LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach comforts Maxine Medina

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 30 2017 02:02 PM

MANILA -- Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach took time to comfort fellow Filipina Maxine Medina who lost to France's Iris Mittenaere during the pageant's coronation on Monday.

A photo posted by pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud of Aces and Queens showed Wurtzbach hugging Medina during the pageant held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Gaffud trained both Wurtzbach and Medina for the Miss Universe pageant.

Medina made it to the Top 6 of the pageant but lost to Mittenaere, who succeeded Wurtzbach as the 65th Miss Universe.

Wurtzbach congratulated Mittenaere for winning the pageant, calling the French beauty queen a "truly deserving winner."