IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Pia Wurtzbach at Miss Universe preliminaries

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IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Pia Wurtzbach at Miss Universe preliminaries
Pia gets loud cheers and pulls of her evening gown despite the controversy over it

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Miss Universe 2015 has officially started on Wednesday, December 16 in Las Vegas (Thursday, December 17 in Manila) with the preliminaries held at the Axis in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

The production opened with Stephanie Cameron, choreographer of the Miss Universe pageant introducing the candidates. The Philippines’ bet, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, clad in a silver sequined dress, received loud cheers from the audience.

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines 2015 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill during the opening of The 2015 MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

The stage heated up during the swimsuit portion. Pia, wearing a black and white two-piece bikini, did not disappoint the crowd, who continued to cheer her on. At one point, the hosts even commented on the support she’s been getting.

 

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

During the evening gown portion, the ladies showed everyone how regal they were. Pia came out in a red gown by designer Oliver Tolentino, who at the last minute came to the rescue after reports surfaced that the original gown that Pia had did not fit her well.

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

 

 

On Twitter, Oliver explained how he was able to help Pia and her camp at the last minute.



 

Pia’s predecessors – Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon, Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner-up Ariella Arida, and Miss Universe 2014 top 10 finalist Mary Jean Lastimosa praised her overall performance on Twitter.  Pia  even thanked Janine online.


 

 


 


How do you think Pia Wurtzbach did in the preliminary competition of Miss Universe 2015? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com

All screengrabs are taken from the livestream via missuniverse.com

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