MANILA – Pia Wurtzbach revealed she got an offer to join the US version of the reality show "Big Brother."
However, she told reporters on Sunday that she had to turn it down because of prior work commitments.
“I was offered to do ‘Big Brother’ also but it was around the time that we were doing ‘My Perfect You’ so this was my priority,” she said.
Wurtzbach’s statement came after she was asked to react to Ariadna Gutierrez’s stint on the popular American reality show. Gutierrez represented Colombia during the 2015 Miss Universe and was her runner-up.
The 24-year-old beauty queen was among the 11 celebrity housemates announced in January by US broadcast giant CBS.
Meanwhile, Wurtzbach admitted that she still hasn’t forgotten about her “other big dream” and that is to pursue an international career.
“I’ll focus on this (acting career in the Philippines) first. I still feel like there are a few more things that I’d like to try here but hindi ko pa rin naman nakakalimutan that other big dream that I have,” she said.
Currently, Wurtzbach has a management contract with IMG.
In a previous interview with ABS-CBN News, Wurtzbach said she will consider whatever project IMG will give her.
“Siyempre I will consult with them. Kung ano sa tingin nila ang bagay sa akin, I will consider that. Masaya naman ako that they considered me under their wing and that they think I was a great ambassador for Miss Universe and that they want to continue working with me. Ibig sabihin, good job ako doon,” she said.