MANILA – Miss Universe-Philippines 2015 Pia Wurtzbach clarified that she and President Benigno Aquino III were not dating and were really just friends, nothing more.
“Hindi ko siya nakikita, actually. Very busy ako. Very busy din siya. Pero ganun pa rin naman.,” she said.
(I’m not seeing him, actually. I’m very busy. He’s very busy too. But it’s still the same.)
Wurtzbach, however, admitted that she and the president were occasionally communicating through text messages.
The beauty queen instantaneously added that it was a ‘challenge’ for her to talk about Aquino as she didn’t understand why her interaction with him was such a big deal when they were just friends.
Wurtzbach wanted to focus on representing the Philippines in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant. Hence, she had no time for having any love life.
“It’s really quite a challenge to answer the questions regarding him when all I’m trying to do is focus on the pageant and show everyone na ‘yun talaga ang focus ko ngayon, ‘yun ang priority ko ngayon,” she said.
(It’s really quite a challenge to answer the questions regarding him when all I’m trying to do is focus on the pageant and show everyone that the pageant is really my focus right not, it’s my priority right now.)
“I don’t think it (seeing him) has anything to do with why we’re here today. And also, it’s like I don’t really see why it’s so important for people to find out every detail about it,” she added, referring to her friendship with the president.
Wurtzbach then assured her supporters that they had nothing to worry about, especially about her getting distracted.
“My supporters don’t have to worry about me getting distracted. My trainers don’t have to worry about me getting distracted kasi ‘yun (the pageant) lang ang nasa isip ko,” she said.
(My supporters don’t have to worry about me getting distracted. My trainers don’t have to worry about me getting distracted because my mind is focused on it (the pageant).)
Wurtzbach then reiterated that Aquino and her were just great friends and if there was something more, she assured the public that they would know.
“Matagal kong niligawan itong koronang ito. Ito yung boyfriend ko ngayon,” she said.
(I pursued this crown for the longest time. This is my boyfriend now.)
Rumors of Wurtzbach and Aquino getting along started when the beauty queen was spotted having dinner with the president at a restaurant in Quezon City. They had also hanged out together with some common friends for a couple of times already.