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Miss Universe PH 2016 Maxine Medina speaks up on transwomen joining beauty pageants

Maxine Medina comments on Spain's Angela Ponce joining Miss Universe.

BY EDO DARIA

Twitter: @edodaria

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7/3/2018 3:47 PM
Miss Universe PH 2016 Maxine Medina speaks up on transwomen joining beauty pageants


Photo credit to: @maxine_medina IG

 

After news about the first transwoman to join and win the Miss Spain crown broke the internet last week, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina commented on the issue during her pictorial for Star Cinema movie Kusina Kings.

Why not? Let’s be equal ... let’s welcome everyone,” Maxine told the press.

READ: Meet Angela Ponce, the first transwoman to win Miss Universe Spain 

Iba na ang panahon ngayon, ang generation ngayon. Kailangan more, more love,” she added.

The Miss Universe Organization lifted the ban on transgender contestants in 2012 so Angela Ponce of Spain will be competing with the Philippines’ representative Catriona Gray.

Meanwhile, the beauty queen will definitely be spreading good vibes as Empoy’s new leading lady in Kusina Kings. “Sobrang saya, walang dull moments with him. Lagi kaming tawa ng tawa, sobra saya kasama,” Maxine said about working with the comedian.

When asked if she will have a kissing scene with Empoy, Maxine’s only answer was “Surprise!