WATCH: Liza Soberano To Play Pia Wurtzbach on ‘Maalala Mo Kaya (MMK)’

Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano was chosen to play the role of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on Philippine drama anthology series ‘Maalala Mo Kaya (MMK).’

Ogie Diaz, Liza’s talent manager confirmed: “She’s (Liza) taping for ‘MMK’ as the young Pia Wurtzbach,” Diaz said. “Bumangka sila sa story talaga noong wala pa siya sa pageant-pageant, so story ng family.”

It was also confirmed by singer and actress Zsa Zsa Padilla on Instagram, saying that she and Liza were working together on an MMK episode about Pia’s life.

“My first time to act with this pretty lady!” wrote Zsa Zsa. “I must admit, it was hard focusing on my lines while looking at her beautiful face. Who knew such beauty could be distracting? But she’s such an amazing actor and pretty soon, I felt like I was talking to my very own daughter. Please watch out for MMK soon featuring the life story of Pia Wurtzbach.”

Liza Soberano with former Binibining Pilipinas contestants Leitz Camyll Ang (2017) and Apriel Smith (2016) for The Pia Wurtzbach story on MMK.

Actor Lee O’Brian also confirmed his participation in the episode, as well as former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Fifth Solomon.

Liza and Pia finally meet each other for the taping of ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’ special presentation of Pia Wurtzbach Life Story. Video courtesy of The Philippine Pageantry Facebook page.