WATCH: The moment Maxine Medina became Miss Universe Philippines 2016

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.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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.

Watch her Q&A here:




More Binibining Pilipinas 2016 on Rappler:

Coronation night:  

Predictions and live blog: 

Leading up to coronation night 

Get to know the ladies 

Pia Wurtzbach

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