Pia Wurtzbach on Her Quarter-Life Crisis

What do you get when you bring three former beauty queens — Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Miss International Cala Lizardo, and Miss Intercontinental Bianca Guidotti — together for a podcast? A “queentuhan” where they get candid about life outside the pageant world and talk about issues any woman can relate to. And in one of their episodes, they get real about their quarter-life crisis.

Even Beauty Queens Have Their Crisis

If you are in your mid-twenties to mid-thirties and you’re still feeling lost, you are not alone. Even though the Queens look like they’ve got it all figured out, don’t let their Instagram feeds fool you; There are still moments in their life where they’re questioning themselves and their choices. Pia admits that she thinks she’s still going through a quarter-life crisis as a 31-year-old.

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The Pressure to be “Successful”

Like the majority of the population, she had to put certain plans on hold when the pandemic hit. This just added another layer of uncertainty to the future, which made her ask herself how she can prove that she’s more than just a beauty queen or a model. The former Miss Universe even contemplated going back to school since she didn’t earn a college degree what with focusing on her career. Social media is another thing that puts pressure to find what she’s passionate about and be successful.

How Pia Deals with Her Quarter-Life Crisis

Acceptance has been the key to dealing with the situation. She says the first step to doing so is admitting to yourself that you are going through something as this could lead to clarity and direction. “It’s okay that I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen with me. It means that other things can happen to me.” Changing her perspective to thinking she has plenty of time to do things instead of how she’s running out of time has also helped.

Advice for Others

For those who are also going through a quarter-life crisis, “Think of it as part of the journey, rather than a crisis.” Failure and mistakes are a normal part of life. When you start questioning where you’re headed, remember that it’s okay to not have everything figured out yet and find the beauty and joy in the uncertainties.

Listen to the Between Us Queens on Spotify and learn more about the beautiful and brainy women when they’re not on stage, representing the country.

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