On Tonight with Boy Abunda, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina said she’s “very ready and (I’m) very excited” for Miss Universe 2017, which will be held in the country this month.
Host Boy Abunda also asked Maxine if she has done something about her perceived weakness, which is the Q and A. Maxine said, “Of course, ever since naman I know my weaknesses and now I’ve been working hard for it and now I’m ready.”
She also revealed Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is giving her support.
“Every now and then nagte-text siya ng be calm, be yourself. Ready ka na ba?”
How does Maxine cope with the pressure of competing after Pia has bagged the crown last year? Maxine says, “Ako kasi naniniwala ako sa sarili ko ngayon, like konti na lang maniniwala na din talaga ako sa destiny.”
She also told the public, “you have to believe in me.”