Binibini Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach broke an unlucky 42-year glut for the Philippines in the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant by being crowned Miss Universe 2015 in glittery ceremonies at The Axis in Las Vegas Nevada.
But it didn’t happen without a major booboo being committed by host Steve Harvey who first mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the new Miss Universe.
Wurtzbach is believed to have clinched the title with her radiant answer in the pageant’s Question and Answer portion: “Why should you be Miss Universe?”
She replied: “To be a Miss Universe is both an honor and a responsibility. I would shed light in causes like HIV. Show the world that I am confidently beautiful with a heart.”
The half-German, half Filipino Pia, who is 26 years old, joined Binibining Pilipinas three times before being named to represent the Philippines in Miss Universe 2015. She worked as a professional model, actress and talent of Star Magic of ABS-CBN.
Anyway, I personally saw the transformation of Pia, having watched the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night live each time at the Araneta Center where she would sorely end up as a runner-up or just named in the Top 10.
Last April, I saw her again in a Cream Silk event at the Solaire Theater where she was one of the beauty queens who attended. And I personally approached her and said: “Pia, we should have a picture. So I will have a souvenir photo of you when you become Miss Universe..”
I can’t believe nag dilang anghel ako!
I consider this picture my own piece of history now with the new Miss Universe. Congratulations Miss Pia Wurtzbach!