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.