In a post on her Instagram account, Pia posted a photo wearing a bikini while addressing her bashers.
"Just to get some things straight. I haven't forgotten about my advocacy, ok?.. I said I would raise awareness. Putting the spotlight on it so we can start talking about it."
Pia explained that it wasn't her style to seek attention by posting all the work she is doing behind the scenes to promote her advocacies online.
"Just like during the competition, I wasn't posting my everyday pageant activities and that upset a lot of fans. They thought I wasn't doing any effort. I just really did not like posting anything online… I don't work like that. I put my phone down and I work. And did it work? Yes."
Pia has previously posted a bikini photo to promote HIV awareness.
Now that you're all aware that Pia is indeed doing her duties, here are some other pictures of our very own Miss Universe sizzling in a bikini. Bikini photos for a cause? Sounds like a win-win situation.