Beauty queen-turned-actress Maxine Medina and rising artist Nella Marie Dizon revealed inside stories behind their upcoming iWant original series “Beauty Queens” as they engaged in this intimate virtual session with netizens on this episode of Kapamilya Confessions.
Maxine and Nella Marie are set to co-star with Maris Racal in the Joel Lamangan-helmed project, together with Ross Pesigan and real-life beauty queens 1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana Winwyn Marquez.
Maxine and Nella Marie first shared their memorable experiences while working on the anticipated series. Nella Marie said that she’ll always remember how Gloria gave her tips on how she can perform well both as a beauty queen and as an actress. Gloria told Nella Marie that it is important for them to be confident at all times. As beauty queens, Gloria stressed, it matters how sure you are with everything that you say and do.
On the other hand, Maxine shared how grateful she is to have worked alongside veterans in the showbiz industry for the project, including Director Joel. Maxine, the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe, also thinks that Nella Marie is a great actress even though it was just their first time working together.
Maxine, whose last teleserye was Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos in 2018, also admitted she got quite nervous and anxious working with noted thespians in the industry, including longtime actress Lotlot de Leon. When asked what was her most unforgettable experience when she represented the country in 2016 Miss Universe, Maxine answered it was when she walked the stage in her green evening gown and saw all the Filipinos coming out to show their full support.
During the community quarantine, Maxine and Nella Marie said they missed doing some outdoor activities and hobbies. For instance, Maxine missed travelling and out of town sojourns wherein she would meditate and pray. Meanwhile, Nella Marie said she longed for her favorite leisure activity, shopping. Maxine added that even though the situation still doesn’t permit us to do all the things we are used to, positive thinking still helps us to become productive.
When netizens noticed the ladies’ smooth, unblemished skin, Maxine and Nella Marie revealed their varying yet simple skin care routines. Maxine said she has been using only a certain brand of soap that is effective on her skin. For her part, Nella Marie said she only uses water to cleanse her face. Sometimes she would apply a cleanser but she prefers to use just water. She also recommends to always stay hydrated.
But for these girls, the community quarantine has made them learn more about themselves. Maxine said that she discovered how patient she can be especially when she would have misunderstandings with the people around her. And Nella Marie realized how much she enjoys playing sports with her friends.
“Beauty Queens” will start streaming July 15 on iWant.