WATCH: Maxine Medina Up Close Video for 65th Miss Universe

The “Up Close” video of Philippine bet Maxine Medina for the 65th Miss Universe was uploaded on Miss Universe official Youtube channel on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

“When I first started this journey, I was just a simple girl. I didn’t expect anything,” Medina said in a 45-second video.

“I never had my own space because we all lived in my grandma’s house. When I entered college, I chose interior design because I love creating space. Space affects how we heal, how we work, how we deal with our life.”

“Now that I am here, with help from my fellow Filipinos, I’m confident I can be Miss Universe,” she added.

The 26-year-old Pinay designer and model is aiming to get a back-to-back Miss Universe title for the Philippines.

The grand coronation of the 65th Miss Universe will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, starting at 8 a.m.