Reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach got sentimental as her roommate Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan relinquishes her crown at the Miss USA 2016 beauty contest in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 5 (June 6, Manila time).
On Instagram, Wurtzbach wrote:
“Was at the office and. Hey you, pretty girl. See you soon. I hate walking past your room with the door wide open and inside is completely empty;
“Good thing there’s that burger joint nearby you introduced me to…it eases the sepanx a bit. A bit. Call it emotional eating but whatever;
“Can we eat there in Vegas, please?? Do you even have time to do a quick shopping trip? @theoliviajordan see you soon;
“Promise you’ll take me to LA one day, ok? I’ve never been. And I promise to take you to all the nice islands in the Philippines. Incognito of course and last but not least…Pilipinas, petition to show the Miss USA 2016 competition on TV in the Philippines!!! Hearts for yes!!!” said Wurtzbach.
Jordan, the second runner-up at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the first to tell Wurtzbach that she actually won the pageant following a mix-up in the announcement of winners in Las Vegas.
Then she has been dubbed “Pambansang Bestie” by netizens after she supported Wurtzbach during the announcement gaffe.
On Facebook, Jordan later congratulated Wurtzbach after the controversial beauty pageant. She wrote:
“Sometimes, it’s just not for us. The job, the interview, the man, or, in this case, the crown…sometimes, it’s just for someone else;
“Not because they are better, more qualified, prettier, nicer, superior to us, but because it is their opportunity, not ours;
“And that’s okay, because our opportunities – our job, our interview, the man of our dreams – are not for them either. They’re ours. And they’re often right on the other side of rejection;
“There can only be one woman that represents the Universe, although there were many that would have been phenomenal in the role (what an incredible group of women. I have no doubt @piawurtzbach will represent us all with class and grace and be absolutely incredible this year and beyond;
“So for all 79 contestants that I’m sure other big things are in store for, I look forward to seeing what our futures will hold,” said Jordan.
Jonas Gaffud, mentor of Wurtzbach, has described the American beauty queen as someone beautiful inside and out.
Wurtzbach has said that if she were one of the judges in the 2015 Miss Universe contest, she will pick Jordan as the winner.
In April, Jordan visited the Philippines for the first time when she became one of the judges for the 2016 Bb. Pilipinas beauty contest.
Wurtzbach invited Jordan to visit the country once again and promised to bring her to Boracay with 2013 Miss World Megan Young.
Jordan, 27, is the 64th Miss USA in the pageant’s history. She is also an actress and a fashion model. (Robert R. Requintina)