Just as she promised, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach makes up for Pacquiao loss to Mayweather
Pia Wurtzbach's tweet after Manny Pacquiao's loss to Floyd Mayweather proved prophetic: "Kalma lang guys. Ako bahala. Babawi tayo sa Miss Universe!!" Jerome Ascano / Pia Alozo Wurtzbach Instagram

THE Philippines came through with a clutch win on Monday. No, it did not involve Jimmy Alapag, and the man himself takes no credit for the last-second, come-from-behind victory by our newly-crowned Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.

The sports world also chimed in with their own reactions after host Steve Harvey mistakenly proclaimed Miss Colombia the winner before owning up to his mistake and corrected his error.

First, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson congratulated Harvey for a job well done, before the storm happened.

Johnson later tweeted his support for Harvey after being bashed online. Some of our own basketball stars, like Jeric Teng and Kelly Williams, showed Harvey some love, while Ranidel de Ocampo tried to provide some comic relief.

But no tweet is more apt to highlight on this fateful day than from our very own Miss Universe herself. After Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather last May, Wurtzbach, who at the time was Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner, quickly tweeted a message of comfort to the nation.

True to her word, Wurtzbach didn’t disappoint as she was stellar all through the competition. Congratulations again to our very own Pia Wurtzbach for winning the Miss Universe crown that has eluded the country for 42 years. 

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