Liza Soberano ‘wonderful’ as Miss Universe bet, but it needs to be her passion
MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray sees actress Liza Soberano as a potential candidate to represent the country.
But the 25-year-old beauty queen stressed it still boils down to one’s passion and willingness.
During her contract signing with ABS-CBN Books Thursday, Gray was asked whom she thinks could be fit as the Philippines’ Miss Universe bet.
“Well, everyone always wanted Liza to join, di ba?” Gray said.
“She’s very very beautiful and I feel like she would be wonderful, but I really feel it needs to be the girl that wants to do it,” she added.
Gray, who just relinquished her title to South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi, underscored the need for passion to join despite encouragement from other people.
“Even if you have so many people saying, ‘Yes, this is for you, this is your time,’ unless you feel it, it needs to be your own passion, it needs to be your own will,” Gray said.
Soberano had been eyed by pageant fans and even Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach to represent the country at the coveted pageant.
Soberano even portrayed Wurtzbach in her life story in anthology series “Maalaala Mo Kaya” back in 2017.
Edited by JPV
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