- Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach cheered for Manny Pacquiao during his fight against Jessie Vargas
- The Pinay beauty queen was seen trailing Pacman together with the Team Pacquiao
- Pia is an avid fan of the Filipino boxer
The two Filipino prides joined forces as Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach personally cheered for Manny Pacquiao in his fight against Mexican-American boxer Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas.
Pia, a self-confessed fan of the Filipino champ, posted a throwback photo on her Instagram account showing pink boxing gloves with Pacman's signature. She wrote:
"Throwing back to when my boxing idol @mannypacquiao gave me these earlier this year. I've always been a fan and I think some of you know that well. Haha. Remember that tweet? Tonight I will be cheering for him live here in Las Vegas! I can't wait to see our national pride in action! #FistsUp #PinoyPride #MannyPacquiao"
In a video posted by reporter Dyan Castillejo, Pia was also seen trailing Pacquiao together with his entourage as they were making their way inside the arena. When asked for her message for Manny, the beauty queen said:
“I am a huge fan. I think everybody knows this. I am really praying. Please let it happen. Let him win.”
Pia then joined the Team Pacquiao on the ringside before the fight started.
Pia previously promised to "avenge" the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant after Pacquiao lost his fight dubbed as the "Fight of the Century" against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The beautiful Pinay with a heart then won in the 2015 Miss Universe, the third Filipina who took home the crown.