Sa kanyang final studio pictorial bilang Miss Universe, may isang sorpresa na bumulaga kay Pia na ‘di niya inaasahan at napaluha siya. Ito ay dahil natupad sa huling pagkakataon ang isa sa kanyang wish bilang Miss Universe.
"Oh my God! It’s the Mikimoto crown, it’s been the crown of Miss Universe for how many years before it was changed to the Diamond Nexus Crown and now the DIC crown."
Naging usapan sa social media at pageant experts kung bakit ang Mikimoto crown na ginamit na korona ng Miss Universe sa taong 2002 hanggang 2007.
"I was so excited because I’ve been asking to see at least see this crown in person for the longest time. I asked for it for my birthday and all the occasions that I could think of and now I’m wearing it!" sabi pa ni Pia
Ang Mikimoto crown ay gawa sa 500 diamonds at 120 pieces ng south sea at akoya pearls na may total value na 250 thousand US dollars.