Maxine Medina, 25, from Quezon City, will be the country’s bet to this year’s Miss Universe pageant, succeeding Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
She was crowned on Sunday, April 17, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
During the question and answer portion, ABS-CBN executive Cory Vidanes asked Medina what she can advise a 15-year-old girl who wants to stop studying.
“I would tell the little girl to study hard no matter what their parents would tell them because having an education is something that cannot have anybody else. Education can make you even a better person,” Medina said.
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