Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is officially Miss Universe 2015! After a long night of blowing the judges away with her poise, beauty, and talent, Miss Philippines took home the crown. Want to know more about Pia? Get five fast facts below!
Congratulations are in order for Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach! Otherwise known as Miss Philippines, 26-year-old Pia was crowned Miss Universe on Dec. 20, in perhaps the most shocking way possible after Steve Harvey mistakenly called Miss Colombia as the winner. The world already knows where Pia is from, but with the way she worked the stage, it’s hard not to want to know more about her! Luckily, we have what you need to know right here!
1. She was actually born in Germany.
Although Pia grew up in the Philippines and identifies with that country, she was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, as her father is German.
2. She has been acting since she was 12 years old.
Pia joined Star Magic Talent, a modeling and acting agency for young kids in the Philippines, 14 years ago. Her television break came in 2002, when she starred in an afternoon TV show titled K2BU.
3. She is a fantastic cook.
Amidst being a model, actress, and TV personality, Pia also has a Culinary Arts degree under her belt. She is a graduate of the Professional Culinary from Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines.
4. She might be dating the Philippine president.
In April 2015, it was reported that Pia was romantically linked to Benign Aquino, Jr., who has been the Philippine president since 2010. Although not much else has been said about their fling, Pia reportedly said Benigno was “very fun to talk to.”
5. She has only been doing pageants for two years.
Pia’s first pageant was the 2013 Binibining Pilipinas. She impressively claimed the first runner-up prize in her first year, finally winning the title in 2015 that led her to the Miss Universe pageant. She could’ve easily fooled us as a pageant veteran!
Pia owned it on the Miss Universe stage with her incredible class, along with her amazing costume and beautiful ballgown. She totally deserved the title, and we couldn’t be happier for her! Congrats, Pia!
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