It is public knowledge that Pia Wurztbach joined Binibining Pilipinas twice before finally claiming the title on her third try. This was one of the major reasons why she easily became an inspiration to many who aspired to achieve their dreams. And why our nation believed she would win the much-coveted crown. The Maalaala Mo Kaya episode “Korona” which featured her story, however, had one scene that showed people didn’t always have faith in her.
After the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Grand Coronation Night where she only made it as far as the pageant’s Top 15, a reporter greeted her backstage for an interview. One of the questions was, “Ano’ng reaction mo sa mga nagsasabi, kaya ka natalo ay dahil tumaba ka?” She had even been compared her to a wardrobe. But as expected, Pia had the perfect response, “Instead na mag-focus po tayo sa kung bakit po ako natalo, focus na lang po tayo sa kung bakit nanalo po ang mga nanalo.”
When asked if she had plans to join again despite some thinking she was pathetic, Pia was completely stunned and speechless. She didn’t get to give a reaction to the question, but the scene that followed said it all for her. Liza Soberano’s acting was on point in conveying her feeling of heartbreak and defeat.
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If it means anything now, we believe these photos could answer that second question for Pia. “Bata pa lang may pangarap na,” the caption from one of her Instagram posts read. In another she wrote, “I LOVED being on stage.”
She is one of the most inspiring women in the universe. Not only for her beauty but also because of her intelligence and spirit. Pia was made to be Miss Universe. Now, more than the crown, she has also become proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.