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After four months, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach confirmed last Thursday night that she is really dating “Sexiest Doctor Alive” Dr. Mikhail Varshavski.
“I’m dating. I’ve dodged this question in a lot of interviews for you. He’s adjusting to the Filipino ways a lot because it’s very different, the culture is very different. I had to explain to him how it is in the Philippines, kung papaano ba manligaw. Alam ba nya kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng panliligaw? Ginagawa naman n’ya. He’s a true gentleman,” said Wurtzbach, during an interview for an episode in “Tonight With Boy Abunda” aired over ABS-CBN.
“Medyo naninibago rin ako sa kanya kasi iba ’yung kultura nila. At naninibago rin sya sa akin because medyo reserved ako. May barrier ako eh. Sya naman dahil duon sya lumaki, straightforward sya. May mga adjustments but so far, everything is OK,” Wurtzbach said.
Wurtzbach also said that the Russian doctor has been very understanding about her situation. She told him that her duties as the reigning Miss Universe are her priorities these days.
“I assure you guys, masakit sa kanya pero sinabi ko talaga sa kanya na ito ang number one priority ko,” said Wurtzbach, as she pointed to her Miss Universe sash.
Wurtzbach also said that Varshavski wanted to visit the country soon. “He is busy now but I know he would like to visit the Philippines.”
Last month, Dr. Mike confirmed he is in a “fairly new relationship” with the beauty queen.
Miss ‘U’ BFFs
Wurtzbach said that she is so excited to reunite with her best friends in the Miss Universe pageant at the Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City tomorrow, April 17.
“Miss USA Olivia Jordan is coming to Manila. It’s her first time here and finally she’s going to watch the pageant,” said Wurtzbach, during an 18-minute live Facebook chat with her fans from around the world. The chat earned 268,447 views.
Jordan placed third at the 64th Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas, Nevada last December 20, 2015. She is now the roommate of Wurtzbach in New York City.
“I wish we will have more time and take her around so that we can go to the beach and have some fun but we’ve got work to do,” Wurtzbach said.
“She has also work to do because the Miss USA pageant is coming soon, so she’s also busy like me,” the Filipino-German beauty queen said.
Wurtzbach added that Miss Myanmar May Thaw and Miss Malaysia Vanessa Kumares are also coming to watch the Binibining Pilipinas contest.
But Wurtzbach said that Miss China Yung Fang Xue could not make it due to visa problems.
“Miss Myanmar and Miss Malaysia are also coming. I’m not kidding. They will watch Bb. Pilipnas and we miss each other so much. I miss my roommate Miss Myanmar. Miss China couldn’t make it because of visa problems. It was a short notice but it could have been a nice reunion,” Wurtzbach said.
Sources said that Miss Universe Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, is also joining the girls in Manila.
After the Bb. Pilipinas contest, Wurtzbach said that she will fly to Peru to crown 2016 Miss Universe Peru next week. This will be her first time to visit the South American country.
PH as Miss ‘U’ host
Wurtzbach also said that she is actively campaigning for the 2016 Miss Universe pageant to be held in the Philippines.
“It’s not a close deal yet. But I am actively campaigning for it. All of us in the Miss Universe Organization, we want the Miss Universe pageant here in the Philippines. Ito ang No. 1 choice namin. No. 1 on our list. And we are really trying to find ways on making it happen.
“How do we make that happen? We need the nod of the government. We need the help of the private sector. We need sponsors and people to get interested to reach out and unite to make it happen here. It would be such a pleasure for me to pass on my crown here in the Philippines. It would be great for tourism. It’s about time that we have it here,” she said.
The last time the Miss Universe contest was staged in Manila was in 1994. It was in 1974 when the pageant was held for the first time in the Philippines.