MANILA — Liza Soberano, considered one of local showbiz’s most beautiful faces, has two Miss Universe titlists rooting for her to become a future representative of the Philippines in the popular pageant. On separate occasions, Filipino winners Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray named Soberano as a possible winning bet in Miss Universe. Gray’s statement has reached Soberano, who was asked on Thursday for her reaction to getting encouragement, yet again, from another international queen. “It’s flattering coming from Miss Universe herself. Ate Pia was also very supportive,” Soberano told ABS-CBN News, on the sidelines of a press conference for her upcoming primetime series “Make It With You.” “I don’t want to say that I’m completely closing the doors, but honestly don’t see it in my career path, because I’m very passionate about acting. Being a beauty queen takes a lot of time. Of course, I’d have to prepare physically, I’d have to prepare my walk, how beauty queens act. It requires a lot of training. I don’t think kaya ko mapalayo sa acting for that long,” she explained. “I would make jokes and tell her, ‘Why don’t you join? You’re still my Miss Universe.’ But if she really doesn’t feel it inside her… Gusto ko, siyempre, genuinely, she really wants it,” he said.