Covers Super Bowl 50

Wurtzbach is in San Francisco for her assignment as Inside Edition‘s special correspondent for the Super Bowl 50. She covers the night’s events with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes previews, and game coverage. I’ll be the special correspondent all week long so be sure to tune in to catch exclusive coverage by your truly.

Wraps up homecoming visit

After spending a week in the Philippines, Wurtzbach returns to the United States to continue fulfilling her responsibilities as Miss Universe. I’ll be back soon. It’s very sad that I have to leave so soon. But like I said, this is a responsibility and I have duties now. I will continue making all of you proud!

Portrays Disney’s Elsa

Mendoza is tapped by Disney to represent Frozen’s Elsa in their 2016 calendar. The shoot was so much fun because it’s my first time to do this and it’s very new to me. I love it. I love Elsa.

Philippines victory walk

Wutzbach does a homecoming victory walk, in place of the one she missed in the 64th Miss Universe pageant. Wearing her crown, she smiles and waves in front of the thousands of fans in Araneta Coliseum, a place where her dream of becoming Miss Universe started. This is the final event in Wurtzbach’s homecoming itinerary.

Wants to get tested for HIV

As part of her HIV advocacy, Wutzbach says she will be tested for HIV. The first step is get yourself tested and to let yourself be informed. I have plans of getting tested myself, too. If I take the first step, then maybe others can follow suit. So I hope that they do, they really do.

House approves tax exemption

The ways and means committee of Philippine Congress approves House Bill 6367, which seeks to exempt Wurtzbach from payment of taxes arising from her winnings from the international pageant. The Bill filed by the Cagayan de Oro representative is approved unanimously. During the hearing, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) lawyer says there will be no double taxation on Wurtzbach’s […]

Runs for Senator

Pacquiao formally declares his senatorial bid in the 2016 Philippine general elections. He is currently a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the province of Sarangani. The boxer announces his bid for a higher Senate seat during his State of the District Address. In the coming days, I will be embracing new levels […]

Wins Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2015

Wurtzbach is the crowned winner of Binibining Pilipinas – Universe 2015. It is the third time that she joined the pageant, winning first runner-up in 2013 and landing in the Top 15 in 2014. She represents Cagayan de Oro City and bested other 33 contestants during the Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta, Quezon City. Her answer to the […]

Winnings taxable in Philippines

The cash prize and other awards received by Wurtzbach for winning the Miss Universe title are subject to income tax according to Philippine revenue official. We, too, are elated and proud that she won the Miss Universe title but we have to implement the law. Wurtzbach’s earnings from within and outside the country form part of […]

Rom-com emoji quiz

Wurtzbach sits down with Bustle to guess romantic comedies using only emojis as her clues. Sleep. Rain. City. Sleepless in Seattle?

Takes first Miss Universe walk

Considering the unique circumstances of her victory, Wurtzbach finally takes her long overdue Miss Universe walk on American talk show Live with Kelly and Michael. Kelly: Pia, you never had the chance to do your walk. You know, the famous walk. Do you want to do your walk for us now.

First interview as Miss Universe 2015

Wutzbach officially starts her reign appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America. She talks about the controversial announcement mix-up and her thoughts on sharing the crown. I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown, but I have high hopes that this will give great opportunities for me and Miss Colombia […]

Visits President Aquino

Wurtzbach pays courtesy call at Malacañang. She is accompanied by her mother and Miss Universe President Shugart. After talking with the President, Wurtzbach gives a short press conference. It’s an honor to be in the presence of the President, of course, especially now that I’m here as Miss Universe, bringing back the crown for the Filipino. […]

Philippine Senate honors

Wurtzbach visits the Philippine Senate for a courtesy call and to receive Senate Resolution 111 congratulating and commending her for giving honor to the country. Senate President Drilon: For a country that is very proud of the intelligence, talent and beauty of its women, this is indeed a great reason to celebrate. Miss Universe Pia […]

Homecoming parade

Crowds of people come out to show support for Wurtzbach, who brought home the Miss Universe crown after 42 years, at a homecoming parade through Manila. The model wears a green terno and waves the Philippine flag from her float which resembles her crown. I hope I can be an inspiration to all of you, not […]

Forgives Harvey

Wurtzbach appears on The Steve Harvey Show titled Miss Universe: The Truth more than a month after the Miss Universe 2015 fiasco. Wurtzbach: Don’t beat yourself up for this anymore. Come on. Let’s move forward, let’s be happy. Harvey: I want some healing to be done. for you and for Miss Colombia. I want that more than anything. […]

Shares best advice

At the homecoming press conference, Wurtzbach says that the best advice she received on her journey to the crown was from 2011 Miss Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup. She said you should know when to peak. You should save your energy for moments that really matter. The competition can be very exhausting. There are times that you should […]

Miss Philippines wins Miss Universe 2015 after mix-up

In the final stages of the 64th annual competition for Miss Universe in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Harvey initially reads Miss Colombia as winner. After she is crowned however, Harvey returns to the stage and corrects himself. Ok folks, I have to apologize the first runner-up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines!

Returns to Philippines

Wurtzbach returns to the Philippines after winning the Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Las Vegas. She arrives in NAIA Terminal 2. Bb. Pilipinas officials, the media and pageant supporters welcome her. I’m so happy, I couldn’t sleep last night because I was so excited to finally come home. I don’t want to reveal too much about my […]