Umamin na kamakailan sina Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach at ang Fil-Swiss race car driver na si Marlon Stockinger sa kanilang relasyon.
Paano ba nagsimula ang love story nila?
Sa interview kay Marlon sa news program na NewsToGo ng GMA NewsTV, sinabi nito na nagkakilala sila ni Pia bago pa man ito naging Miss Universe, pero nito lang pagpasok ng 2017 sila nagkaroon ng magandang unawaan.
Kuwento ni Marlon, “We always knew each other from the same social circles… even before she became Miss Universe.
“I think it was just this year that we’ve gotten to connect and it’s just been wonderful.
“And I am very happy with what we have right now.”
UNFILTERED. Ayon pa sa kanya, wala raw siyang nakikitang pagbabago sa personality ni Pia, suot man nito ang korona o hindi.
Aniya, “Without the crown, Pia is pretty much the same.
“The nice thing about her is that she’s unfiltered, what you see is what you get.”
Nakangiting pahayag pa ni Marlon, “She’s her genuine self even without her crown, she’s hundred percent true and honest with how she is.”
May kanya-kanya commitments at hectic pareho ang schedules nila, pero makikita sa photos nila sa kanilang social media accounts na madalas silang nagkikita.
Kumento ni Marlon sabay tawa, “To be honest, I don’t know how we do it.
“I think when two people have a career and are focused on their own lives, be it a personal relationship, nothing is impossible.”
Dagdag pa niya, “It’s nice kasi with Pia, I can relate to her.
“Siya yung may korona, ako may helmet.
“We put something on our heads when we go to work, but it’s cool that we can relate on something like that.
“I admire Pia because of her hard work and work ethics.
“And she also does that with me, we somehow get into the middle, and it all works out.”
BITTER-SWEET. May long-term plans na ba sila matapos ng reign ni Pia bilang Miss Universe?
“Well, we’re taking it one step at a time, one day at a time.
“Right now, Pia is more focused on the upcoming [Miss Universe] pageant and passing on her crown in the best way she can.”
Nagbiro pa si Marlon na tila alanganin pa si Pia na ipasa ang Miss Universe crown.
Sabi ng binata, “I don’t think she would ever want to give away her crown, I mean, who would want to? Pia had a really great reign.
“It’s bitter-sweet, obviously, because you’re Miss Universe for that short period of time.
“But she’s blessed for the opportunity she got, and the fact that she was able to represent the Philippines, she’s very successful at it.
“I guess there’s no regret in that sense, and I think it would be really nice when the pageant comes on the 30th.”
Sa kabilang banda, 16 years na ang career ni Marlon bilang race car driver.
Kabilang sa kanyang mga nasalihan ay ang Status Grand Prix ng 2012 at ang 2013 World Series GP3 Seriesby Renault bilang member ng Lotus F1 Team Juniors.
Si Marlon ang kauna-unahang Pinoy na nanalo sa isang formula race sa Europe.
Siya rin ang 2006 Asian Karting champion, ang 2007 Philippine Rotax Max champion, at winner sa 2008 Formula BMW Pacific scholarship race.
Ngayong 2017 ay umaasa si Marlon na makapasok at makapagkarera sa Blacpain GT series.
Bukod sa car racing ay isa ring triathlete si Marlon, at ang pagsali raw niya sa isang triathlon ay maganda para sa pangangatawan niya.