Philippine bet Rachel Peters was able to enter the Top 10 in the recent Miss Universe 2017 competition, however she was unsuccessful on making it to the Top 5 and many Filipinos were very much disappointed.
During the Miss Universe 2017, Pia Wurtzbach is one of the judges and netizens claim that Pia's role as a judge played a big factor in Rachel Peters' loss.
According to reports, Wurtzbach and Peters are under different beauty pageant training camps.
Wurtzbach is under Aces and Queens, while Peters is under Kagandahang Flores.
Netizens claim that since they come from different camps, Pia purposely did not helped in any way to support the country's bet.
KAMI learned about this issue from FashionPulis
Some netizens even say that another reason Pia doesn't want Rachel to win is because the former doesn't want the spotlight to be taken away from her.
They claim that Rachel can ace the Q&A portion and Pia is well aware of it so she made sure that Rachel won't enter the Top 5.
The post from Fashion Pulis garnered mixed reactions from netizens.
Some people think that it's ridiculous to put the blame on Pia since she is not the only judge in the pageant.
"Grabe naman tong mga to, sinisi agad si Pia? Hndi ba matanggap na talo si Miss Philippines? Si Pia lang ba judge?? Kailangan ba pag may Pinoy na judge kailangan din taasan nya ang score sa kababayan? Syempre ibabase parin nla sa performance. Grabe tlaga mga Pilipino mag isip oh!"
"We’ve been on the top 5 for how many years? Nakakasuya naman kung puro tayo. And Rachel didnt have that winning glow that night so move on na."
"Nakakaloka na talaga ang takbo ng utak ng mga pinoy! Pakitid ng pakitid"
"Totoo naman, nanood din ako at walang dating si atey compared sa ibang candidates. Tanggapin na lang natin yun, move on, at magpadala ng mas bonggang candidate next year. Hindi ganyang may chismisan pang nagaganap! Nakakahiya!"
But some netizens think otherwise:
"Tanggapin man natin o hindi, Nabawasan yung chance ni rachel manalo dahil judge si pia. It might not be pia giving low pts to rachel pero possible na binigyan si rachel ng mababang pts since they think that pia might give her high pts since kababayan. But we’ll never know. :)"
"Sana lang dinala ni Pia.ng todo! Nobody can question naman her scores. Final.yun...looks like di itinodo.ang suporta"
What do you think KAMI readers? Do you agree that Pia Wurtzbach as a judge played a factor in Rachel Peters' loss?