MANILA – Philippine bet Maxine Medina continues her Miss Universe journey as she joins the pageant’s Top 9.
The other candidates that made it to the evening gown competition are from USA, Thailand, France, Mexico, Kenya, Colombia, Canada and Haiti.
Medina, a model and interior designer, is eyeing a back-to-back victory even as the pageant is held in her home country.
Her predecessor, Filipina-German Pia Wurtzbach, was crowned Miss Universe in 2015.
The 65th Miss Universe is aired live on ABS-CBN channel 2.
Watch the 65th Miss Universe coronation live on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on January 30, 2017 Monday 8 a.m. (Manila time)