Pia Wurtzbach: I am confidently beautiful with a heart.
Philippines’ bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach won the country’s third Miss Universe Crown at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miss Columbia was first announced the winner but host Steve Harvery retracted what he said and announced Miss Philippines as Miss Universe 2015. He also showed the camera the actual results on the card he was holding.
In a shock, Pia received the crown from Miss Universe 2014, Miss Columbia Paulina Vega.
Pia, who won in the swimsuit and evening gown online polls, wore a blue Albert Andrada creation. In the final Q&A portion, the model-actress answered the question “Why should you be the next Miss Universe?” confidently.
“To be a Miss Universe is an honor and a responsibility. If I were to be Miss Universe I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country, which is the Philippines. I want to show the world, the universe rather, that I am confidently beautiful with a heart,” Pia said.
The Philippines currently has two Miss Universe crowns, the last one won by Miss Margie Moran in 1973.
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