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