Pia Wurtzbach has had it.
On Monday, Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach took her sentiments to social media on her critics questioning the progress of her advocacy in HIV awareness.
“But are you really getting the point of my message during the final Q&A? I said I would raise awareness,” Pia said.
It seemed that people were wondering if Pia was actually working on her advocacy since she wasn’t posting anything related to it on social media.
The Filipina beauty queen added that she didn’t like posting all of her pageant activities on social media.
“I just really did not like posting anything online. Why? Cos I didn’t feel like I needed to.”
In last year’s Miss Universe competition, Pia said that she would advocate for HIV awareness which according to her “relevant in her country.” Wurtzbach took home the crown ending a 42 – year drought for the Philippines.
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 the 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. 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. Oh and here's a bikini photo. Just so I get your attention. 😊🙏✌️️