• Pia Wurtzbach defended Jessy Mendiola after her ‘Talo ko pa si Pia’ statement became viral
  • Jessy said she asked some of their common friends to extend her gratitude to Pia
  • She said if Pia saw her statement as a joke, why can’t others see it that way

MANILA, Philippines – Jessy Mendiola is very grateful that Miss Universe Pia Wurzbach defended her after she got bashed over her ‘Talo ko pa si Pia’ statement.

According to an article published by ABS-CBN News, the ‘FHM Sexiest Woman’ for this year disclosed that she asked some of her friends who are also friends with Pia to extend her gratitude.

“Ang sweet nga niya to tweet that. Kung siya nga nakita niya as a joke ‘yun, bakit parang other people won’t see that as a joke?” she said

[It was very sweet of her to tweet that. If she can see it as a joke, why can’t others?]

On her Twitter account, Pia defended Jessy from bashers and wrote: “What I saw was a girl who was just really ecstatic to be given that recognition. Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations, Jessy!”

Jessy came under fire from bashers when a video of her acceptance speech during the victory party of FHM Philippines on July 26, at the Valkyrie on Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, became viral.

She told the crowd: “I think that’s what people like about me. I have a different type of body from the usual sexy and I am here to prove that I can be sexy too and that’s where my strength is coming from.

Talo ko pa si Pia Wurtzbach, ‘di ba? Nakakaloka iyong ganito. Sobrang overwhelming (I even defeated Pia Wurtzbach, right? This is crazy. It’s very overwhelming. Kung siya (If she’s) confidently beautiful with a heart, ako (I’m) sexy. So, confidently sexy with a heart.”

Pia came in the 16th place in the online poll conducted by FHM Philippines.

“I’m just really happy na nadito ako (that I’m here) tonight. It feels unreal but thank you so much. It feels so nice to be called the “Sexiest Woman in the Philippines. Thank you,” Jessy concluded her statement.