Palace rallies Miss U support for Maxine

29 January, 2017, 01:17 | Author: Joy Garcia
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Also on Saturday, Malacanang expressed its full support to Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina as it sent its "heartfelt felicitations" to all the candidates of the global beauty pageant.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends best wishes to Miss Philippines Universe Maxine Medina as they shake hands during the Miss Universe candidates' courtesy call at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 23, 2017.

She has even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in the African country of Tanzania. The candidates come out of the stage in three's instead of the usual one by one.

She also attended the Governor's Ball with Miss Nicaragua and Miss Cayman Islands and has been a guest on the country's biggest morning TV show, where she was serenaded by singer Eric Santos. She explained that the flow of the pageant is faster this time as reported by ABS-CBN.

It's been a year since host Steve Harvey famously announced the wrong person's name as the victor of Miss Universe 2016. "And if you don't believe, go watch the preliminaries and hear the "Oh No She Didn't" gasps and hootin' and clapping from the audience", Verreos said of Habach's performance.

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Since the poll got underway, Shannon has taken the lead over her counterparts. Despite the blunder, Harvey is back Sunday night as the new Miss Universe is crowned.

How will Maxine Medina fare in this year's swimwear segment of Miss Universe 2016?

The last and only time a New Zealander won the coveted International Miss Universe title was in 1983 by Lorraine Downes.

At one of the preliminary events leading up to the Miss Universe grand finale to be held on January 30, Tania Dawson was given resounding cheers from the many fans gathered at the arena. Pia Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to bring home the crown.

The grand finale will be hosted by Emmy Award victor Steve Harvey and will feature body activist Ashley Graham as backstage host.

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