Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2016 Maxine Medina rose above her 39 co-candidates for the coveted chance to represent the Philippines at this year's Miss Universe pageant and hopefully, secure a back-to-back victory for the country, as reigning titlist Pia Wurtzbach's rightful heir.
Candidate No. 31 and crowd-favorite Kylie Versoza (Bb. Pilipinas-International), Candidate No. 13 Joanna Eden (Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational), Candidate No. 26 Jennifer Hammond (Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental), Candidate No. 11 Nicole Cordoves (Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International), Candidate No. 28 Nichole Marie Manalo (Bb. Pilipinas-Globe), Candidate No. 38 Angelica Alita (First Runner-Up), and Candidate No. 37 Jehza Huelar (Second Runner-Up) make up the rest of this year's circle of beauty queens.
Out of our 10 early favorites, three placed in the competition's upper echelon, none more important than the eventual grand winner.
Apparently, she's a beach bum
Those are just three of her 1,150 sun-kissed IG photos.
Although the seaside isn't the only place Maxine frequents
In between those long-distance travels are occasional trips to the gym...
...and the catwalk
Her credentials as interior designer are not to be looked down upon.
If you still haven't noticed, Maxine has that uncanny Lovi Poe angle.
She also has legs that go on for miles.
Which makes wearing shorts pretty much an art form for Maxine.
Perhaps that is why she is quite the Cosmo...
...and commercial favorite.
Just like some of your hardwood heroes, it seems that Maxine has an enviable relationship with the Swoosh brand.
Lastly, she may be the perfect girlfriend. Just ask model-slash-gentleman-peg, Marx Topacio.
The gap between her #relationshipgoals posts above says it all.
Don't worry, bro; Maxine has a sister as worth following as her.