MANILA - Actress Pauleen Luna is overjoyed that Miss Universe 2015 and close friend Pia Wurtzbach has been allowed to attend her upcoming wedding on January 30, her talent manager Lolit Solis revealed on Thursday.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual, the 68-year-old Solis said that Wurtzbach will be there to witness Luna exchange wedding vows with television host Vic Sotto in Alabang.
"Na-set na 'yan even before Miss Universe pero baka 'di na daw siya mag-rehearse o maglakad dahil sa hectic schedule," shared Solis. "Basta andoon siya. Close friend siya talaga ni Pauleen, pati si Vic."
According to Binibining Pilipinas chairperson Stella Araneta, the Miss Universe organization has already approved Wurtzbach's extended stay in the Philippines, allowing her to take care of "personal things."
"The Miss Universe organization understands her need to be with friends and family," said Araneta, who has been busy preparing a grand welcome for Wurtzbach set for January 23.
"It's gonna be a holiday every day that she's here. I'm sure even people from the provinces will be coming," she said. (READ: Grand homecoming awaits Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach)
Meanwhile, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago told ABS-CBN News that she will be present at the planned tribute show for Wurtzbach at the Araneta Coliseum on January 28.
Santiago and Wurtzbach became close friends after joining the 50th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas 2013.
"Pia, ihanda mo na ang waterproof mascara kasi iiyak ka talaga at masho-shock ka kung gaano ka ka-love ng mga Pinoy. Salamat sa pagbalik ng Miss Universe after so many years, ikaw lang pala ang hihinitay. Congratulations and we love you all. See you!" she said.