Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach strongly feels that the country has huge potential in winning the crown again with its abundance of beautiful and talented Filipinas.
"Beautiful face. She is a commercial beauty that will easily pass as a Filipina. Also, she's young and she can be trained," she told InterAksyon.
However, Lisa has stated that she doesn't have any plans on taking the path of a beauty queen for now, although she's not entirely closing her doors to the idea.
Meanwhile, Pia is also pushing for the prestigious pageant to be held in the Philippines.
"I am actively campaigning for it and we all want the pageant to happen here. But it hasn't been confirmed yet. I don't know how far along we are in making it happen. The possibility is always there, but is it a done deal? I don't know," she said.
If ever it happens, it will only be the third time the country will host the event.
The Philippines first hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 1974, a year after our second Miss U winner, Margie Moran, won the crown.
The hosting stint was followed two decades after, when the pageant was held in Manila in 1994.