Miss Philippines Maxine Medina had a much-needed vacation last weekend after the Miss Universe pageant.
Last Friday, February 3, Maxine flew to Brunei with her family, including her cousin Dianne Medina, to celebrate her top 6 placement at the beauty pageant held last January 30, at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Dianne's boyfriend Rodjun Cruz and his family also joined the celebration.
Upon arrival, Maxine was swarmed by some fans waiting for her at the Brunei International Airport.
On Instagram, the 26-year-old beauty queen thanked them, "Thank you po sa lahat ng kababayan natin for welcoming me and my family here in Brunei! (Na surprise talaga ako. No make up lol...)
"MARAMING SALAMAT PO! Muntik na akong maiyak sa lahat ng surprises ninyo! Everything is worth it. I am proud to be Miss Philippines - Universe because of your love. #parasabayan thank you @kathelyn22"
The Medina and Cruz families checked in at The Empire Hotel and Country Club during their stay.
In a separate Instagram post, Maxine also uploaded a photo of her mom and siblings, and thanked them for being there for her.
"I never thought that this moment will happen again except that my dad is not here. Thank you Lord God for the gift of family! I am grateful to have the best support in the universe. Here's to more adventures!"
The group also spent a night with the family of Kathelyn Dupaya, a Filipina entrepreneur who owns a salon, boutique, bakery, and restaurants in Brunei.
They had a boodle fight-style dinner, and capped it with a videoke session.
Rodjun posted a video of himself singing Parokya Ni Edgar's "Mr. Suave," with Maxine as his back-up dancer.
The latter unleashed her wacky side. She was so cute!
They also did the Mannequin Challenge, where, towards the end of the video, Maxine was spotted eating a watermelon.