Exclusive on TV Patrol, Europe-based Pinoy racecar driver Marlon Stockinger, who is the guest of Miss Universe 2016 Pia Wurtzbach in a special event for a beauty brand she’s endorsing, gave a statement about circulating rumors that he is pursuing her.
There have been speculations that Marlon and Pia are dating because of their sweet photo that latter posted on her social media account.
To this, Marlon says, “Me and Pia have known each other for a while through friends and we just happened to see each other in New York. So it was just a nice picture, a nice moment with her.”
When reporter MJ Felipe commented that they look good together on the photo, Marlon said, “I guess it helps if I’m beside her so I get more good looking as well.”
Asked if he and Pia are dating, Marlon replied, “Kind of hard to date each other when you’re also across each other from the Atlantic Ocean.”
MJ then asks pointblank if he is courting Pia, Marlon reiterates, “Well no. Again, we’re talking, we know each other. That's all I really want to say.”
Pia explains why she has invited Marlon to the event.
“Well why not? It’s a great event and I also have very high respects for him. He’s a true gentleman,” she said.
Pia also gave a statement on rumors that Miss Universe 2017 will no longer be held in the country.
“Unless there’s a final announcement from the Miss Universe organization I can’t say that it’s happening or it’s not,” she ended.