Pia Wurtzbach praised Kisses Delavin's performance in the recent Miss Universe Philippines pageant held in Bohol on Thursday, September 30.
On her Twitter page, Pia wrote, "Kisses blossomed into a woman right before our eyes. She nailed that styling! #MUPH2021Coronation."
Kisses blossomed into a woman right before our eyes. She nailed that styling! #MUPH2021Coronation
— Pia Wurtzbach (@PiaWurtzbach) September 30, 2021
Fans of Kisses extended their gratitude to Pia for her words of appreciation.
"Nakakaproud. Thank you Queen P.," one fan said.
"Huhu love you miss @PiaWurtzbach. Thanks for the love for Kisses," another fan said.
Kisses placed in the top 10 of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant.
During her top 10 interview, Kisses was asked by host KC Montero, "You often speak about being a miracle baby, how was this part of your life affected the way you have approached a pageant like this?"
Kisses answered, “Well, it has affected me in a way that I am always true to my core. I remember that every moment, I am a miracle. God could’ve let me die but He put me here and I have a mission to fulfill so I’m going to forget all my doubts and focus on His vision. I will cling on to that."
Following the pageant's results, KC penned a message for Kisses via social media.
"Kisses, I know how bad you wanted this. Don’t give up on your dreams," KC tweeted.
Kisses, I know how bad you wanted this. Don’t give up on your dreams.— KC Montero (@KCMontero) September 30, 2021
The Miss Universe Philippines pageant was the first national pageant of Kisses.
Prior to her joining MUP, Kisses won several titles in local beauty pageants. She won Miss Teen Masbate in 2013 and Miss Kaogma in 2016.
In 2016, Kisses joined Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 as an official teen housemate.
She came in as 1st runner-up of the reality show.
Beatrice Luigi Gomez was crowned Miss Universe Philippines during Thursday's coronation night.
Beatrice will represent the Philippines in the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Israel in December 2021.