Pia Wurtzbach writes an open letter to defend Stella Marquez from bashers

21 May 2016 | Angelopedia

Reigning Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wrote an open letter to guard Stella Marquez-Araneta from haters.

Stella Marquez-Araneta is the founder and chairperson of Binibining Pilipinas and also hails from Colombia. 

The Filipina beauty took her personal Instagram handle to showcase her support to Stella. She posted an open letter which reads –

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Pia Wrutzbach writes an open letter to defend Stella Marquez from bashers


missuniverseMadam Stella Marquez Araneta is the national director in Miss Philippines and she is Colombian. She is married to a highly respected Filipino businessman. Also, she was the very first woman to win the Miss International title ever. She also competed in Miss Universe and placed top 15. Today, she is the Charge d' Affaires of the Consulate of Colombia to Manila in the Philippines. I've known Madam for years. We've been through a lot, happiness and tears, and she has been a witness to my determination. See, I live alone in Manila. They are family to me, she is family to me. People may have said a lot of things about her, about me, but at the end of the day, I am her daughter. Madam, thank you for trusting me. I promised to not ever lie to you or let you down. I will never forget the day I found out that my biological father passed away and I was in the office of Binibini already ready to leave for an event. She immediately went to me to comfort me. She insisted that I go skip work and go home and rest but I said "No, Madam. I don't want to be alone in my apartment. Nobody there at the event has to know. I can still go." And also that fateful day where I requested to talk to her privately and vowed that I would not go behind her back and asked her to just please trust me to wear a Filipino made gown in blue which was my color of choice. Even little moments where I would google translate and say "voy a ser miss Universo!" Just to see her smile. I worked years to gain her trust, even when I lost. When I lost in 2014 I was the last candidate to leave the coliseum cos I was looking for her to say goodbye, we hugged and I said "I thought I would be here longer". But I think deep inside she knew I would be back. There were many ups and downs, not just with me but also the other queens as well. But after all that, this was and is the end result. So you see, the person that trusted me to compete is from Colombia. So why the hate? In fact, we are bonded by years of partnership and a sense of family. I hope the hateful messages and cyber bullying can stop soon. Let's show respect. And I'm not writing this to gain your love, I am writing this to show my respect.

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach recalls the controversial coronation of Miss Universe 2015 held on December 20 in Las Vegas wherein the host Steve Harvey erroneously crowned Miss Colombia 2015 Ariadna María Gutiérrez Arévalo as Miss Universe 2015 and since then Pia Wurtzbach has been in the receiving end of hate messages from haters.

Regardless of the downbeat statements, the Pinay queen — the third Filipina to win the prominent crown — remains optimistic and devoted to fulfilling her duties as Miss Universe 2015.

She took her official Instagram handle on Sunday, Pia addressed her haters by introducing her relationship with the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated founder and chairwoman Stella Marquez Araneta.

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