Liza Soberano depicted the life of Pia Wurtzbach in the June 3 episode of
Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Liza showed the struggles of the ABS-CBN talent who was launched as part of Star Magic Batch 11 until she was discovered by Jonas Gaffud at a restaurant up until she was crowned as Miss Universe 2015.
The 19-year-old actress used her Twitter account to express her gratitude to all those who helped her while doing the MMK episode titled "Korona":
"Good morning everyone, i would like to say thank you to everyone who watched and supported #MMKPiaWurtzbach especially to ....
"Miss Universe herself @PiaWurtzbach for allowing me to to tell her beautiful story through my acting. Love and light to all of you"
Good morning everyone, i would like to say thank you to everyone who watched and supported #MMKPiaWurtzbach especially to ....— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) June 4, 2017
Miss Universe herself @PiaWurtzbach for allowing me to to tell her beautiful story through my acting. Love and light to all of you ????— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) June 4, 2017
Here's a throwback photo of Pia (rightmost) when she was launched as part of Star Magic Batch 11. She is joined in this photo by Angelene Aguilar (left) and Bea Alonzo (middle).
The hashtag #MMKPiaWurtzbach became a top trending topic and netizens were quick to post hilarious memes and funny comments about ABS-CBN's drama anthology show.
One of the key moments of the MMK episode showed Liza as Pia looking up at a poster of One More Chance starring Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz. In 2007, the aspiring actress had just come back from the United Kingdom after taking a hiatus from her showbiz career.
Netizens were quick to link this scene to the dialogue of Bea's character in the 2013 movie Four Sisters and A Wedding:
"Pero bakit parang galit ka? Pero, bakit parang kasalanan ko?"
Another Twitter user highlighted the flawless face of the Kapamilya star by posting: "LIZA SOBERANO with NO MAKE UP ON. ???? RIP Self Esteem. Grabe lang uy!!#MMKPiaWurtzbach"
Another fan commended Liza for more than her beauty by showing her dramatic scene with Zsa Zsa Padilla, who was cast as the mother of Pia.
Here's a comparison of the gowns worn by Liza and Pia:
A netizen asked fans to use the correct spelling since there were those using Wurtsback. Even the hashtag #MMKPiaWurtzback became a trending topic.
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