Pia Wurtzbach defends Miss Australia; Miss Australia apologizes for her comment

Miss Australia Monika Radulovic apologizes for her comment about the Miss U 2015 Top 3: "I didn't mean they weren't nice girls, just that they were very focused on what they were doing."


A number of netizens bashed Miss Australia 2015 Monika Radulovic following her confession about the Top 3 of the Miss Universe pageant held last December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Miss Australia said that the Miss Universe 2015 Top 3 -- Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach from the Philippines, 1st runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez from Colombia, and 2nd runner-up Olivia Jordan from USA -- "were the only ones that weren't that nice to the other girls."

The Aussie beauty made this revelation in her guesting on The Grill Team, a morning radio show in her hometown this Monday, January 18.

"They were okay," said Miss Australia about the three finalists.

Furthermore, she justified why these three women weren't nice to their fellow contestants.

"But I think that is because they were under a lot of pressure from their countries."

Miss Australia reached the Top 5 of Miss Universe 2015, together with Miss France.

PIA DEFENDS MONIKA. It is because of this confession that Miss Australia received ire from netizens, particularly from Pia's supporters, based on the hate comments in Monika's Instagram account.

But there were also Filipino netizens who sided with Monika.

This Tuesday morning, January 19, Pia defended Monika from the bashers and pleaded to her kababayans to stop bashing the Australian beauty queen.

"Mga kababayan, please stop attacking Monika on her social media. Or anybody for that matter. No to cyber bullying!"

Pia also encouraged her supporters to stop being bad examples.

"Nakakahiya na po. Wag na po tayo ng mag comment ng masama at pumatol. Hindi po natin ugali yan. Wag po tayo maging masamang halimbawa."

MONIKA APOLOGIZES. Meanwhile, Monika also posted on Instagram her apology regarding the matter this Tuesday morning.

She said, "What I said yesterday came out completely the wrong way and I want to sincerely apologise for that.

"I didn't mean they weren't nice girls, just that they were very focused on what they were doing.

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"I just didn't get a chance to get to know them as much as you would have liked, and that is all that that I meant by it."

Furthermore, the 26-year-old model stressed, "I'm truly sorry if I've offended or upset anyone, that is the last thing I'd ever want to do. I will choose my words much more carefully from now on."

Monika then thanked her supporters for defending and supporting her.


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