USERS of online social media network Twitter expressed their support for Miss Philippines Maxine Medina despite her failure to make it to the Top 3 semi-final list in the 65th Miss Universe.

Medina made it to the Top 6 in the contest, but failed to advance after the Question and Answer portion during the grand coronation held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Monday morning.

Medina was asked: What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years?

Her answer: "In the last 10 years of being here in the world is that I saw all the people, bringing, in one event like this, in Miss Universe. And it is something big to us, that we are one. As one nation, we are all together. Thank you. Maraming salamat po."

While she got flak for her answer, a lot of people also expressed their support for her.

As of 1 p.m., tweets with the hashtag Go Maxine reached 533,000.

Among her supporters are celebrities Anne Curtis Smith, Vice Ganda, and Tim Yap, who tweeted that they were still proud of her.

Other celebrities tweeted:

Account users @johnloooup and @TextsUnsaid said:

Other users, Lean Rainier and Ken Balbon Amigleo expressed support to Medina despite not getting the crown:

Those who bashed Medina felt she should have used the interpreter provided her:

But despite the bashing, support for Medina is still strong. One user asked that the bashing should stop already:

Actress Marian Rivera also has this to say to bashers:

The crown went to Miss France Iris Mittenaere. The other top two finalists were Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar and Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier. (Jauhn Etienne Villaruel/MVI/VLA/Sunstar Philippines)