- Filipino pageant fans pit Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray against each other.
- They both tried multiple times to bring home the crown.
- Pia has always remained supportive of Catriona’s journey to win the crown.
People always seem to take it upon themselves to pit two women against each other. This time, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is being pitted against newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Pia and Catriona’s win.
Wurtzbach joined Binibining Pilipinas three times. In 2013, she was named as the 1st Runner Up. In 2014, she only placed in the Top 15. On her third attempt, she won the highest title of Miss Universe-Philippines and went to compete in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant and eventually brought home the crown.
She had the most controversial win as Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.
Gray was crowned Miss World-Philippines in 2016 where she also had four special awards besting in: Swimsuit, Evening Gown, Fashion Runway and Talent. After winning her national competition, she competed at Miss World 2016 and placed in the Top 5.
She was announced as the 3rd Runner Up.
Catriona was officially accepted as a competitor at the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 pageant. She was later crowned as the Miss Universe-Philippnes along with other special awards, besting in: National Costume Award, Evening Gown and Swimsuit.
She went trending during the preliminary competition when she went out the stage wearing her hot pink swimsuit. She walked the runway and did her signature slow-mo twirl.
“Some pinoys are shading and comparing Pia to Catriona!!! WTF you guys.. ang paplastic nyo. Never compare 2 queens bc they have their own identity. Pashnea”
Some pinoys are shading and comparing Pia to Catriona!!! WTF you guys.. ang paplastic nyo. Never compare 2 queens bc they have their own identity. Pashnea
— Moses Elijah Jamero (@motmoott) December 18, 2018
“di ko gets yung mga nagko-compare kina Pia at Catriona. “Pia pa rin.””
di ko gets yung mga nagko-compare kina Pia at Catriona.
“Pia pa rin.” pic.twitter.com/yhZB8k0zdW
— ᗷOᗷi’ᔕ (@haidieish) December 18, 2018
“mas maganda paden si catriona compare kay pia”
“Hate to compare but it is what it is. Which Miss Universe Philippines win is more impressive.. Catriona or Pia?🤔”
“Ok. So I know Catriona Gray is now the Miss Universe2018 but let’s not forget and compare her victory to Pia Wurtzbach. That’s just rude. ♥️🇵🇭”
“TBH I like Catriona better than Pia”
“I like Catriona better over Pia maski sa sagot niya lang ramdam mo yun genuine siya. Rhetoric man o hindi pero nasa kanya kung naniniwala siya tlga sa pinagsasabi niya at kita naman na oo naniniwala siya.”
I like Catriona better over Pia maski sa sagot niya lang ramdam mo yun genuine siya. Rhetoric man o hindi pero nasa kanya kung naniniwala siya tlga sa pinagsasabi niya at kita naman na oo naniniwala siya.
— Will Reyes (@willreyesss) December 18, 2018
“YES GO QUEEN CATRIONA now go forth and be better than pia babybackribz”
YES GO QUEEN CATRIONA now go forth and be better than pia babybackribz
— George Kua (@George_Kua) December 17, 2018
Pia has always remained supportive of Catriona‘s journey to win the crown. They both have yet to speak up on this issue.