Tag Archives: Maxine Medina

February 2, 2017

Hail to the Queens

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For as long as anyone can remember, Filipinos have had a time-tested love affair with beauty pageants. Perhaps it’s seeing beautiful faces that excites them the most, or maybe it’s the glamorous dresses put on display and the stories of each potential queen that catch their attention. Or, maybe, it’s the chance that these pageants Continue Reading


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January 30, 2017

Maxine Medina: Ready for the Universe

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach officially ends her reign today and hands over the crown to the new queen of the cosmos, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France. While the Philippines’ Maxine Medina might not have earned a spot as a top finalist, Filipinos will continue to support her no matter what she decides to Continue Reading


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September 27, 2016

PeopleAsia’s Women of Style and Substance 2016 Awards Night

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“A news item caught my eye; it said that a storm was going to hit Luzon tonight, and I immediately texted our managing editor Paolo Dela Cruz. And I told Paolo, please pray for good weather tonight. And in a heartbeat, he texted back, ‘Don’t worry, Joanne — we will be the storm tonight.’” This Continue Reading


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July 29, 2016

Manila, Philippines: The New Center of the Universe

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It’s official — next year, the Philippines will be the center of the universe. The queen of all pageants, Miss Universe, will be held right here in the Philippines, this time with 26-year-old Maxine Medina representing the country in the pageant’s 65th edition. Slated on January 30, 2017, it has been 22 years since the Continue Reading


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July 24, 2016

Cheers & Charriol for PeopleAsia’s Women of Style & Substance 2016

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“So Alex, how does it feel to be the only man in a room full of really powerful women?” jests Malu Francisco, marketing communications manager of Store Specialists Inc., Philippe Charriol International’s international trainer Alexander Jentes. “Good!” was all the otherwise conversational gentleman could say, as the flush on his cheeks grew brighter (partly because of Continue Reading


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