She didn't beat around the bush and directly answered when talk show host Boy Abunda asked on Thursday: "Are you dating? Are you in love?"
With a smile on her face, she responded: "I'm dating."
The 26-year-old model shared that Mike is still adjusting to Filipino culture and the Filipino courtship rituals.
"I had to explain it to him how it is here in the Philippines. Kung paano manligaw at kung alam niya ba kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng panliligaw."
She continues: "Kung paano yung kultura nating mga Pilipino at kung paano ang mga Pinay kasi ako medyo naninibago ako sa kanya because iba yung kultura nila. At medyo naninibago din siya sa akin because medyo reserved ako. May barrier ako. Siya naman dahil doon siya lumaki, straightforward siya."
Pia said that she has not told him "I love you" yet, joking that she would like to make his life a bit hard first.
"Dapat mauna siya. Tapos pag-iisipan ko pa kung sasagutin ko," she quipped.
Before her 20-minute interview ended, the half-Filipina, half-German beauty queen said that being Miss Universe remains her top priority and she has informed Dr. Mike about it.
She said: "I assure you guys, masakit sa kanya pero sinabi ko talaga sa kanya na ito ang Number One priority ko."
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