- Pia Wurtzbach has apologized to National Artist Ricky Lee after the viral "hawi" incident
- In the said incident, the renowned writer was seen being pushed away by a security guard while he was talking and shaking hands with Pia
- During "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" on Wednesday, Boy said the beauty queen has reached out to the national artist
- She apologized to Ricky for the incident, which took place at the Manila International Book Fair
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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has apologized to Ricky Lee due to the incident where the national artist was pushed away by her security personnel at the Manila International Book Fair on Sept. 14.
According to a video by ABS-CBN News, Pia was greeting and shaking hands with the renowned writer when one of her bodyguards separated them.
The incident happened while the beauty queen was walking to the stage for the launch of her book "Queen of the Universe: A Novel: Love, Truth, Beauty."
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In the "Today's Talk" segment of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" on Wednesday, Boy said Pia has reached out to the national artist.
"Nag-reach out na si Pia, even if it was not Pia's fault, to apologize, to say sorry na nangyari ito," the Asia's King of Talk said.
"Naayos na ito pero leksyon po sa atin, dahil importante na tinatrato natin [ng maayos] ang number one, seniors. Number two, this was a book fair, this was a cultural event," Boy added.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Ricky shared his honest reaction to the viral incident.
"Hindi kinakailangan na senior or hindi kinakailangang National Artist. Pero kung may taong nilapitan din ni Pia, kinamayan pa ni Pia, respetuhin niya [guard] 'yung tao at si Pia, kasi kilala ni Pia," he said.
"Pero hindi niya kailangang hawiin kasi si Pia mismo ang lumapit at nakipag-usap. So, kawalang respeto 'yon hindi lang sa akin kundi kay Pia. Hindi in-acknowledge ng guard na in-acknowledge ako ni Pia."
On the other hand, the "Para Kay B" author also said he only noticed the occurrence when his assistant showed the viral video to him.
“Nagulat ako, bakit may ganitong comments. Hindi ko naman naramdaman, wala akong naramdaman na nangyari na ganoon. Siguro, hindi lang ako masyadong pala-pansin sa sarili," he said.
Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder. She is one of the four Filipinas to earn the title. She is now married to travel entrepreneur Jeremy Jauncey. They had their wedding in Seychelles.
Pia’s husband has recently turned a year older. The beauty queen took to social media and shared how they celebrated his birthday. According to Pia’s post, they had a “quiet weekend” at a wellness resort in Batangas. The Miss Universe 2015 titleholder uploaded photos showing glimpses of their peaceful getaway.
Recently, Jeremy took to Instagram and shared how happy Pia was during their trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. He said that he did not think that he had ever seen Queen P so happy. Jeremy also described Disneyland as the "Happiest Place on Earth". The husband of Queen P also shared photos of their trip to HK Disneyland, and Pia surely looked very happy.
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