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With less than two months left before the big night, Maxine Medina is still hard at work in improving herself as she looks to win the Philippines' first back-to-back Miss Universe titles.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the beauty queen appeared a little anxious when asked about her thoughts on the confirmation that the country will host the pageant for the third time.
While she did say that she is excited to compete in front of a home crowd, a stammering Medina also admitted that she is still not 100 percent ready for the international contest.
"I've been doing a lot of training," said Medina, who earlier drew some criticism for her winning response during the Q&A portion of this year's Binibining Pilipinas pageant. "I'm always updating myself with current events, and I even discuss it with friends and family. I'll be ready by that time."
She added that she doesn't feel any pressure to follow up on Kylie Verzosa's win in the Miss International pageant, and that the success of others only motivates her more to succeed reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.