Heads up, abangers!
Apparently, there is no existing policy by the Miss Universe Organization which prevents winners like her from entertaining suitors and eventually getting into a relationship during her reign.
"Yes you're allowed [to be in a relationship]. They don't try to tell you to not have a boyfriend. Of course not," Pia shared on Umagang Kay Ganda, her first Philippine TV interview since being crowned.
"There's no 'boyfriend rule.' As long as you're focused with your duties, you know your responsibilities and you don't let it disrupt you."
Although for her part, she said she doesn't "have to worry about anything" for she is not involved with anyone as of the moment.
"Wala pa nga eh. Nagtataka na nga ako kung anong problema kung bakit wala. Nanalo na nga ako ng Miss Universe, wala pa rin?"
She continued, "Biro lang. Wala talaga. Sa tingin ko mahirap din kasi 'yung schedule ang higpit talaga."
Meanwhile, the newly crowned Miss Universe 2015 also commented on the viral video of a certain someone burning her effigy to welcome 2016.
"Nabalitaan ko 'yun. Nag-research ako ng kaunti, nalaman ko na tradition nila, every New Year, sinusunog nila 'yung bad memories para 'di na maulit sa susunod na Bagong Taon," she related. "'Yan ang kagandahan ng Miss Universe eh, may matututunan ka tungkol sa mga customs ng ibang bansa. 'Yung iba, medyo nakakagulat pero ganun talaga."
In another interview, this time with US morning news and talk show Good Morning America (GMA), Pia was asked about the idea of sharing the Miss Universe 2015 crown with first runner-up Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez.
"I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown," she told host Lara Spencer during her first-ever sit-down interview as the new Queen. "But I have high hopes that this will give great opportunities for me and for Miss Colombia and the rest of the contestants."
Well said, Pia!
Watch her full appearance on GMA in the video below:
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