Maxine Medina is the crowned winner of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 — Maxine will represent the Philippines to this year’s Miss Universe pageant.
The 25-year-old native beauty of Quezon City bested 39 other contestants during the Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night held at the Smart Araneta on April 17, 2016.
Aside from winning the coveted crown, Maxine Medina took home the special award Miss Philippine Airlines.
During the Q&A, Maxine was asked to give an advice to a 15-year-old girl who wants to stop her studies.
She said: “I would tell the girl to study hard no matter what their parents would tell them because having an education is something that cannot have that anybody else. Education can make you even a better person.”
Other winners are Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016 Nichole Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond and Bb. Pilipinas International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.
Angelica Alita finished 1st Runner-up while Jehza Mae Huelar got the 2nd Runner-up.