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February 8 - 21 , 2017
Philippine Showbiz Today
Jan . 22-Feb . 7 , 2015

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Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic named at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant

Pageant fans were curious as to who the special awards recipients were in the 65th Miss Universe pageant . Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart revealed the winners after the program and explained why they weren ’ t able to award them on stage .
“ Honestly , we didn ’ t have time ... There was so much that we wanted to fit into the show ,” she said .
Fellow candidates voted Miss Korea Jenny Kim as Miss Congeniality while Miss Albania Lindita Idrizi won Miss Photogenic . Both will receive $ 1,000 cash gift .
Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun won Best in National Costume . ●
- J . Leary , push . com
Miss Albania won Miss Photogenic
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach only has good words for Maxine Medina , who represented the Philippines in the 65th Miss Universe pageant held in Manila on Monday .
In a Twitter post on Tuesday , Wurtzbach told Medina to “ keep your head up ,” saying she deserves to be called a queen .
“ Remember what I told you , you are a queen ! Nobody can tell you otherwise . You earned it ,” she wrote .
In another tweet , Wurtzbach said Medina “ represented the Philippines so well .”
Addressing her fellow Filipinos , the Miss Universe 2015 titleholder said : “ Guys , she wanted it as much as you did . Let ’ s not bash our kababayan .”
Medina finished in the Top 6 of the 65th Miss Universe pageant , which was won by Iris Mittenaere of France .
Some Filipinos criticized Medina for not speaking in Filipino during the question and answer round of the pageant despite the presence of an interpreter .
Medina said she is happy with her performance , adding that she did her best for the country .
Maxine : ‘ I gave and offered my best ’
‘ I know that I am capable and I rose from the challenges
Miss Myanmar won Best Costume Miss Korea for Miss Congeniality Talk show host / comedian Steve Harvey

Pia has message for Maxine after Miss Universe

that I ’ ve been through . Most importantly , I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I can ,’ Maxine says .
One day after the Miss Universe competition , the Philippines ’ bet Maxine Medina took to Instagram to post an update for her fans and supporters . Maxine finished in the Top 6
Fans cheered for Maxine during the competition every time she was called out . However , she failed to make it to the top 3 .
“ I feel so blessed to have the honor of representing my country the Philippines . I gave and offered my best , my heart and my soul as I stepped out on the stage to represent the entire nation at this year ’ s Miss Universe Pageant ! I am so proud to have been given the opportunity of wearing the Philippine sash for a month of hosting this historical event ,” she wrote .
She also said that after the past months , she can now rest knowing that the country supported her and enabled her to do her best in the competition .
“ After seven months of preparations , through ups and downs , when I go to sleep , I am at peace and comforted knowing that the entire country believes in me . Yesterday , when I was called to be part of the top 6 finalists , I knew that I could make it because I believe in myself .
“ I know that I am capable and I rose from the challenges that I ’ ve been through . Most importantly , I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I can .”
“ I am fortunate to be part of this momentous gathering of the most beautiful women in the universe that took place in our country . To have experienced this milestone makes me very happy because I was able to bring the Filipino nation together as one ,” she said .
Here is her parting message to her batchmates and the Filipino people .
“ To my fellow candidates , it is a privilege to share this wonderful journey with you . Sa aking mga kababayan at kapwa Filipino , maraming salamat po sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na ipinakita ninyo sa akin ! Everything I do is for ourPhilippines . Mabuhay po tayong lahat . Mahal ko kayo .”
( To all of my countrymen , thank you for the support and love you ’ ve shown me . Everything I do is for our Philippines . I love you all .). ●