When she’s not busy traveling to different exotic locations around the world with boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey, beauty queen and actress Pia Wurtzbach has also been a staunch advocate of mental health through her online show Holding Space: Voices of Hope on her YouTube channel.
The 32-year-old model surprised her followers by getting candid about her own personal feelings especially when it comes to her loved ones. Pia hinted that she was planning to share an even longer post about the topic at a later time.
She wrote, “I posted this on my stories and I received a lot of replies so I thought I’d share it on my timeline as well. 💙 Today was a fruitful day — connecting with friends and checking up on each other. Honestly, I was hesitating to post it noong una, but then I saw that a lot of people can relate to it pala… so here goes.
“So I've been preparing for this big speech the past couple of weeks. It's really personal and some of the things I shared triggered some memories/emotions that I kept inside for too long. You guys know naman my childhood/young adult years were quite challenging. I'm happy I pushed through and I'll share it with you guys very soon. But yes it did put me in a bad place for a few days. 😅”
In the same post, Pia reached out to her followers who can relate to her posts and who are also dealing with mental health issues on their own.
“Sometimes when you go back to the past, it still stings! And even for someone like me who looks like they got their life together from the outside, could still be going through a mental health journey. And I guess I'm writing this, not to be paawa or ask for sympathy, because I'm okay naman. But to remind you that IT’S OKAY to be down sometimes. And IT’S OKAY to talk about it openly! I don’t know, but maybe somebody needs to hear this today. You're okay, talk it out and take some time to do what’s good for your mental health 💙,” she wrote.
Last month, Pia was part of the official selection committee of the Miss South Africa pageant where she was joined by fellow beauty queens Tamaryn Green, who represented South Africa in the Miss Universe pageant in 2018, and reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza.