Manny Pacman Pacquiao and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach came face to face yesterday, April 14 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center.
The two icons of Philippine talent and pride were busy completing their own agendas for the day but met at the Food Exchange Manila along with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Chairwoman Stella Marquez-Araneta, Novotel Manila Araneta Center General Manager Bernd Schneider and Uniprom International Officer-in-Charge Irene Jose.
(Bernd Schneider, Manny Pacquiao, Pia Wurtzbach, Stella Marquez-Araneta and Irene J0se)
Pacquiao and Pia exchanged friendly conversation with Pia playfully reminding him about a tweet where she vowed retribution during the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.Â â€œI reminded him about that tweet which I posted because I am such a big fan of his as a boxer. I was so glad when he said â€˜I remember that,â€™ â€ quipped Wurtzbach.
The two may come from totally different worlds that prize very different qualities in their champions but one thing is for sure: they are both eternally grateful for the support all Filipinos have untiringly showed them and are taking their roles as Filipino icons seriously.
Pacquiao returned from his win over Timothy Bradley for the WBO International Welterweight title last weekend, while Pia is scheduled to crown her successor to the Binibining Pilipinas â€“ Universe title this coming Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
(Pia’s fateful tweet that may have started it all)
(Pacman and Pia meet | Photo from Pia Wurtzbach’s Instagram account)