Two Filipino beauty queens, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, posed for the cover of L’Officiel India’s “Special Collector’s Edition” magazine.
On Monday, May 17, the India-based fashion and lifestyle magazine unveiled a series of glam shots featuring the two beauty queens. “Filipina-German beauty Pia Wurtzbach and Filipina-Chinese beauty Angelia Ong have sizzled shoots, raked millions of followers and are also doing tremendous work on social issues,” they wrote in the caption.
L’Officiel India said that they titled Pia and Angelia’s cover as Transcending Earth and The Universe since both women have “created history at global beauty pageants.”
On her Instagram, Angelia shared how excited she was to grace the cover with Pia. “I’ve always wanted us to work together and I’m more than happy we finally did it.”
She also recalled how eventful the year 2015 was for both of them – Angelia won Miss Earth while Pia was crowned Miss Universe. “2015 has been special for the both of us and we’re so glad that for the first time, we can share a frame dedicated to the pageant fans. We’ve brought joy and honor to our country and even more than 5 years after, we’ve worked hard in our chosen field and advocacies,” she said.
“We made history putting a Miss Universe and Miss Earth together for the first time,” Angelia captioned a separate post.
She also thanked photographer Seven Barretto and the rest of the creative team. “@sevenbarretto and the rest of the PH team worked so hard to make this happen last minute. Thank you guys for making this happen.”
Angelia also dedicated a separate post for her “favorite Miss U” Pia. “I’ve always looked up and respected you dearly Pi. There’s no one I’d rather be sharing the cover with,” she wrote.
“This is so sweet Angelia! Thank you so much! And thank you for being hands-on with the shoot and taking care of all of us,” Pia commented in the post.
Pia also uploaded photos from their magazine shoot with the caption: “In full swing.”
Pia and Angelia’s cover is part of the magazine’s special 20th anniversary issue. – Rappler.com