Liza Soberano will portray Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Maalaala Mo Kaya this June.
This was confirmed by James Banaag of Star Creatives. On his Twitter account he posted, “Yes. @lizasoberano as @PiaWurtzbach on MMK this June! Abangan.”
Liza’s supporters have expressed excitement about the news. They have started posting fan arts of Liza as the beauty queen.
Since Pia’s win of the major beauty pageant title, enthusiasts have been saying Liza also has a shot at winning the Miss Universe title.
In previous interviews with PUSH however, Liza said she does not see herself following Pia’s footsteps.
“It would be an honor to become Miss Philippines and join Miss Universe but I really don’t see myself in that path. It’s not for me. But natutuwa naman ako na people are telling me that I should join and stuff. Nakaka-touch din naman but it’s really not for me.”
Meanwhile, Zsa Zsa Padilla, who will be also part of the said episode, shared on her Instagram how it is working with the young star.
“My first time to act with this pretty lady! I must admit, it was hard focusing on my lines while looking at her beautiful face. Who knew such beauty could be distracting? ??But she's such an amazing actor and pretty soon, I felt like I was talking to my very own daughter. Please watch out for MMK soon featuring the life story of Pia Wurtzbach,” she wrote.