MANILA – Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina has begun shooting scenes for “The Haunted,” her first lead role in a big-screen project.
Over the weekend, Medina posted a photo showing her on the set of the Octo Arts movie, which also stars Daniel Matsunaga, Benjamin Alves, and Enrico Cuenca.
It was early this month when Medina’s pageant mentor, Jonas Gaffud, announced that the beauty queen will be part of “The Haunted.”
A professional model and interior designer, Medina won the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 pageant on her first try.
She represented the country in the 65th Miss Universe held in Manila last January, finishing in the Top 6.
Aside from Medina, two other beauty queens are also set to star in their respective movies this year: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon.