- Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach finally broke her silence in a lengthy Instagram post clarifying that she hasn't forgotten her advocacy to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS
- The confidently beautiful with a heart beauty queen stressed that what she says in public is a promise and that she keeps her words
- Pia was also criticized for not doing her Miss Universe duties last September by one IG user @itsbieneyc who told her: “Nagmodel ng nagmodel wala mnlng post about humanitarian mission,” and to which she replied: “Bukas nasa UN ako. Ikaw?”
Below is what Miss Universe 2016 posted on her personal IG account.
"Just to get some things straight.
"I haven't forgotten about my advocacy, ok? I'm so tired of people complaining that I haven't found "the cure" for HIV when clearly I said I would raise awareness.
"I'm not magically gonna come up with a potion that cures everything.
"I know the whole being chosen out of 79 from all over the world, getting crowned in a beautiful gown in front of billions of people is all good.
"But are you really getting the point of my message during the final Q&A? I said I would raise awareness. Putting the spotlight on it so we can start talking about it.
"Just like during the competition, I wasn't posting my everyday pageant activities and that upset a lot of fans. They thought I wasn't doing any effort.
"I just really did not like posting anything online. Why? Cos I didn't feel like I needed to. Instagram isn't part of the judges panel.
"Am I gonna carry my phone around with me and take every selfie, every photo I see to ease your worries?
"No. I don't work like that. I put my phone down and I work.
"And did it work? Yes. Sometimes the plans you carry have a bigger chance of reaching a larger magnitude if you're just focused on the work.
"I'm good with letting people know about what I'm doing or what I plan to do.
"I'm a woman of my word. What I say in public is a promise.
"Why worry about updating everyone on social media and in the process losing the experience because you were on your phone the whole time staging photos.
"Now ask yourself. Did you get yourself tested? This year the numbers have gone at an all time high. But maybe that's because more people are getting themselves tested making our statistics more accurate.
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"I can't work a miracle here. I still consider myself as a student and I'm learning more and more everyday.
"So before you go saying that I haven't done anything, the mere fact that you're talking about how little I am doing charity work for HIV/AIDS, isn't that awareness in itself?
"You're thinking about it, right? Talking about it, correct? Bashing me in the process BUT still getting the message out there.
"I don't have to spell it out.
The reigning Miss Universe ended her long message with these incredibly powerful words:
"Oh and here's a bikini photo. Just so I get your attention."
Here's Pia gracing the runway in New York with her effortless beauty and elegance.