Miss Universe 2016 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach got a second crown, and this time it was from the kids who love her to bits since she was crowned Miss Universe early this year.
“Queen of our Hearts,” is the title given to the beauty queen by Jollibee and kids at a party she hosted for the orphans of Manila’s ERMA Foundation at Jollibee Bautista-Buendia on March 31.
Pia earlier revealed in a Buzzfeed Philippines interview that she’s a Jollibee fan, with the Chickenjoy as her favorite.
Whenever she’s home, Pia never fails to visit Jollibee for a meal or two but today is different as she’s having a meal with the kids at the Jollibee lunch party. This is Pia’s second trip back home since her win.
The Jollibee branch quickly turned into a playground for four- to eight-year-old kids who – like Pia and her entourage – were served with a filling meal of two-piece Chickenjoy, chocolate sundae, and Peach Mango Pie. They were also treated to a special dance number by the Jollibee and Friends mascots.
If there’s one lesson Pia could give the kids, it would be, “Importante na lagi tayong maging magalang sa mga nakakatanda sa atin, mag-aaral nang mabuti, at parating magdasal, lalo na bago kumain (It is important that we are respectful to our elders, study well, and always pray, especially before meals).”
It can be recalled that Pia joined the local Binibining Pilipinas pageant three times before winning the crown to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant. Her victory ended a 63-year drought since the country last won the Miss Universe crown and brought jubilation among Filipinos here and abroad.
As a special gift to the kids, Pia distributed Jollibee toys and gamely posed for photos with them.
Photos from Stratworks, Cat Triviño.