The 17-year-old Filipino who asked reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach to be his prom date had his hopes up after getting a reply from the beauty queen herself.
During Wurtzbach’s #AskMissUniverse Twitter event on Thursday, Jerel Labra from Texas, through a video message, asked the Filipino beauty title holder if she could go with him to their school’s senior prom.
Wurtzbach answered: “I’d love to go if my schedule permits. So, we’ll see. I can’t promise anything yet right now, but your message was really sweet.”
@JerelLabra @MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/zPnlatiJn8
— Pia Wurtzbach Jauncey (@PiaWurtzbach) January 28, 2016
Labra expressed gratitude to Wurtzbach for noticing his proposal, adding he was hoping the Miss Universe would make it to their date.
“Thank you for your reply Pia! I hope you can make it, but please make time for it! Excited na ‘ko,” Labra tweeted.
The teenager also posted a video of himself working out in the gym, saying Wurtzbach’s reply inspired him to be more physically fit.
“When @Miss Universe @PiaWurtzbach gives me that inspiration to work out harder at the gym,” he said. YG/RC