When the (Miss) Universe Collided with the (Miss) World

With the Miss Universe and the Miss World under different national pageants since 2011,  it is quite rare to see Filipina reps from both pageants under one endorsement. Such is not the case for Binibining Pilipinas World 2009 Mary Ann Umali and Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina.


The two models are frequently used by luxury joaillerie Jewelmer. In fact, both girls were even seen on several events of the brand including a shoot taken in Tokyo. Mary Ann is one of the last Bb. Pilipinas World winners under BPCI before the franchise was passed on to Cory Quirino. To this day, I am still flabbergasted on how she missed the cut in Miss World where she stood out as among the most facially beautiful ladies in her batch. She and Maxine are also one of the country’s most sought after models on the ramp and print. But on the good news, Ann got hitched to long-time beau Geron Lontoc whom she shares a lovely daughter with.


Maxine on the other hand has recently signed a movie contract under OctoArts films following her release from her contract with BPCI. It is said that she will be in the movie “The Haunted: Spirit of the Glass 2” with other new talents…

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