Pia Wurtzbach

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Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino- German actress and model who was crowned Miss Universe 2015. She was born on September 24, 1989, in Stuttgart, Germany to a German father and Filipino mother. She later moved to Cagayan de Oro, Philippines where she studied kindergarten and primary education. Pia finished her secondary education with the ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center and studied culinary arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in Metro Manila, Philippines. When her parents separated, she became the breadwinner of the family from age 11 by doing modeling and acting.

28 Jan, 2016

Philippines victory walk

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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.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach takes her victory walk at the Big Dome

25 Jan, 2016

Homecoming parade

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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 to give up and to always keep studying and respect your parents and treat each other fairly.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach's grand homecoming parade

Philippine Senate honors

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Senate visitWurtzbach 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 Alonzo Wurtzbach exhibited not only classic Filipina beauty but also intelligence with her response to the final question. I understand that Pia has made the fight against HIV her main advocacy. I can assure you that the Senate is one with you in this campaign. We will look on legislation that will boost this campaign. We also have a champion. Our very own Pia, Senator Pia Cayetano.

On Wurtzbach joining politics, Drilon:

Given her politically conscious responses to the questions, I am not surprised. You know the question was very political – the presence of the American bases, the presence of American troops, the matter of the HIV, her views on a number of critical issues. I have advised her that if she’s really interested in joining government, she would be a very strong advocate of issues that she has expressed her opinions on. And, I advised her to first try her hand in some appointed position where she can push her advocacy, rather than join the politics in an elections.

20 Dec, 2015

Miss Philippines wins Miss Universe 2015 after mix-up

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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!

Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Woman Miss Universe

15 Mar, 2015

Wins Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2015

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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 question about internet censorship during the Q&A portion of the pageant:

We should be careful with what we post online. Always think before you click.

Pia Wurtzbach wins Miss Universe PH crown

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