After 42 years, the title of Miss Universe is back in the hands of a Filipina. For one year, Pia Wurtzbach will represent the Philippines on the international stage. She would be active in various charitable works. At her homecoming, huge crowds greeted the heroine. What is Pia Wurtzbach’s story?
Pia Wurtzbach Story
Life in the Philippines is hard for most Filipinos. Time has proven that when faced with hardship, the more there is a need for heroes. Heroes give people one thing to help them get through the struggles of life.
People like Manny Pacquiao gives hope to the people. Pride is trivial. The day will come when the Filipino boxing legend steps away from the ring. All we could cling on is history itself, for it is history that will tell the narrative of the poor boy who made it big.
The pride of the Philippines does not change the lives of people.
But his story is one of hope.
There are other areas where Filipinos are world-renowned. Music is one, and the other is beauty pageants. There are many other areas Filipinos are good at, but for this post, indulge me.
Pia Wurtzbach gave the country immense pride and joy when she won the Miss Universe 2015. Despite the boo-boo committed by host Steve Harvey, her victory is sweet and IT IS A BIG DEAL.
Failing to Succeed
Her story started when she was 11 years old and became the breadwinner of her family. “It was not an easy life,” she often says during interviews.
Easy or not, she did what she had to do. In fact, her early struggles and exposure to the hardships of life prepared her for what was coming.
She didn’t win it all the first time. On succeeding times, while there were people who supported her, there were bashers too.
“People are saying na trying hard daw ako,” says Pia Wurtzbach. “Yeah, I try hard talaga. I try very hard. I try very hard because this is what I want.”
It had been a month since the Miss Universe pageant and Filipinos can’t seem to get enough. I was not surprised to see the massive turnout of people on her homecoming parade.
Everywhere she went, there were hundreds and thousands of fans cheering and celebrating.
A Message of Hope
I have nothing against admiring people who have done remarkable things. I had hoped that people would learn the lessons Pia Wurtzbach gave us.
The controversy surrounding the conclusion of the Miss Universe pageant has not died down. People are talking about Miss Colombia and Steve Harvey.
Controversy sells, doesn’t it?
Once the controversy dies down, how about you? Has your life changed for the better?
So I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that for as long as you believe in yourself, you can.
Pia Wurtzbach showed how she ignored her bashers and look at her now. She has failed again and again in the past, and because of that, she succeeded.
No matter what people tell you, and even if you fail, you fail forward.