In the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2016, Maxine Medina won the crown and will be the country’s bet for this year’s Miss Universe pageant, following Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
Binibining Pilipinas 2016 happened on April 17 at the Araneta Coliseum and Medina was crowned as Miss Universe-Philippines early Monday.
Other ladies crowned in the Binibibining Pilipinas 2016 were:
Kylie Versoza – Binibining Pilipinas-International
Jennifer Hammond – Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental
Joanna Eden – Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational
Nicole Cordoves – Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International
Nichole Manalo – Binibining Pilipinas-Globe
Angelica Alita also garnered first runner-up while Jehza Huelar got second runner-up.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2016, Maxine Medina is a 25-year-old interior designer, has been modelling since 2008.
ABS-CBN executive Cory Vidanes asked Medina in the question and answer portion on what she can advise to a 15-year-old girl who wants to stop studying.
“I would tell the little girl to study hard no matter what their parents would tell them because having an education is something that cannot have anybody else. Education can make you even a better person,” Medina said.
The Binibining Pilipinas 2016 complete list of winners were as follows:
Binibining Friendship – Vina Openiano
Binibining Best in Talent – Vina Openiano
Face of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 – Kylie Versoza
Best in National Costume – Angela Fernando
Best in Long Gown- Jennifer Hammond
Miss Cream Silk – Nichole Manalo
Best in Swimsuit- Joanna Eden
Miss Fashionista- Kylie Versoza
Miss Philippine Airlines- Maxine Medina
Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award – Kylie Versoza
Captured below is the photo of the winners of the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 beauty pageant, led by Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Mika Maxine Medina (3rd from left), wave to the crowd right after they were crowned at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday. Medina will represent the country in this year’s Miss Universe pageant.