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Pia Wurtzbach Will Not Attend The Miss Universe Pageant This Year

She already has a prior engagement in Japan.
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Everyone is already feeling excited for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant this year, but 2015 queen Pia Wurtzbach won't be able to join the festivities this time—well, physically at least.

Pia confirmed on her Instagram account that she will skip this year's coronation night after one of her followers asked her if she already has tickets to the show. She answered that she would unfortunately not be there because she has to be in Japan to film her travel show.

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"My travel show was invited by the tourism board of [J]apan to feature a festival in Fukuoka. Our working visas were released already before MUO announced the date and venue."

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She also shared that she even had to say no to the organization's offer for her to do the backstage hosting during the event.

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"MUO invited me to be backstage host with CHI and I really want to! BUT it would also be impolite [of] me to cancel my trip to Japan. Government invitation 'yun. At may mga visa na kami. Sayang. If I had known sooner baka nagawan ko ng paraan."

Pia's travel show Pia's Postcards is airing on Metro Channel.

The country's Miss Universe representative Gazini Ganados is gunning for a back-to-back title as a follow up to Catriona Gray's big win last year. The pageant will be held on December 9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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