Jaime-Lee aims for Miss Universe crown

The 27-year-old has already taken part in a fashion show in Vigan City where 20 of the 87 Miss Universe finalists were chosen to showcase the work of designers.

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Who is competing from the USA?: This year's Miss USA is Washington, D.C. native Deshauna Barber, who is the first woman actively serving in the US Army Reserve to win the title.

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach was also quick to defend Medina and encouraged Filipinos to support and vote for the country's candidate.

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Wurtzbach defended Medina from bashers but cautioned her from being more mindful next time.

Miss Universe 2016 is the 65th edition of the Miss Universe pageant - Grand Coronation night will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on January 30, 2017.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said there was still no confirmation yet if President Duterte will attend the big event.

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"The terno was actually invented by our former first lady, Imelda Marcos".

Medina, 26, said she would have an interpreter "just in case" she would make it to the question-and-answer portion of the beauty contest.

"Siguro mali lang iyong word na nagamit ko,"Medina said, "pero Miss Imelda Marcos popularized the butterfly sleeves".

For her national costume, Medina wore an ensemble inspired by the traditional vinta boat.

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This developed as veteran pageant expert Norman Tinio said that Medina has a big chance to win the title after her stunning performances at the preliminary competition at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last Thursday night. Later, she changed into an emerald evening gown designed by Rhett Eala.


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