NAGPASALAMAT si Maxine Medina sa lahat ng mga sumuporta sa kanya sa katatapos lang na Miss Universe pageant. Ipinahayag ni Maxine ang kasiyahan at pasasalamat sa pagkakataong ibinigay sa kanya para maging kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa 65th Miss Universe sa kanyang Instagram account.
“I feel so blessed to have the honor of representing my country the Philippines. I gave and offered my best, my heart and my soul as I stepped out on the stage to represent the entire nation at this year’s Miss Universe Pageant! I am so proud to have been given the opportunity of wearing the Philippine sash for a month of hosting this historical event. After seven months of preparations, through ups and downs, when I go to sleep, I am at peace and comforted knowing that the entire country believes in me. Yesterday, when I was called to be part of the top 6 finalists, I knew that I could make it because I believe in myself. I KNOW THAT I AM CAPABLE AND I ROSE FROM THE CHALLENGES that I’ve been through. Most importantly, I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I CAN. I am fortunate to be part of this momentous gathering of the most beautiful women in the universe that took place in our country. To have experienced this milestone makes me very happy because I was able to bring the Filipino nation together as one. To my fellow candidates, it is a privilege to share this wonderful journey with you. Sa aking mga kababayan at kapwa Filipino, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na ipinakita ninyo sa akin! EVERYTHING I DO IS FOR OUR PHILIPPINES! MABUHAY PO TAYONG LAHAT. MAHAL KO KAYO. << WEARING”
Sa panayam kay Maxine ay sinabi niyang “Happy na ako, at least Top 6. Na-represent ko ang Philippines nang maganda and with my full performance.
One hundred percent, naibigay ko.”
Sa isang panayam din, tinawanan niya lang ang nag-bash sa kanya at sinabing, “Move-on na po tayo.”
ALAM MO NA! – Nonie V. Nicasio