As probably one of the most popular and recognizable Pinays on the planet, Pia Wurtzbach shared there was a time in her life where she was still dealing with low self-esteem. “I used to be like that also but it takes time to gradually gain that confidence. You have to know what your strengths and your weaknesses are. it’s a lot of trial and error but one day they’re just going to realize na why was I so insecure before? It’s a slow process,” she said.
Pia added that if she were to leave a legacy, having the image as one of the most approachable and social media savvy celebrities is something she can be proud of. “I guess that’s how I want to be remembered as well. It’s time that beauty queens become more relatable, become more reachable, become more real,” she divulged.
Two years after her reign as Miss Universe, the 27-year-old model-actress admits she is looking forward to doing projects again in showbiz. She will be soon starring in the Metro Manila Film Fest entry The Revengers with Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla. “Well there are offers to go back to showbiz and I’m glad finally I get to do showbiz because I’ve always imagined myself going back to that anyway. For now we’re still planning things but we’ll see how it goes. But so far everything is looking very promising,” she said.
When asked if it was possible to continue focusing on her advocacies and acting, Pia confidently remarked she can do both without sacrificing anything. “I would love to explore my acting skills again but it’s been a while since I’ve been acting. You know I still have advocacies reaching out to me and then asking for appearances or to attend or to go to a school to talk about it and with my management with IMG Universe and Jonas Gaffud with Mercator, we accept it, we’re open to it and we don’t charge for it. Because it’s something that I like to do.”
Just like family oriented person, Pia said her top priority in life right now is making sure her loved ones are well provided for. “You know kasi it’s innate na in me na inaalagaan ko yung family ko because I grew up as a breadwinnner of the family. So I guess my worry now aside from making sure that I am stable is making sure that my sister is okay, that my niece Lara is okay, yung ganun na lang, that my mom’s healthy. So parang bumalik ako ulit sa dati. Right now I’m taking care of my family again,” she told the press.