The beauty queen posted a bikini photo on Instagram ‘to get your attention’ and clarified that she promised to raise awareness not find a cure.
“I haven't forgotten about my advocacy, ok? I'm so tired of people complaining that I haven't found "the cure" for HIV when clearly I said I would raise awareness. I'm not magically going to come up with a potion that cures everything.”
Pia also added that she doesn’t need to post her everyday activities on social media.
“Just like during the competition, I wasn't posting my everyday pageant activities and that upset a lot of fans. They thought I wasn't doing any effort. I just really did not like posting anything online. Why? Cos I didn't feel like I needed to. Am I going to carry my phone around with me and take every selfie, every photo I see to ease your worries? No.
“I'm good with letting people know about what I'm doing or what I plan to do. I'm a woman of my word. What I say in public is a promise.”
In the end, Pia points out she’s doing her best to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the fact that people are bashing her about not doing her job makes it effective.
“I can't work a miracle here. I still consider myself as a student and I'm learning more and more every day. So before you go saying that I haven't done anything, the mere fact that you're talking about how little I am doing charity work for HIV/AIDS, isn't that awareness in itself? You're thinking about it, right? Talking about it, correct? Bashing me in the process BUT still getting the message out there.”