When you're the most beautiful woman in the universe, you will be no stranger to romance rumors, grand gestures of affection, and in the case of our beloved Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, even heartache. Here are the men—real and imagined—who have been linked to Queen P.
April 2015: Former President Noynoy Aquino
Rumors of Pia being linked to then-President Noynoy Aquino spread after she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in March 2015. Although Pia denied they were dating, she did confirm that they talked at times: "Hindi ko siya masyadong nakikita. Actually, very busy kami, very busy din siya. Pero ganun pa rin naman."
Pia revealed that PNoy sent her flowers to wish her luck before she left for the Las Vegas competition. In a December 2015 interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Pia said: "I really appreciate it. It was a sweet gesture, you know, even though we're just friends. And he, for some reason, he found out I was waiting [for] a good luck [from him] and so he did."
Presidential sister, Kris Aquino, revealed to the press in December 2015 that she didn't think the beauty queen actually liked her brother: "I think she entertained him but the thing is, you can tell from her character na single-minded. Kinailangan na ito ang focus ko muna. Grabe naman 'di ba nangalahati ang katawan and lahat ng training, pinagdaanan. Pero 'di ba pinadalahan [ni Noy] ng flowers bago umalis?"
Late 2015: Unknown Ex
Before Pia flew off to Las Vegas to compete in the 2015 Miss Universe competition in December of last year, she disclosed that she did have a "special someone" she was dating at that time. After her win as Miss Universe, however, Pia revealed later on that she was actually dumped by her then-boyfriend (whom she refused to name—so classy!). In her January 2016 interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Pia said:
"No. This [being Miss Universe] is present in my life. And I'm not saying this because pinagpalit ko siya—pinagpalit niya ako. So see Tito Boy, kahit na manalo ka sa Miss Universe at maging Miss Universe ka hindi ka exempted sa sawi—sa pagiging sawi. Sa pain. Yes, it happened."
January 2016: Atom Araullo
Pia and hunky journalist Atom Araullo never got past getting flirty with each other on-cam. Even if we coined their couple name #PiAtom, made up some seriously cheesy fanfic (all for our reading pleasure), and created this Pause and Play game shipping the two of them harder than ever, nothing other than a friendly working relationship ever came out of it. *sighs*
March 2016: Dr. Mike Varshavski
Pia and Dr. Mike (aka the hottest doctor alive) were said to have first met in a charity event in New York in February. After Pia made several cutesy appearances on Dr. Mike's Snapchat in March 2016, the NYC-based doctor confirmed that he and Pia were dating: "I am dating Pia. It's a fairly new relationship but I'm really excited to see where it can go!"
Pia and Mike kept a relatively low profile in NYC with each other popping up from time to time on their social media accounts. In April, Mike took Pia on a 50 Shades-esque helicopter ride around the city.
Their relationship was then speculated to have fizzled out in the next few months after Pia deleted her photos with Mike and unfollowed him on social media.
September 2016: Marlon Stockinger
In September 2016, Pia shocked the world universe when she posted a couple pic with race car hottie Marlon Stockinger. Although Pia initially denied dating Marlon and stressed that they were close friends (YEAH, RIGHT.), Marlon outed his relationship with Miss U in an interview during the 2016 Star Magic Ball:
"The truth? Let's put it this way: If Pia [were] here tonight she'd be my date here, so yeah obviously we see each other but we just want to keep it down low pretty much, but yeah, I've been seeing Pia."
Since then, Marlon and Pia have been living the life of a jet-setting couple by going on dates all over the world!
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