MANILA, Philippines – Maxine Medina emerged victorious as the new Miss Universe Philippines at the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night Sunday, April 17, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. (FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night)
Pia Wurtzbach, the reigning Miss Universe, turned over her Binibining Pilipinas crown to Maxine.
Maxine will be vying for the Miss Universe title next year and attempt to accomplish a back-to-back victory for the Philippines. (READ: Filling Pia Wurtzbach's shoes: The challenge for Bb Pilipinas 2016 candidates)
The pressure is on as Maxine follows Pia's footsteps. But after impressing with a stellar run in this year's Binibining Pilipinas, she can relish in her triumph for now.
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