MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines has challenged an elite group of Filipina women who have signed a letter to the Miss Universe Organization to cancel the pageant in the Philippines to a fist fight.
The letter is petitioning that the upcoming Miss Universe pageant not be held in the Philippines in January as scheduled.
The petitioners cited the current political atmosphere in the Philippines as well as what they perceived to be an anti-women stance of the Duterte administration as among the reasons to cancel the pageant in the Philippines.
But Wurtzbach is not taking this issue just sitting down.
In a post on her Facebook page, she assured the beauty pageant-loving Filipinos that she will take care of making sure the popular international beauty contest will be held in the Philippines as scheduled.
She also challenged the petitioners to a fist fight if it comes down to that.
“When I won the Miss Universe crown, I said that I want to be “confidently beautiful with a heart.” My heart goes out to the Filipino people who take pride in being the host country for this popular international beauty pageant,” Wurtzbach said.
What a fighter our Miss Universe is!