What You Should Know About Maxine Medina, Our New Bb. Pilipinas-Universe
At 5 feet and 7.25 inches with an athletic build and understated confidence stands Maria Mika Maxine Medina, the successor of Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and current Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Triumphing over 40 other contestants for the title, Maxine (aka Max) stood out from the pack and showed herself worthy of the title during the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas competition.
Now that she’s won the crown and will soon be a household name, let’s get to know the woman who, on behalf of the Philippines, will have a shot at claiming the title of the most beautiful woman in the universe.
Beauty inside and out
Max was an interior design student in the College of Saint Benilde and the Philippine School of Interior Design, where she gained experience in designing residential condos. She is also an alumna of Saint Theresa’s College and Angelicum College.
In college, Max pursued her career as a model and in 2008 joined the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). “I started modeling when I was 18 years old. The very first project I did was for a cover of a magazine with my cousin, Glen Peter Perez, who is a professional photographer,” Max shared in an interview.
Max, who has been a model for 8 years now says, “beauty has to come from the inside. You could inspire and make people feel their value and be happy.” You go, girl!
Max is currently in a relationship with model and actor Marx Topacio. They’ve been together since 2011, and boy do they look damn good together. As in DAAAAYUM good.
Max said in an article that her secret to their long lasting relationship was, “trust, patience and understanding.”
Good genes are everything
Max is the daughter of former commercial model and flight attendant Maximo Guillermo Medina and former model and a senior bank manager Maria Fe Medina. No wonder Max became the beauty she is today.