NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Miss Universe Organization gave Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines a $300,000 crown adorned with expensive gems, but it apparently can’t afford to loan the new Miss Universe a clean, decent cooking pot.
A photo posted on the Miss Universe social media site showing Wurtzbach, a culinary graduate, preparing a Filipino home-cooked meal using an old, dirty and rusty iron cooking pot immediately went viral.
The humble Filipina beauty didn’t seem to be bothered or complaining. But Filipino Americans across the continental U.S. had a different take. They were enraged that their beauty queen was not being treated in a royal manner.
In just hours after the photo went viral, hundreds of packages arrived by Federal Express and UPS at the Manhattan apartment of the new Miss Universe. The packages contained new, expensive, and designer cookware for Wurtzbach to use.
“I am overwhelmed and feeling so loved,” Wurtzbach said, but I can’t really use every single cookware gift that I received. I’ll most likely donate most of them to charity.”
Gracious as usual, this new Miss Universe. Worthy of the crown. Worthy of all the love and admiration.