Stars cheer on PH’s Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere
Stars cheer on PH’s Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere
Check out what Anne, Solenn, Vice, Belle, Rajo, Ruffa, and more had to say after the pageant!

MANILA, Philippines – After a solid top 6 finish for the Philippines, local celebrities took to social media to cheer on the local bet Maxine Medina, while also congratulating the newly crowned Miss Universe, France’s Iris Mittenaere, on her victory

Some also posted nods to 2015 queen, Filipino Pia Wurtzbach, who took the crown in a stunning win last year. 

Let’s take a look at some of the tweets on social media:

Solenn Heussaff and Erwan Heussaff

Siblings and celebrities Solenn Heussaff and Erwan Heussaff both said on social media that one of Miss France’s answers in the original French differed from the interpreter’s version. Nevertheless, Solenn congratulated Miss France Iris Mittenaere on her win. 


Erwan also posted his own translation of Iris’ answer, which was about thinking she failed in her schooling, and not about a casting. Iris later said at a press conference that her answer was about school, but that she thought her interpreter was good. 

Vice Ganda 

Vice tweeted continuously throughout the show. Check out some of them:

Anne Curtis 


Jonas Gaffud

Pageant mentor and authority Jonas Gaffud posted this heartfelt photo showing Pia Wurtzbach with Maxine. 

Thank you so much @piawurtzbach for the gesture of comforting @maxine_medina #forthephilippines #missuniverse

A photo posted by Jonas Antonio Gaffud (@jonasofmercator) on

Rajo Laurel 


Rajo also posted this video of his reaction to one of the show announcements:


Ruffa Gutierrez 


Belle Daza

Belle, the daughter of previous winner Gloria Diaz, tweeted this: 


Ogie Alcasid tweeted this: 


Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa congratulated her good friend.


Former Miss Universe 1999 1st runner-up Miriam Quiambao also told Maxine she did well.


John Prats also congratulated Maxine, saying it was not easy to represent the country.



Congratulations to the new Miss Universe, and well done, Maxine! –


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