) nailing those nerve-wracking questions in the Miss Universe Q&A portion in her bid for a back-to-back crown for the Philippines, Maxine sat down with the Inquirer and shared some of her favorite things in life.

What are the simple pleasures that make up a beauty queen? Here are Maxine’s “favorites”:

Favorite TV series: The Vampire Diaries

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite movie: Serendipity

Favorite author: Paulo Coelho

Favorite actress: Kristin Kreuk

Favorite singer: Ariana Grande

Favorite song at the moment: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Favorite color: Grey

Favorite scent: Chanel No. 5

Favorite accessory: Earrings and watch

Favorite gadget: phone

Favorite social network: Instagram

Favorite ulam: Sinigang

Favorite dessert: Crème Brulee

Favorite street food: fish balls

Favorite junk food: Piattos

Favorite ice cream flavor: Strawberry

Favorite pizza topping: Anything with cheese

Favorite city: Tokyo

Favorite tourist destination: El Nido, Palawan

Favorite country aside from Philippines: Japan

Favorite sport: Volleyball

Favorite hangout place: Coffee shop

Favorite time of the day: Morning

Favorite part of the house: Living room

Favorite public figure: Joey Mead

Favorite Miss Universe: Maxine Medina!




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