- Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach posted a lengthy Instagram post on May 8 with a message for the next Philippine president
- Wurtzbach hopes the next president will not fail the nation and not forget the LGBT community
- As the reigning Miss Universe, Wurtzbach is not endorsing any candidate for the 2016 elections
On the night before the May 9 elections, reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach shared a message to the next elected president of the Philippines through a lengthy Instagram post.
According to an article published on May 8 2016 by GMA News Online, the Filipina-German beauty queen posted a photo of her homecoming parade, through her Instagram account:@piawurtzbach, expressing her love for the motherland.
“Alam ko hindi po ako purong Pilipino pero ang puso ko ay nasa inyong lahat. Sa Cagayan De Oro pa lang naiisip ko na na naiiba ako. Marami akong gustong sabihin at malawak ang mga pangarap ko. Hindi lang sa sarili ko pero pati sa Pilipinas.” she said.
[I know I’m not purely a Filipino but my heart is with all of you. When I was still in Cagayan De Oro, I’ve always thought I was different. I had a lot of things to say and I had big dreams. Not just for myself but also for the Philippines. ]
“Pinagdadasal ko po na maging malinis at makatarungan ang proseso at resulta ng eleksyon. Isa lang po akong pinagpalang Pilipina na pinagkatiwala ng Diyos para sa responsibilidad na ito. Beauty Queen lang po ako. Wala po akong mapapala dito. Pero sino man ang susunod na magiging pangulo ng ating bayan, binibigay namin ang tiwala namin sa inyo. Sana po ‘wag n’yo kaming biguin.” she added.
[I’m praying for clean and just elections. I’m just a blessed Filipina who was entrusted with this responsibility by God. I’m just a beauty queen. I won’t get anything out of this. But whoever will be the next president of our country, we put our trust in you. I hope you won’t fail us.]
The beauty queen, who is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocate, called on to the next Philippine president not to forget the LGBT community.
“Kaya po may rainbow sa picture, wag n’yo pong kalimutan ang LGBT community,” she said.
[That’s why there’s a rainbow in the picture, please don’t forget the LGBT community.]
Mentioned in an article by Manila Bulletin, Wurtzbach clarified that, as the reigning Miss Universe, she is to remain neutral about her political stance in the 2016 elections and is not endorsing any candidates.
“Just to be clear. I am not pushing any candidate for the upcoming elections,” Wurtzbach said.