With the Top 6 finish of Maxine Medina in the recently concluded 65th Miss Universe edition, the Philippines claimed the most coveted distinction as country of the year for pageantry. In the years 2012 and 2013, it was recalled that the Philippines earned this status twice in a row for ALPHA 4 pageants. This year marks the 2nd time the Philippines achieved the same feat after beating USA last year. With this accolade, the Philippines has become more of a powerhouse than it had ever been before.
Congratulations to the Philippine team: Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Miss World 2016 3rd runner up Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 Maxine Medina.