Pia Wurtzbach relinquished her crown as Miss Universe on January 29, 2017, but right before doing so, the model/actress posted a message on a Time magazine website in which she explained that her support for LGBT equality was not in conflict with her Catholic faith.
Wurtzbach, a citizen of the Philippines, who became Miss Universe in 2015, wrote a post for , a website owned by Time which allows celebrities to state their opinions on whatever subjects they choose. Wurtzbach began by describing the culture in which she was raised:
“I am Filipino, and like the vast majority of people in my country, I am a proud Catholic. I have a steadfast faith, and my religion is an essential element of who I am. Growing up, my family regularly attended mass, and I studied at a school that taught Christian fundamentals.”
Source: Bondings 2.0