Pia Wurtzbach believes Catriona Gray, Andrea Meza will outshine her if beauty queens are ranked
Pia Wurtzbach expressed her admiration for her fellow Miss Universe queens Catriona Gray and Andrea Meza as she said the two would come out on top if beauty queens were ranked.
Wurtzbach, who won the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2015, said that 2019 winner Gray and current titleholder Meza were “destined for the universe,” as seen on her Instagram Story yesterday, Oct. 20. She also showed a photo of the two.
“If beauty queens had rankings, they would be at the top!” Wurtzbach told fans. “Kasi if you think about it, kung parang boxing ‘to, sila ‘yung may pinakamataas na panalo.” (Because if you think about it, if this is like boxing, they would have the most wins.)
Wurtzbach did not elaborate on why she thinks Gray and Meza would rank higher than her, though the two have earned various titles in the past, aside from their Miss Universe crowns and the national titles they won prior.
Aside from winning Miss Universe 2018, Gray ranked top five in Miss World 2016 after winning Miss World Philippines 2016. Meanwhile, Meza was named first runner-up in Miss World back in 2017 after first winning Miss Mexico 2017.
“Kung ako naman, two losses [and] two wins. ‘Yung isang win muntik pa maging draw,” Wurtzbach quipped. (As for me, [I have] two losses and two wins. One of the wins was almost a draw.)
The “two losses” were her failed stints in Binibining Pilipinas 2013 and 2014. Her “two wins” were when she finally won the title Binibining Pilipinas Universe in 2015, which qualified her to join Miss Universe, eventually winning the crown.
The “draw” that she joked about referred to her Miss Universe coronation moment where pageant host Steve Harvey erroneously announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.
Wurtzbach ended a 42-year drought for a Miss Universe crown in the Philippines, taking home the title after Margie Moran’s 1973 win.
Wurtzbach, Gray and Meza attended the Miss South Africa 2021 coronation night last Saturday, Oct. 16. They also bonded over a meal with fellow queens Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2019) and Demi-Leigh Tebow (Miss Universe 2017). JB