WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's emotional speech at Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation
MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took a final turn onstage for her farewell walk, right before she was set to pass on her Miss Universe Philippines 2015 crown to the 2016 winner. Binibining Pilipinas held the pageant's coronation night Sunday, April 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Watch her farewell walk here:
A visibly emotional Pia gave a speech thanking her supporters, and encouraging whomever would be taking her place in this year's upcoming pageant.
"To my successor, just remember to give your best. Behind that beautiful gown, your knees may be trembling like me right now. I'm still not used to it," she said. "And being in front of millions of people is nerve-wracking, but you have to remember that you are proudly wearing that sash that says Philippines.
"And believe me, in you moments of doubt, you just have to remember that you have the whole country cheering you on. Tonight, I feel like I'm graduating from Binibini. Tonight is the beginning of the journey for a confidently beautiful Filipina. Mabuhay ang gandang Filipina. Mabuhay ang Filipina. Mabuhay tayong lahat!"
Watch the video above to see Pia's emotional turn onstage, and relive the action with Rappler's Binibining Pilipinas coronation night live blog for updates, as they happen. – Rappler.com
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