On July 26, 2016, Jessy Mendiola was asked during the FHM Philippines victory party regarding her secret in staying confident about her figure despite her bashers. Jessy replied, “I think that's what people like about me, I have a different type of body from the usual sexy and I am here to prove that everyone can be sexy." Then she added, "Talo ko pa si Pia Wurtzbach, 'di ba? Nakakaloka iyong ganito. Sobrang overwhelming. Kung siya ay confidently beautiful with a heart, tayo ay confidently sexy with a heart."
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On Friday, reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach posted a tweet regarding Jessy’s remarks. And she said, “What I saw was a girl who was just really ecstatic to be given that recognition. Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations, Jessy!