Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach once again showed why she deserved winning the coveted pageant’s crown after displaying grace in handling a rude radio caller who attempted to humiliate her on air.
Pia was guesting in American DJ Sway’s show Sway In The Morning when the caller suggested that the reigning Miss Universe would be interested in him based on his "name."
“They call me 'Titi Baluga,' she's Filipino, she knows,” the caller told DJ Sway.
The two words, in Filipino slang, refer to a penis and a dark-colored man. The lewd play of words could have potentially embarrassed Pia had she not responded well, because coincidentally, DJ Sway happens to be African-American.
Instead of buckling, Pia displayed her wit and confidence and explained to DJ Sway that "baluga" meant "whale" (as in the beluga whale) so as not to offend him. The DJ dismissed the caller soon after, saying sarcastically, "Titi, that was very classy and clean of you."
Pia displayed the same attitude when she was bashed online by supporters of Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez for apparently “stealing” the crown following the controversial winner announcement gaffe made by host Steve Harvey.
Pia is fresh from her victory of the highly coveted Miss Universe crown, ending the Philippines’ title drought of 42 years.
She is scheduled to visit the country on January 23, 2016.