IN A DRAMATIC announcement of the ultimate winner, Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach bagged the Miss Universe 2015 crown just moments ago, after Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez was mistakenly announced as the winner by host Steve Harvey.
It was a bit awkward seeing the reactions from the candidates when Harvey went up back to the stage to rectify his mistake, but those last moments brought the spotlight to the surprised Wurtzbach who finally won the third Miss Universe crown for the Philippines after 42 long years.
Here in our hotel rooms, friends and I are shouting for the most joyous day of the year. The same scenario is definitely happening all over the Philippines and in most Filipino communities overseas who took a day off just to witness the annual Miss Universe competition.
As a running joke actually, you can talk to every Filipino right now and ask them a favor for they’ll gladly oblige, with a happy heart.
Looking back at the just concluded competition, Wurtzbach has been leading the online pools, and she was clearly one of the most favorite candidates.
It was a tough battle between her and Colombia’s Gutierrez but the latter emerged first runner-up while Miss USA Olivia Jordan came in close as second runner-up. See the other winners in our live updates here. Check out the question and answer here.
But who is Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach? In this post we try to give you bits and pieces of information to get to know the new Miss Universe even better.
No doubt, Wurtzbach topped the hot picks of various pageant sites, and pageant gurus has chosen over the 80 other candidates to win this year’s title. She’s of course our top pick as posted earlier on this post.
(Read: Miss Universe 2015 Top 15 Picks).
Born on September 24, 1989, in Germany to a Filipina mom and a German dad, Wurtzbach is an older sister of three years to her lone sibling.
She studied Culinary Arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in Manila, which gave her a license to becoming a chef. Other than that, she is also a beauty writer, stylist, and makeup artist prior to winning Miss Universe Philippines 2015. Wurtzbach stands 5’7.5″, and grew up in Cagayan de Oro.
The 26-year old beauty queen used to work as an actress since she was a child. Carrying the name, Pia Romero, she is former ABS-CBN Talent and member of Star Circle Batch 11. She also pursued modeling and hosting.
The lady is not new to beauty contests. It was actually her third time joining Binibining Pilipinas. She was first runner-up to Miss Universe Philippines Ariella Arida in 2013, and is a Top 15 finalist to Mary Jean Lastimosa in 2014. Unfazed by the two defeats, Wurtzbach’s third attempt made her the official candidate of the country to the annual pageant, and gave her a three-year preparation to this year’s search.
Above details might be enough ingredients for an impressive profile but a Miss Universe title, and the crown for the Philippines definitely completes it.
We just stalked Pia’s Instagram account, and we believe these photos are just perfect for this blog post. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.