Things to take from Pia, our kween | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

1 Laban nang laban —nang laban.

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Three times, mga besh! Laban lungs!

2 Share the crown.

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From the time her crown was accidentally put over Colombia’s head, to the interviews where she gamely shared it to anyone who asked about it, to her #Crowned initiative, don’t make it about the crown. One, don’t be materialistic. Two, nobody wants a stage-hogger.

3 But mark your territory din, ’teh.

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Sabi nga niya kay Tito Boy: “He’s mine.” Back off!

4 And then make jokes about it, because your sense of humor is superior.

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The bit where she handed a pair of eyeglasses to Steve Harvey was gold.

5 Which brings us to another lesson:

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Pakawalan mo na. As what happened to the most popular Miss Universe, it’s all for the best.

6Be normal, be yourself; be relatable.

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Go play “Pokémon Go,” din.

7Help make someone’s dream come true. It’s easy. Sagutin mo na manliligaw mo. Tsar.

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8Make it happen. Proof: Jan. 30.

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9Filipino-first policy.

You will see two preferences in the photo—“sangkap Pinoy” (half-Pinoy) and “gawang Pinoy.” The latter is our point. She put the spotlight on local designers and the country.

10“With a heart,” always.

She’s championed many things—from HIV advocacy to women empowerment to helping kids achieve a normal life. She spoke against bullying and body-shaming. As Ate Krissy says: “Love, love, love!” —Vaughn Alviar

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