Pia Wurtzbach to Jessy Mendiola's critics: Confident Filipinas should be celebrated
Miss Universe wants the bullying to stop.
(SPOT.ph) FHM Philippines' Sexiest Woman of the Year Jessy Mendiola has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism. Some say she doesn't deserve her title because she's not sexy enough, while others say she's too cocky.
— Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurtzbach) August 2, 2016
In a tweet on Thursday, August 3, reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach defended Mendiola (above), calling for people to celebrate confidence. This isn't the first time she has come to the latter's defense.
Mendiola earlier drew ire when she jokingly said she beat Wurtzbach for the title, saying, "Talo ko pa si Pia Wurtzbach, 'di ba? Nakakaloka iyong ganito. Sobrang overwhelming. Kung siya ay confidently beautiful with a heart, tayo ay confidently sexy with a heart."
— Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@PiaWurtzbach) July 29, 2016
Wurtzbach later took to Twitter to express her support and congratulate Mendiola. In an interview, she responded to her critics, saying, "Ang sweet nga [ni Pia] to tweet that. Kung siya nga nakita niya as a joke 'yon, bakit parang other people won’t see that as a joke?"