Miss Philippines Maxine Medina might not have won the crown but at least she got a comforting hug from Queen P after the coronation night.
This photo shows that Pia is giving a warm, comforting hug to Maxine after Miss France Iris Mittenaere was crowned as the new Miss Universe in the pageant's 65th edition.
Jonas Gaffud of Aces and Queens, who trained Medina and Wurtzbach for the pageant, posted the photo on his Instagram account. He said that Pia rushed to Maxine to assure her that she did a great job representing the country.
"The best part about this photo is it shows what kind of Queen Pia is. She took the initiative to actually look for Maxine in the sea of girls just to hug her and (probably) tell her everything will be okay. We love you, Maxine, we love you Pia,” Juan said.
Medina was able to crack the top six and qualify in the Q&A portion with an interpreter provided. She was asked by host Steve Harvey about the most significant event that she saw for the last 10 years.
"The last 10 years of being here in the world is that I saw all the people being in one event like this in Miss Universe, and it’s something big to us that we are one, as one nation, we are all together," she said.
The answer was panned by audience. They said that she could have expressed her answer better in Tagalog since there is an interpreter.
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