Actress Liza Soberano is not confident that she can live up to the fans’ expectations who suggested she join the Miss Universe Philippines beauty pageant.
Soberano’s supporters are persistent in requesting Soberano to join a national pageant. Considering her striking beauty, pageant fans see a lot of potentials in her.
After the recent non-inclusion of Rabiya Mateo in the Top 10 finalists for the recently concluded Miss Universe 2020, an FB account of Soberano posted that she will avenge the Philippines next year in the said pageant.
She, however, denied the post saying that it is not her legit account so, it is not her who confirmed the participation in the pageant.
As Soberano’s name is being dragged again as a potential Philippine representative to the international pageant, she said that she is flattered to hear those words of encouragement.
“I’m very flattered, nakakakilig na gusto ng mga tao na sumali ako sa Miss Universe.”
But, she still believes pageantry is not her thing.
She feels that she cannot handle the pressure of the competition.
“I get anxiety when I’m on stage. ‘ASAP’ pa nga lang, sasayaw lang naman ako, hindi naman magsasalita, grabe na ‘yung kaba ko.
“What more if it was for Miss Universe? I don’t think that I would give justice to everybody’s expectations. I think I would pass out on stage.”
When she played Pia in the beauty queen’s life story featured on Maalaala Mo Kaya, she realized how tedious the training for pageants is.
“Grabe, ang taas ng heels na sinusuot nila! Ako, hindi ako sanay sa sobrang mataas ng heels, kasi may height na rin ako. Sanay ako sa mababa. When I tried the high heels, I was tripping all the time. Malamang, ‘pag sumali ako sa Miss U, madadapa din ako sa stage, even though may training.”
With the stint of Mateo in Miss Universe, Soberano said that she feels hurt by Mateo’s defeat.
“When we found out she wasn’t going to be part of the top 10, we all felt really hurt for her. It wasn’t fair! Of course, bias natin ang Philippines. Everything she has been going through, all the training, hindi talaga siya biro.
“Win or lose, she’s still a winner for all of us Filipinos. I believe she represented us very well. She made us all proud. She did so amazing on stage.”
Aside from Soberano’s beauty, her philanthropic activities and advocacies make her an ideal beauty queen.