Last January 24, an official grand press conference was held for the homecoming of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. During the press con, she gracefully entertained questions from the media and addressed some issues raised. She told stories about her recent victory as Miss Universe and discussed the plans that she wants to pursue during her reign. She also shared some inspirational quotes from her journey towards winning the Miss Universe crown that everyone can live by. Here they are.
5 Inspirational Quotes from Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
5. On being a Filipina beauty queen…
“We have confidence that is not forced. It is in your blood.”
Pia wants to encourage Filipinas who dream of becoming a beauty queen like her. She says that the confidence we have is innate and doesn’t need to be practiced or trained anymore. Our confidence and appeal naturally emanates and this is our ultimate edge as Filipinas in joining international beauty pageants.
4. On being gender sensitive…
“I am for gender equality…I am happy to represent everybody.”
A true queen does not discriminate. She listens to and speaks for everybody, and encourages everyone to be comfortable with their identity. Pia embraces and promotes equality among all genders. Her dream is our dream. And this is why someone who is confidently beautiful should always have a heart.
3. On lovelife and relationships…
“Kahit Miss Universe ka na, pwede ka pa rin maging sawi. #TeamSawi pa rin! … Right now, this [the crown] is my boyfriend.”
Queen P didn’t miss her chance of dropping some hugot line during the press conference. This quote gives us a realization of the fact that even though we are successful on other aspects of life, we can still fail in terms of dating and relationships. Nevertheless, we can channel our time and energy on what we have and what is present.
2. On being comfortable with your own identity…
“You can’t pretend to be somebody; you just need to be yourself.”
Pia also encourages us to be comfortable and confident with ourselves. We need to show what we really are and stop concealing our individual personality and identity just to please other people. We need to stop worrying what other people think and just feel #confidentlybeautiful.
“Never lose your faith…this will keep everything intact.”
Pia’s story of joining the Binibining Pilipinas three times before winning is known to her supporters. She reminds us that failures are part of the journey towards reaching our goals. She stands as an inspiration for us to keep our faith and continue thriving to reach our dreams regardless of the challenges we face along the way.