NI: Ruel Mendoza
PATULOY ang pag-promote ni Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach ng HIV awareness advocacy.
Sa magiging benefit gala na The Universe Gives Back na magaganap on June 4 sa Marriot Hotel Grand Ballroom, isa itong fund-raiser kunsaan makakasama niya si Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at ang 2019 Bb. Pilipinas candidates.
“I said yes right away. I think it’s nice that they’re trying to create events like this that give back. It’s about time that we have fashion shows that give back to beneficiaries or to the community.
“We’ve had fashion shows before in Binibining Pilipinas, but this is something really special because we’re showcasing Filipino designers and it’s also going to to a cause,” diin pa ni Pia.
Pareho sila ni Catriona na may worthy causes na tinutulungan. Tulad ng lang ng Love Yourself na isang non-profit organization that provides HIV counseling, testing, treatment, and life-coaching to those who tested positive with HIV.
At ang Young Focus na isang non-profit organization that sponsors pre-school to college education to its beneficiaries.
The benefit fashion show will feature the creations of Filipino designers Albert Andrada, Rhett Eala, Micheal Leyva, Ito Curata, Jot Losa, Avel Bacudio, Cherry Veric, and Martin Bautista.
“It ties in with Catriona’s advocacies because she also works with Love Yourself. She’s gonna be working with Young Focus for this one, I’d be working with Love Yourself.
“But, I mean, they’re both Catriona’s advocacies. So parang nagma-match din naman siya lahat,” pagtatapos pa ni Pia.