My Best Photos of Pia Wurtzbach at Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Did you know that Pia Wurtzbach is a trained chef? Apparently, some genetically blessed people can study culinary arts and maintain their abs. This girl trained in the art of cooking in 2009 at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies. Apart from whipping up food masterpieces, Pia has many talents – she is a make-up artist, a contributor for Inquirer lifestyle, can act, model, sing and dance!
Even last year (2014) I had Pia Wurtzbach pegged for a crown. So it was deeply disappointing when she didn’t even place as a runner-up. In this news story, Pia admits breaking down and making ‘hagulgol’ backstage afterwards. She had worked so hard for her dream and felt so hurt that all her effort was in vain.
But she is really one strong woman, an example that I look up to. Soon after her loss in 2014 she posted on her Instagram: “I am forever grateful.”
Apart from loving her for her strength of character, I adore her gorgeous body. Just check out the collage above!
For me, Pia Wurtzbach excels in the long gown competition. Even if she didn’t bag the award for Best in Evening Gown or the Best in National Costume in this year’s pageant, in my list, she got the highest scores.
Her angelic face and powerful pasarela in long gown are, for me, her main edge, as she represents the Philippines in Miss Universe 2015. Why? Because the long gown competition in MU has been our waterloo for the past few years. But if we are sending Pia then we have a bigger chance of scoring higher in that area.
Of course, lets continue to clamor for a Filipino designer to dress this girl come MU 2015. While I am happy that Filipino designers were given honor in this year’s Bb. Pilipinas fashion show, I won’t be completely happy until I know that Pia will indeed be wearing homegrown designs both in the National Costume and Evening Gown competitions.
It truly was a huge risk for Pia Wurtzbach to join again this year, her third shot at a Binibini crown. When I saw her at the Press Presentation for batch 2015, I noticed her ‘new attitude’ on stage. She was cool, calm and collected – unlike last year when she was fierce and extremely competive. I think it was good strategy to dial the heat down but keep the energy level up.
What made her take this chance of competing a third time? She could have lost! In this interview with The Philippine Star she explains that she didn’t want to have any regrets. Now thats one lesson we can all learn from this beauty queen. To make sure we life without regrets…
I honestly was worried about Pia’s chances of winning this year when she did not get either the Long Gown or the Best in Swimsuit award. Both are strong indicators of victory.
Speaking of her gown, there was a bit of intrigue that Pia Wurtzbach’s evening gown was sabotaged – it was found dirtied up. But Pia has denied this bit of rumor saying that all the girls in this batch are friends and that it never happened. Read more about it in this Rappler article.
“I think that we should be careful with what we post online especially our thoughts and our opinions that we don’t hurt anybody. Especially selfies, we have to be careful with what we post especially with our bodies and our faces so always think before you click.”
That was Pia Wurtzbach’s winning answer to Congresswoman Leni Robredo’s question on internet censorship. And I agree with Pia that it starts with self-censorship. Gosh, we are learning so much from this girl!
Well, it turns out that not winning the Best in Swimsuit or the Long Gown did not matter. In the end Pia Wurtzbach was announced THE new Miss Philippines Universe 2015 (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2015)!!!
Don’t you just love her facial expressions? My favorite one is the top left pic with her covering her mouth and her eyes almost popping out. And look at how poised she still is with one hand on her hip and the other on her mouth again. She is SO adorable!
This photo above is one of my favorite ones in this blog post. It is symbolic of friendship beyond borders. MJ Lastimosa and Pia Wurtzbach belong to rival pageant training camps. The rivalry of the camps is so fierce that I have heard stories of it affecting the friendships of the contestants themselves. But as I watched these two girls embrace, I felt warmth and friendship. Now they belong to one camp – Bb. Pilipinas!
As she dons her sash with the help of MJ Lastimosa, our lovely Pia ends her journey as a struggling contestant and now begins a new one as Miss Philippines Universe 2015. She will face a whole new set of struggles including training for Miss Universe which is a demanding process of continuous self-improvement. If you want to keep track of her day-to-day activities as Miss Universe Philippines 2015, follow her Twitter here…
Pia Wurtzbach’s crown is heavier than most because it is a crown that took three years of sacrifice to win. But those three years also include a truckload of joy thanks to many new and wonderful friends and priceless once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I don’t doubt that Pia is savoring each moment now that she is living her dream.
Congratulations Pia! I have followed you all this time, through the ups and downs and can’t be happier to see you as queen. I wish you the best as you train for the greatest fight of your life. With you wearing the Philippine sash, I’m confident that our chance at winning Miss Universe is greater than ever. May God bless you with favor and may He shine His face upon you.