Weeks after the Miss Universe 2015 fiasco shook the Internet–and the world–Miss Universe Philippines Pia Wurtzbach is still making buzz. The culprit for her latest stand in the spotlight? Actor James Franco.
In a report by Philippine news portal Rappler, the 37-year-old actor was more than game in responding to the reigning Miss Universe’s crush on him. He took to Instagram to acknowledge the Filipina’s admiration by saying that he loves the Philippines and that he sends his love to Miss Universe.
The caption came with a side-by-side photo of Franco and Wurtzbach during her crowning moment at the pageant.
For her part, Wurtzbach was quick to respond to her not-so-secret crush’s acknowledgement.
According to Philippines news website Philippine Daily Inquirer, the new Miss Universe re-grammed the photo posted by Franco and admitted in the caption that she loves him (James Franco) more.
The exchange between the two started when Pia Wurtzbach admitted to ET Online‘s Nischelle Turner that one of her celebrity crushes is James Franco. However, Franco is not the only guy that Wurtzbach has a crush on. According to Turner, the Miss Universe also admitted that Seth Rogen and Channing Tatum are also among her crushes (even if both are already taken).
However, apart from celebrity eye candies, Wurtzbach’s interview with ET Online also opened up the topic about Miss Colombia’s recent comment about the announcement of the wrong winner.
Based on the report, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez-Arevalo called the fiasco as a great injustice.
Nevertheless, Pia Wurtzbach showed a deep understanding of the first runner-up’s comment. The reigning queen was quoted by the website in saying:
“I understand if she feels that way. If the situation was the other way around, I think I would feel the same way. I think my supporters would feel the same way as well.”
For now, Pia’s attention is focused on her responsibilities as the current Miss Universe.