MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Pia Wurtzbach’s answer to the final question during the recent Miss Philippines Beauty Pageant was memorable: “Always think before you click.”
However, it didn’t really directly answer the question on what she thinks about Internet censorship. (In a subsequent TV interview, she qualified that her answer meant that we need self-censorship.)
Wurtzbach ended up winning the Miss Philippines Universe crown, nonetheless.
As she prepares to compete in the next Miss Universe Pageant which will be held in Budapest, Hungary, Wurtzbach has been advised by Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta to have an interpreter should she make it to the 5 finalists. BPCI is the franchise holder of Miss Universe in the Philippines.
(Many Filipina candidates to Miss Universe made it all the way to the top 5 in recent years, but their answers to the final question always seemed to have cost them the crown.)
In an interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Wurtzbach confirmed that indeed, she will use an interpreter. “I will answer the final question in German.”
Wurtzbach is half Filipina and half German.
While the main language spoken in Budapest is Hungarian, a good 11 percent of its population speak German. So it may be a smart move on the part of Wurtzbach to speak her mind in German to better endear herself to the pageant audience as well as the judges.
We wish her the best and Viel Gluck! That’s “Good Luck!” in German.