With this year’s Binibining Pilipinas coronation night less than two months away, Pia Wurtzbach said she has nothing but excitement and support for the current list of women who made the cut. “I have yet to meet the girls but congratulations already for being a candidate at Binibining Pilipinas. Girls, magbabago talaga yung mga buhay niyo. Win or lose, magbabago ka, mag-iiba ka pag sumali ka sa Binibini eh. I really believed in that because ngayon na napasa ko na yung crown ko, I still carry with me the lessons that I learned,” she said.
Pia said that no matter how many times you join the pageant, there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to pursuing your dreams. “Everything that I learned as a Binibini I still carry it with me. Totoo talaga yung sinasabi nila na once a Binibini, always a Binibini. So girls, congratulations ngayon pa lang and for the repeaters, kaya niyo yan. Ginawa ko rin yun before so huwag kayong mahiya, huwag kayong mawalan ng lakas ng loob. For the beginners naman, congratulations on trying for Binibining Pilipinas. It will really change your life,” she said.
One of the biggest pieces of advice Pia said she can impart to the new batch of aspiring beauty queens is to never give up or let your doubts stop you from doing anything. “With beauty pageants, I learned a lot about myself and I learned na kaya ko pala. Before I joined beauty pageants, I never thought that I had it in me to do it. Like it was always at the back of my mind but I never thought if I was actually beauty queen material or not. And when I joined Binibini and Miss Universe, all the doubts in my head went away and I realized that if you have a dream, you’re already halfway there towards making it come true. So I realized that kaya pala. So kung iniisip mo, try mong gawin kasi hindi mo talaga alam kung ano yung puwedeng mangyari sayo,” she explained.