'I can’t believe it!' Pia Wurtzbach returns as a Kapamilya


Posted at Oct 09 2017 04:42 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2017 05:55 PM

MANILA – We’ve seen her in “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP,” and she is set to star in an upcoming movie with Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla.

But on Monday, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her return to ABS-CBN official as she signed a two-year contract with the Kapamilya network.

“I can’t believe it, it’s actually happening already,” she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News entertainment reporter Gretchen Fullido. “This was a few months in the making… a few months of meetings and talks, and trying to figure out what I’m going to do with ABS-CBN. And finally, na-seal na lahat dahil nag-contract signing na kami.”

When asked to give details about her future projects, Wurtzbach replied: “There are a few movies in there and a few TV shows, but I can’t reveal just yet, para lang surprise. But we have very exciting stuff, and I really trust ABS-CBN that they know they’re going to put me in the right path.”

Wurtzbach started her showbiz career in ABS-CBN at the age of 14, under the screen name Pia Romero. 

She went on to appear in a number of television shows, and even attended the Star Magic Ball a few times before entering the pageant scene.

“I started with a five-year contract [in ABS-CBN] and I kept renewing lang every year, and then I stopped,” she recalled. “Iyon ‘yung nag-culinary muna ako and then I joined Binibining Pilipinas. When you join kasi Bb. Pilipinas, you’re not allowed to have any contracts, so I couldn’t come back to ABS-CBN. But now na tapos na ako sa pageant world, puwede na ulit.”

“I’m just happy to be back here,” she added.