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28 January 2017, 12:34 | Noel Cummings
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Well, we all hope and pray that she wins the Miss Universe title and make India proud.
Medina has been the subject of some bashing by fans because of her English and communications skills.
The preliminary competition that started on Thursday will whittle down the crowded field to the top 12 candidates for the pageant night. However, audiences stayed for the national costume competition which was taped ahead of the finals.
Fashion designer Rhett Eala earlier said that the headdress contained south sea pearls from Jewelmer.
In the past few years, Filipina beauty and brains were deemed as one of the best out of the over 90 representatives from all over the world during the annual Miss Universe pageant.
From all reports on the hectic trail to the prestigious final in Manila, The Philippines, Shannon has caught the attention of worldwide cameras, experts and pageant aficionados.
Myanmar's Htet Htet Htun worked hard to bring out an entire puppet show in a nod to her country's puppetry tradition; while Germany's Johanna Ace wore a castle headdress as an ode to the Brothers Grimm.
In a recorded video shown during the preliminary pageant on Thursday, Medina said former first lady Imelda Marcos "invented the terno". The terno became less fashionable when the Americans took over the Philippines in the 1930s. And now we know, if it wasn't pointed out then it might have been not corrected but she didn't know.
Wurtzbach will be passing on the crown to her successor on the Miss Universe finals which will be held on Jan 30, 2017, also at the MOA Arena.
According to PEP, the 12 Miss U Favorites of this year include Miss Philippines Maxine Medina, Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane, Miss Panama Keity Drennen, six-footer Miss Indonesia Kezia Warouw.
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