pa din ang isa sa mga judges ng katatapos lang na Cycle 5 ng Asia's Next Top Model na si 2015 Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach na walang naging biased sa pagka panalo si Maureen Wroblewitz.
Here are some photos from the big finale of Asia's Next Top Model ⚡ I'm so impressed to see how much the girls have improved. Even the girls that didn't make it to the finale, they look like models! Legit models! So proud 👏 This show really changes girls into professional models. And so now that we've made it this far... Who do you think will win tonight? Is it Maureen? Is it Shikin? Or is it Tu? 🇵🇭🇲🇾🇻🇳 9pm on StarWorld tonight! @asntm #asntm5
Sa panayam na ito kay Pia sa opening ng Huawei store sa Mall of Asia, ibinahagi ni Pia ang kanyang saloobin tungkol sa pagka panalo ni Maureen bilang first Pinay na nagwagi sa model search.
"I just want to make it clear that it wasn't just me who made the decision, marami po kaming judges, lima po kami at hindi po biased yung decision na because there's a Filipina judge on the show, it means that 'I choose the winner.' There are other judges in the show and we have to respect their decisions," pahayag ni Pia.
Dagdag pa ni Pia ginawa lamang niya ang kanyang tungkulin bilang isa sa mga judge.
"I play fair as one of the judges, I judged the first episode and I was able to look at the girls’ progress throughout the competition and I was there to decide the winner during the finale," paliwanag pa nito.
Bukod kay Maureen, pinuri din ni Pia ang mga runners-up na sina Shikin Gomez at Minh Tu Nguyen dahil sa galing at husay na ipinakita ng mga ito.
Stunning. A well deserved win. A girl who was doubted for having the least modeling experience, for being soft spoken, for being one of the shortest girls in the competition and being called "just a pretty face". You have proven them all wrong and now YOU ARE Asia's Next Top Model. Congratulations, Maureen. You have taught us that even when the odds are against you, if your will power to win is strong, you can come out victorious. 🇵🇭 To Shikin, The first time I met you I saw myself in you. I know you are a fighter. You are a great learner and you have huge potential. And that distinct look! Wow. It's unmistakable. You've improved so much and I am sure you will do well in the industry. I am so sure of it. 🇲🇾 To Tu, please stop the hate guys.😞 I DO NOT hate Tu. In fact I think she is beautiful, fierce and strong. She has a spirit that is hard to miss. If there were any misunderstandings from the fans thinking that I hate her, I'm sorry but that's not true. I love Vietnam. 🇻🇳 Congratulations to all the girls. You've all improved, I was so shocked to see how confident you all were at the finals. Now you are PROFESSIONAL MODELS. 😊🙏 Thank you for tuning it to @asntm guys. I had fun during my part in the show and I hope to see all of again soon. I love you all! 👑 - Pia💙
"Maureen really proved herself to be really good, Shikin was a very strong contender and also Tu, she's very strong, she's very beautiful and I think we [judges] chose the winner," sabi pa ni Pia.
Bilang unang Pinay na nagwagi sa Asia's Next Top Model, tiwala si Pia na maganda ang magiging karera ni Maureen.
"She's in good hands. She trained so well. I saw her from day one to finale, magaling siya and let's be proud of her," ani pa ni Pia.
Nag-congratulate din para kay Maureen ang America's Next Top Model host at Super Model na si Tyra Banks.