36 comments on “Let’s help pave the way for Miss Sierra Leone 2016 to compete in The 65th Miss Universe in Manila

  1. How about Leo auction one or two of his gowns and donate the proceeds to Miss Sierra Leone. That would be honorable, humanitarian and most importantly erase some of the negative criticism that occurred from the Miss Earth drama.

    Just a suggestion folks!

  2. Naku baka in the next few years, madami ng merlat ang mghhnap ng funding site pra mkpg compete sila internationally. Hypothetically,with the current situation in vene, baka sasali sila dito sa funding site and sooner lahat ng contestants mghhnap n ng ganito. So better talaga to fund someone who is really worthy to be helped. Puso ang usapan dito. Ginintuang puso to be exact. Kaya gorabelss na mga darling, tulungan na si sierra leone.

  3. Kung ako nga nakaka kuha ng donation sa funding sites para sa surgery ng pusa ko maliit na halaga lang din yun compared sa mga popular cats sa internet na minsan nakaka rake in ng $6000 pag nagkaka sakit – walang problema sa pag hingi ni miss sierra leon ng tulong lalo na legit site yang gofundme. Personally, matutulungan ko sya by sharing her story sa IG account ko and mga pageant admins. Baka may maka donate talaga.

  4. I admire people like her. Sana maraming tumulong at maawa ke Ms. Hawawa. Naway maraming mahawa ng awa. I’ll be watching this girl! Goodluck! #sierraleoneCinderella #kahitkontingawa #helphawawa

  5. Sierra Leone is a very poor country. It was one of the countries worst hit by Ebola. 2500USD may be a small amount to us, pero malaki na yun sa kanila. I admire the determination of this girl to compete. Naghanap talaga siya ng paraan. Siguro walang businessmen, designers, or stylists na nagsosponsor sa kanila (unlike here na madali lang makahanap ng sponsor), kaya nag-GoFundMe na lang si ate.

  6. Here’s the full text of her instagram post :

    Just to get some things straight. I haven’t forgotten about my advocacy, ok? I’m so tired of people complaining that I haven’t found “the cure” for HIV when clearly I said I would raise awareness. I’m not magically gonna come up with a potion that cures everything.

    I know the whole being chosen out of 79 from all over the world, getting crowned in a beautiful gown in front of billions of people is all good. But are you really getting the point of my message during the final Q&A? I said I would raise awareness. Putting the spotlight on it so we can start talking about it. Just like the during the competition, I wasn’t posting my everyday pageant activities and that upset a lot of fans. They thought I wasn’t doing any effort.

    I just really did not like posting anything online. Why? Cos I didn’t feel like I needed to. Instagram isn’t part of the judges panel. Am I gonna carry my phone around with me and take every selfie, every photo I see to ease your worries? No. I don’t work like that. I put my phone down and I work. And did it work? Yes. Sometimes the plans you carry have a bigger chance of reaching a larger magnitude if you’re just focused on the work. I’m good with letting people know about what I’m doing or what I plan to do. I’m a woman of my word. What I say in public is a promise. Why worry about updating everyone on social media and in the process losing the experience because you were on your phone the whole time staging photos.

    Now ask yourself. Did you get yourself tested? This year the numbers have gone at an all time high. But maybe that’s because more people are getting themselves tested making our statistics more accurate. I can’t work a miracle here. I still consider myself as a student and I’m learning more and more everyday. So before you go saying that I haven’t done anything, the mere fact that you’re talking about how little I am doing charity work for HIV/AIDS, isn’t that awareness in itself? You’re thinking about it, right? Talking about it, correct? Bashing me in the process BUT still getting the message out there.

    I don’t have to spell it out.
    Oh and here’s a bikini photo. Just so I get your attention. ️

    • Napuno na lang ba sya o sadyang may pagkaarogante din ng slight? The mere fact that you have to exert effort to explain this and that only means that you’re not effective in your HIV/AIDS advocacy. People won’t ask if they have seen enough. Ang mas naha-highlight kasi sayo Queen P ay ang iyong mga glam shots, travels and love-life, not so much of your advocacy, kaya huwag mong sisihin ang mga fans. Sayo kaya nanggaling ang “I will use my voice to influence the youth and I will raise awareness..” kaya malamang sinisingil ka lang. Remember, you only reign for one year kaya sayang yong opportunity kung hindi mamaximize. Lesson: huwag magbitaw ng salitang hindi mapapanindigan.

      • Those words pia said is just right for the bashers. Arogante agad??? Pia said awareness and not cure. Tinupad nya naman dba? The problem sa mga pinoy is to believe in what you see… hinde komo puro mga pics lang ng photoshoot/mags etc etc ang nilalabas nya eh iisipin na agad na hinde nya ginagawa ang trabaho nya…anu namang klaseng thinking yan?? Kung sya eh walang tina trabaho base on what she said/promise/duties and responsibilities as MU eh d sana dinethrone na sya agad agad dahil sayang lang din ipapasahod sa kanya ng MUO. At bakit naman sinisingil??? May utang ba si Pia sa mga bashers na yan???? Pia is just an instrument for awareness and not for cure. Yeah she can help to stop HIV/AIDS by awareness but more effectively with the support of all people of this world. Tao ang cause ng sakit na yan so tao din ang mag sosolusyon sa problem na yan. How???? Just listen, disiplinahin ang sarile. at wag lagi pleasure ang nasa isip. Kahit anung bigat nga ng kasalanan nagagawa ng tao kahit alam nila ang possibilities kapag ginawa nila yon pero ginugusto pa rin gawin. Kahit sinong magaling sa awareness hinde totally mawawala ang hiv/aids or mababawasan kung wala ang support ng mga tao.
        Yang mga bashers na yan they are just stupid and dumb. Tanungin mo sila kung may nagawa ba in terms of awarenes… wala!!! kahit si pia ang nanalo. Kahit sino pwede tumulong sa awarness.

        Eustaquia nag promise ba si Pia o nagbitaw ng salita na ma sstop ang HIV/AIDS in one year nya bilang MU 2015???? Magagamot ba nya ang sakit na yan???

      • Geoff, sino ba nagsabing dapat imbentohin ni Pia ang cure for HIV/AIDS? Wala naman yata. What the fans want is maximizing the opportunity to raise and create more awareness habang reigning queen pa sya. Yes everyone can be an advocate pero mas wide and reach ni Pia habang hawak pa nya ang MU handle. Hindi ako basher. Im a supporter. You just don’t get my point.

      • I get your point and i think for your self hinde ka satisfied sa nagagawa nya. Your last words says it all. But well she did everything what MUO said. If you compare her to last winners. I think pia raised the awareness more than what the past winners did. Hinde lahat ng gawain nya kailangan ipost. Like what i said even the higher of awareness she’ll reach if there is no cooperation of all people, if they are not listen then the hiv/aids case will become more higher than expected. People nowadays is very self undiscipline. Anu bang mapapala ng mga bashers na yan kung hinde ma reach ni pi ang expected nila. Yayaman ba sila???? Some of them concern lang. So e d tumulong. During pias speech about that advocacy im sure may statement dyan na ikalat nating mga tao ang helpfull tips/info about HIV/AIDS for more awareness right??? So ano ang ginagawa ng mga tao??? Nag aabang sa resulta sa trabaho ni pia about that advocacy??? Kung tinupad nya ang sinabi nya??? Well her work is done but not finish yet becuase of no cooperation of all people. Many of them are just bitters and bashers. Kung tumulong nalang sila eh mas ok. Oo si pia nga ang naatasan dahil sya ang nanalo. Pero nag ta trabaho din naman sya eh. Kasama din sa premyo nya ung mga pasarap buhay. Nararapat lang na sulitin nya din yon as long as she did her job naman. Just like what i said kung wala syang ginagawa o hinde nasasatisfied ang MUO sa mga promise nya then they have rights to dethrone her. Dahil name din ng MUO ang dala dala ni pia.

      • Hello? No ba gusto niyo 24/7 magtatatalak siya tungkol sa HIV awareness na yan? Ang mga pinoy walang kakuntentuhan…u asked or wished of a crown, Pia gave it to you, ngaun hinahanapan naman ng kung anu-ano na ipinangako daw? She’s doing her task about awareness na yan and yet she’s doing her duties and obligations as well….you can’t do everything in a yearof reign, she’s not superwoman my dear…..just like you she’s a human, but the thing is, you are not Miss Universe so jst shut your mouth (to allindividuals na maraming hinahanap) and watch what she’s all been doing! She’s just alright, wala nmang reklamo ang MUO, bakit kayo ang dami niyong reklamo! Maging Miss Universe muna kayo bago niyo siya hanapan ng kung anu-ano!!!! YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE WORLD ALONE BUT YOU CAN CAST A STONE TO MAKE MANY RIPPLES!

      • Judgmental ka naman agad. Ang babaw mo. Di ka na lang magpasalamat sa kahit katiting na nagawa niya. Ikaw kaya meron?

    • This is not arrogance. This is standing up for yourself with all the bashing and bullying that she receives. Kudos to her!

    • P.S.

      We expect our Queens to be queenly at all times. I think what set some people off about this statement is that she could have said all this in a more gracious manner. Her annoyance and sarcasm (at the end with the swimsuit photo) did her no favors.

      To be fair to Ms. Wurtzbach, bashers should have checked the Miss Universe website and Mr. Tinio’s blog (yes! This one!) first. For in these, they will find her involvement in HIV/AIDS awareness efforts both here in Filipinas and in her host country, the USA. Do your homework first, and think before you click.

      And I cannot help but link this with the earlier LoveYourself post featuring the MGWP organization. They are certainly doing their share on their side, and I wonder if the MUO should have also linked Queen P with Catriona Gay (aka, Mr. Raspado – name calling on my part. Forgive my indulgence…).

      • Hi madam! Sa halip na kumuda ka na kulang ang effort ni Pia to raise HIV awareness, bakit hindi mo i-try ang magpa-HIV screening at isama mo na rin ang mental health check-up. Kaloka ka teh ang dami mong hanash, bakit kapag all-out ba ang effort ni Pia sa advocacy niya eh pupurihin mo ba siya? Di ba hindi rin. Naku teh masama yung lagi mong hahanapan ng mali ang iba. Hindi yun healthy.

      • Agree. I’m a Pia’s fan but I agree . She should have stayed quiet and let her records speak for her. It’s not very queenly and could be perceived as arrogant and irritating.

  7. Sana hindi na lang ito inopen in public. Bigyan nyo naman ng dignidad yong tao. Napakaliit lang ng halagang yan para sa mga mayayamang pageant enthusiasts. Though wala akong nakitang masama na tulungan si Ms Sierra Leone but not this way. This is not a matter of life and death para gawan pa ng isang online campaign. Mas maraming higit na nangangailangan ng mga ganitong klaseng pagkilos.

    • A lot of people do this even in progressive countries.. especially those where beauty pageants are a thing of the past
      So..it maybe unglamorous but there is nothing dishonorable abt asking for help… provided this is legitimate . I just have doubts having received massive solicitation emails from African nations.

    • Hi madam! Sa halip na kumuda ka na kulang ang effort ni Pia to raise HIV awareness, bakit hindi mo i-try ang magpa-HIV screening at isama mo na rin ang mental health check-up. Kaloka ka teh ang dami mong hanash, bakit kapag all-out ba ang effort ni Pia sa advocacy niya eh pupurihin mo ba siya? Di ba hindi rin. Naku teh masama yung lagi mong hahanapan ng mali ang iba. Hindi yun healthy.

  8. The world, the universe rather has many problems that need our immediate help.. This IS NOT one of them. If their country cant afford the fees for such a glamorous and expensive event, then why bother? The funds can be used somewhere else. There are other platforms to express herself.

  9. Nakakaawa naman tong si Miss Awa. Hindi naman kalakihan yung amount na kailangan nya. Sana may mag sponsor na lang sa kanya from Manila na rich business man.

  10. It’s kind of risky to send help knowing that this could be an online fraud. I would say find a different way to raise money.

    • @ Fabian Reyes : Good evening/afternoon/morning.

      You are correct on the risk of fraud. Fortunately, it seems donors are careful, as going over the correspondence, some have opted to course their donations thru Mr. Lasala instead.

      Stylists, photographers, and videographers have also offered to help FOC.

    • Yeah. I think she is beautifull. But a good training can help her to have a spot in semifinals.
      KF its your another chance to train someone like her. After miss indonesias success at MI 2016. The next thing is this girl.
      But il hope may mag sponsor sa kanya. She is very successfull in MI 2015. How come there are no people in her country supporting her. Il hope hinde scam yang nag pupush ng donation for her. But its also a good idea if ever theres no one in her country na mag offer ng help for her to compete in MU.
      Good Luck to her.

      • Asa ka pa I train nila yan, remember need muna bumili ng gown kay Almowdel para sa free training!

      • @geoff

        I think you’re mistaking Awa for Eunice Onyango, last year’s MI 2nd RU from Kenya. Awa is from Sierra Leone…totaly different girl

      • @Greige yup i know. The point is… Miss International 2nd runner up Miss Indonesia was trained by KF. So success ang KF sa pag train kay Indo para makapasok sa top 5 so i think if this girl from sierra leone there is a possibility na makakuha ng spot sa semis ng MU kung itetrain sya ng maayos ng isang pinoy beauty camp. So hinde pwede ang Aces dahil tine train nila si maxine. So i think KF is the last choice who can train this girl if ever.

  11. Ganda naman ng name nya Nakakaawa na Nakakahawa pa!

    Pero nakakatouch naman… sana madaming tumulong. First time in history of MU, ngayon lang sasali ang Sierra Leone. Baka mag-ala Botswana 1999 to.

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