On Saturday, Liza Soberano will play a young Pia Wurtzbach in the ABS-CBN drama anthology, “Maalala Mo Kaya”.
The episode recounts the struggle and rise of Wurtzbach in her journey to become Miss Universe 2015, the Philippines’ third and most recent Miss Universe winner.
Soberano, who has been described as one of the most beautiful faces in showbiz, has shrugged off multiple calls to join the Binibining Pilipinas pageant, saying she considers herself an actress for the time being, although she's “not closing any doors” to being a beauty queen.
In 2016, Wurtzbach tweeted that Soberano would be her top choice for a local celebrity who could win Miss Universe, a compliment Soberano has played down.
While Soberano still has no confirmed plans on being a contender for Miss Universe, fans will get a satisfying glimpse of her in sash and crown as she re-enacts the moving story of Wurtzbach’s perseverance, an experience which, at one point, had her in tears.