Seven years after she was crowned Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach will return on stage this time as host of the Miss Universe Philippines finals on April 30. She will co-host the pageant alongside Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Tebow.
Speaking to MUPH Communications Director Voltaire Tayag, Pia gave timely advice for the 32 candidates who will battle it out for the La Mer en Majestè crown.
“You’ve been studying, preparing, and training for this, so now, give it all you’ve got but don’t forget to enjoy the process!” she said. “It’s easy to get caught up in the noise and other people’s opinions of you… but don’t forget to listen to your own voice too! Dedicate your journey to something that matters, and put your heart into everything that you do! You can do it!”
Pia also said that she’s touched that people still continue to follow her journey despite transitioning to other ventures such as hosting, food businesses, and podcasting.
“I think I’m the one more excited to be doing this for Miss Universe PH! I think it’s because I try my best to stay connected to them through social media. I try to keep you guys updated with what’s going on in my life and share bits and pieces of what I’m doing now. While social media is great to reach different people, I do miss meeting and going to gatherings where I can meet everyone though. Maybe soon!”
Catch Pia, Demi, and Iris together once again on April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Check out the ticket prices on SM Tickets for more information.