Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach recently shared about how “real” COVID-19 is after she revealed she caught the virus in the UK.
In an Instagram post, she shared how she experienced all the symptoms, lasting for more than a week.
“I caught COVID here in the UK even though I’ve been fully vaccinated & received my booster shot already. Kumpleto din ako ng flu & pneumonia vaccines. I eat healthy and I’m active, but I still got it.
“I got all the symptoms too. Fever, sore throat, body pain, runny nose, cough & I also lost my sense of smell & taste. It’s not like a regular cold or flu that goes away after a few days. I’ve never been sick for this long, which lasted more than a week,” she wrote.
The 32-year-old added that her sister Sarah was also ill with the virus but they have both tested negative already.
“The worst is through. I am recovering well. I am beyond grateful my parents are safe. Di sila nahawa sakin,” she added.
She then asked her followers to take the pandemic seriously as COVID-19 cases rise in the Philippines.
“I don’t wanna sound preachy but let’s not be selfish & go breaking protocols, hoarding supplies, refusing to get tested & vaccinated,” she said.
Pia was back home in the United Kingdom to spend the holidays with her family. In an Instagram post, she even shared that she tested negative for her antigen test when she arrived.