Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach to launch advocacy show with LoveYourself

09 Sep 2021 | Angelique Reyes

Pia Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe in the year 2015 and she has been paving her way upwards ever since. A few weeks ago, the diva added on to her achievements as she revealed of taking non-formal entrepreneurship classes at the Open University, University of the Philippines.

On her to Dubai with her beau, Pia revealed, in an interview, that she will soon be launching an advocacy show with LoveYourself, a volunteer organization dedicated to raising HIV awareness which she has been supporting for years. The show will focus on various issues such as living with HIV, losing a loved one to Covid-19, overcoming an eating disorder and surviving domestic abuse, etc.



Talking about the same she said, “I really learned so much from them,” sharing the importance of people being more open about their personal struggles, particularly mental health issues. “Imagine before, no one had mental health advocacy at beauty pageants. Now, so many more people are talking about it openly. I love that because we’re becoming more woke, more sensitive to the feelings of other people,” she added. She also mentioned, “It’s good because we teach people to be strong and to brush problems aside, as long as you can, fight against each other. But what if you can’t do it anymore, right? It’s becoming a conversation now.”

Moving towards the business industry, she is getting practice on entrepreneurship from her brand collaborations, milk tea shop and managing her own career, Pia pointed out that she still has a long way to go when it comes to learning about business. Wurtzbach had also shared that the journey as an entrepreneur is "a slow process," but this is the first time that she got "super excited" about something since competing in Miss Universe.



The queen is also soon launching a platform, which aims to tackle mental health and wellness by featuring several individuals to share their stories, called ‘Holding Space: Voices of Hope.’ “It is a program where we give a face to different issues affecting people’s mental wellness, while also encouraging everyone to reach out to the people that they trust for support,” Wurtzback explained

Aside from being a beauty queen and actress, she is also a culinary arts graduate and an ambassador for both UNAIDS and WWF-Philippines. She has also supported initiatives by organizations for children, the environment, and the LGBTQIA community. She is a true inspiration and example of a modern beauty queen.