Angelia admits being hurt by the circumstances that happened when Pia won the Miss Universe crown.
During her interview on
Tonight with Boy Abunda last October 26, Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong
admitted she felt hurt when her tirumph in the beauty pageant was not given
importance because it was overshadowed by Pia Wurtzbach becoming Miss Universe.
“Well, honestly Tito Boy, there was really a time na iniyakan
ko po. Yes, because I won in Vienna on December 5 and Pia won two weeks after.
As a Filipina I am so proud of her, I adore her. I respect yung pinagdaanan
niya, nakakarelate po kasi ako eh, Tito Boy. It wasn’t also easy for me, I’ve
also had a couple of pageants before winning the crown. But as Miss Earth,
nalungkot ako ng konti, di na nagkaroon ng opportunity to have a welcome home
parade. Tapos I wasn’t able to meet the president, even the past one,” she
However, Angelia said she chose to focus on the reason why
she became Miss Earth instead of negative circumstances.
“Yes po nasaktan po talaga ako pero what I did was I went
back to the reason why I did this, it’s just not about fame, attention. I
joined not only for myself, my family but also for the core and advocacy of the
pageant, which is protecting and preserving the environment. So naging busy po
ako for the first few months with the projects.”
The beauty queen also shared what she hopes to impart to the
public as Miss Earth 2015.
“Nung nanalo kasi ako hindi lahat naging masaya, kasi every
one was telling me it was not possible to have a back-to-back win especially
from a pageant that’s Filipino grown, I’m a Filipina but I’m really proud I was
able to bring home the crown and I won in Vienna, Austria. So aside from the
back-to-back legacy, siguro I want my life to be a testimony na dreams do come
true. Napaka importante Tito Boy na naniniwala ka sa sarili mo,” she said.
Angelia also admitted she is sad and excited at the same time
to relinquish her crown to a new beauty queen this coming October 29. However,
she hopes to be able to continue the advocacies she has begun with Miss Earth
aside from pursuing a career in hosting.
“I’m ready for my next adventure,” Angelia remarked.