Miss Universe 2015 clarifies just because she isn’t posting photos on social media it doesn’t mean she’s not doing anything about her advocacies.
Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach has had enough of her online bashers criticizing her for not fulfilling her promise when she won the title. Pia promised during the question and answer portion that she will help raise awareness on HIV/AIDS.
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.”
Pia will soon be relinquishing her crown to her successor in the Miss Universe pageant, to be held here in the country on January 2017.