In the third year anniversary special of Tonight with Boy Abunda, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach expressed her confidence in Catriona Gray. Catriona will be representing the Philippines for the Miss Universe crown this year. Pia said, “Mag-aalala pa ba tayo, Tito Boy? Kahit ako gandang-ganda ako sa kanya. Matalino. I think we have a very good chance of winning.”
To her detractors who keep saying that she doesn’t want Catriona to win, Pia had this to say, “Nasasaktan ako. I would never wish misfortune on somebody else. I won back in 2015 at iba na ang focus ko ngayon…yung mga goals ko ngayon, nagbabago na rin.”
Pia then expressed her good wishes for Catriona, “If she wins—and I do hope that she wins— I hope that she enjoys it and I hope she receives the same love that I did or kung pwede mas pa.”
The Miss Universe 2018 pageant will be held on December 16 in Bangkok, Thailand.