Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach: ‘Gusto ko makita tuloy-tuloy na Filipino designers ang suot natin’

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is excited to come home.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach: ‘Gusto ko makita tuloy-tuloy na Filipino designers ang suot natin’-Cristina Malonzo-Balane
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01/06/2016 09:20 AM
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach: ‘Gusto ko makita tuloy-tuloy na Filipino designers ang suot natin’
010615-pia2_main.jpgIn an interview with ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo, Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach revealed she greeted Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on her birthday. “Birthday niya, Christmas day, so sabi ko, ‘Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas. I hope you’re doing okay and then she replied the same. Ganun, actually wala namang gap between the two of us. wala naman e.”

Pia has no plans to respond to her bashers, who are mostly sympathizers and supporters of Miss Colombia. “I choose my battles, so with these things naiintindihan ko naman kung saan sila nanggaling na siyempre yung kababayan nila ganun yung nangyari. So siguro, kung sa atin nangyari yun maa-upset din tayo at magre-react din tayo ng ganun.” 

Part of the plan of the reigning Miss Universe is to bring renown to Filipino designers and to Pinays in general. “Gusto ko makita tuloy-tuloy na Filipino designers ang suot natin, na yun ang tinatangkilik natin. Gusto ko makita na yung mga babae maganda, confident, marunong magsalita. Alam ko kasi yun ang hinahanap ngayon e, so I can tell girls, ‘you have to be like this’ and then encourage them na kahit hindi kayo sasali sa pageant kailangan you have to present yourself well to other people.” 

Pia also wants to meet a lot of people during her reign. She gushed, “Well today, I met Samuel Jackson and Eva Longoria. So that was very exciting, so I’m hoping to meet more in the future.”

Significantly, being Miss Universe allows Pia to shed light on the more serious problems. “Mabibigyan ako ng opportunity na i-push talaga yung mga gusto ko, tulad ng na-mention ko sa pageant na HIV awareness. Gusto ko rin lagyan ng light yung relief operations for places that are hit by calamities or natural disasters dahil marami po sa atin niyan sa Pilipinas and of course cyber-bullying.” 

Pia is very excited to come home and to experience firsthand the jubilation of the Filipino people. “Nakikita ko yung mga videos online and yung mga posts and everybody is happy about it and I see it and I appreciate it very much, but hindi ko siya siguro maiintindihan talaga hangga’t hindi ako umuuwi para ma-experience yun sa sarili ko. So excited na talaga ako mag-homecoming.”