WATCH: Margie Moran Picks Maxine Medina As Her Favorite To Win Miss Universe 2016

Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran finally revealed her favorite candidates in the upcoming coronation of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant.

In an ambush interview with ABS-CBN News reporter Dyan Castillejo, the 63-year-old Pinay beauty queen picked Miss Philippines Universe Maxine Medina as one of her favorites to win the crown.

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Moran said the 26-year-old Medina stood out when she walked the stage during the preliminary competition of Miss Universe especially the national costume and long gown rounds. “She projected very well in her costume, and the long gown,” she said.

Aside from the Philippines, Moran also named few of her favorites like Miss Indonesia Kezia Warouw, Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane, and Miss Brazil Raissa Santana. She also praised the originality of Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun in the national costume show.

The 65th Miss Universe coronation will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 Monday 8 a.m. (Manila time).

Margie Moran on prelims ! #missuniverse

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