THROWBACK: Young Pia Wurtzbach celebrates birthday at Jollibee Cagayan de Oro

Published June 8, 2021, 3:51 PM

by Robert Requintina

A young Pia Wurtzbach celebrates her birthday at Jollibee in Cagayan de Oro

Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is one “jolli” girl!

On Instagram June 7, Pia reminisced as she uploaded a photo of her when she was a young girl and the Jollibee mascot taken during her birthday party at the popular food chain in Cagayan de Oro.

Pia said that she loves Jollibee since she was a young girl until today.

“One Jolli girl mula pagkabata hanggang ngayon,” she wrote on IG.

Among the celebrities who liked her post include fashion designer Francis Libiran, and beauty queens Katarina Rodriguez, and Christi McGarry.

When Pia became Miss Universe in 2015, she endorsed some of the food chain’s popular products.

“Fan na ako noon pa bata pa lang ako. In fact, I had a birthday at Jollibee already when I was a kid back in Cagayan de Oro and alam niyo ba sa Miss Universe office nung Miss Universe ako, ang pet name nila sa akin Jollibee. Sa Philippines kasi di ba ang laki ng Jollibee? So Jollibee is like our Disney. So whenever they see me they go, ‘Hey Jollibee! How are you today?’ Ako si Jollibee. So now, totoong Jollibee na ako (laughs),” said the German-Filipino beauty queen in 2020.

“This has been a comfort food for me ever since I was a kid. Back in high school, in ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center nung bukas pa siya, sa baba nun, merong kiosk ng Jollibee and may mga tuna pie, fries, and sundae. Yun yung tatlong products na binibenta kasi kiosk lang siya eh. And that’s what we would have every day. So this really brings back a lot of memories for me. So it’s really more than me just being an endorser. I have been a fan of Jollibee since forever,” she added.