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WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach pays surprise tribute to sister Sarah

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:12 AM

In an earnest speech Pia also reflects on life after Miss Universe Longevity and impact she said is about creating a legacy not a moment

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Things to know about the Miss Universe pageant

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) Did you know that Catriona Gray is the 4th Filipina to win the crown?

Catriona Gray of the Philippines smiles after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach celebrates birthday in Manila

Sep 24, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is back home to celebrate her 27th birthday with her fans

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach celebrates her birthday with her fans and her former trainer Jonas Gaffud. Screengrab from Instagram/jonasofmercator

LOOK: Miss USA Olivia Jordan arrives in Manila

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Pia Wurtzbach s friends from Miss Universe 2015 Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw are also in the country to watch Binibining Pilipinas 2016

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach shares story behind famous 'Ako bahala, babawi tayo sa Miss U' tweet

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:16 PM

Pia explains what emotions compelled her to tweet babawi tayo sa Miss Universe after Manny lost to Floyd Mayweather She doesn t comment directly about Manny s recent controversial comments

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach's Grand Homecoming Special

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach s got her first walk with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran

Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, and the beautiful Filipino accent

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Thanks to Pia I realize our own neutral accent is just as beautiful and unique writes Bayani S Cruz

ALL SMILES. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines at her homecoming parade in Manila. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pia Wurtzbach meets President Aquino for first time since Miss Universe win

Jan 26, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Pia and PNoy were previously rumored to be dating Pia pays a courtesy call to the President following her Miss Universe win

WATCH: Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach to PH fans: 'This is our crown'

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach gives a short speech after her day long grand homecoming parade

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Fans welcome Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach back home

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Pia gives a short but touching message to fans before her grand homecoming parade

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at grand homecoming parade

Jan 25, 2016 - 3:01 PM

A stunning smiling Pia Wurtzbach waves jubilantly to the crowd Scenes from the festivities below

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach defends answer on US military presence in PH

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Pia explains why she would stick to her controversial answer during the pageant despite the criticism

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach on love life, being 'sawi,' and more

Jan 24, 2016 - 8:59 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach s candid moments during her homecoming press conference

MISS UNIVERSE 2015. Pia Wurtzbach speaks to the press during her homecoming. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:23 AM

3rd UPDATE Pia Wurtzbach arrives in Manila for her Grand Homecoming and says Napakasaya ko po di po ako nakatulog kagabi dahil sobrang excited po akong finally makauwi na

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CA justice to Pia Wurtzbach: Return of US bases unconstitutional

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

A nominee to the High Tribunal CA Associate Justice Mariflor Punzalan Castillo tells the JBC she would also rule on EDCA as unconstitutional

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach gets her Miss Universe walk

Jan 05, 2016 - 12:22 AM

Pia also shares how she felt about the mix up on coronation night and what she s been doing since she was crowned

Miss Universe USA 2015: Both women were worthy

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Miss USA Olivia Jordan speaks up about the announcement mix up and wins the hearts of Filipinos

SECOND RUNNER-UP. Miss Universe USA speaks up about the winners announcement mix-up during coronation night. Screengrab from Instagram/theoliviajordan

WATCH: Houston Rockets mascots parody Miss Universe mishap

Dec 22, 2015 - 4:29 PM

The Houston Rockets show they have a sense of humor about the crowning controversy at Miss Universe 2015

Margie Moran, Gloria Diaz on Pia Wurtzbach's win

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Margie and Gloria talk about the error in the announcement while other former Miss Universe bets also chime in

MISS UNIVERSE. Former Philippines Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran speak up on Pia Wurtzbach's win. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

WATCH: Teleprompter said PH won – Miss Universe AU

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic says the other contestants knew of the mix up before Steve Harvey corrected himself

MISS AUSTRALIA. Monika Radulovik says that the Miss Universe contestants watching from the sidelines knew about the winners announcement mix-up before host Steve Harvey apologized. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2015: A crown 42 years in the making

Dec 21, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio reacts to the mix up in the Miss Universe 2015 announcement and Pia Wurtzbach s win

MISS UNIVERSE 2015. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the winner of the pageant after a mix-up regarding the winners announcement. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

PHOTO RECAP: Miss Universe 2015 coronation night

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:12 PM

The Philippines Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015 See photos of the ladies and the announcement mix up

MISS UNIVERSE 2015. The Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Justin Bieber, Tyra Banks react to Miss Universe 2015 mix-up, Pia's win

Dec 21, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Dang girl You betta SMIZE @PiaWurtzbach for the win girl Famous personalities react to Pia Wurtzbach s win and host Steve Harvey s announcement mix up

CELEBS REACT. Justin Bieber, Tyra Banks, and Josh Groban react to Miss Universe 2015. Photos by Mike Nelson/Paul Buck/EPA, screengrab from Instagram/tyrabanks

PH stars react to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's win

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Ruffa Gutierrez Maxene Magalona Gab Valenciano and more react to Pia s Miss Universe 2015 win

LOCAL CELEBS. Pauleen Luna, Piolo Pascual, and Ruffa Guttierrez are just some of the celebrities who have posted on social media about Pia Wurtzbach's Miss Universe win. Screengrab from Instagram/pauleenluna, Photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach's 3-year Miss Universe journey

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:02 PM

It may have taken 3 tries for the Philippines Pia Wurtzbach to make it to the Miss Universe pageant – but all her hard work has paid off as she is crowned Miss Universe 2015 Let s take a look back at her journey here

Pro-US bases? Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach should get a briefing, activists say

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach elicits strong reactions online when she tells pageant judges she doesn t see any problem with US military presence in the Philippines

CONTROVERSIAL ANSWER, CONTROVERSIAL WIN. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach is crowned Miss Universe 2015. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's triumphant winning moment

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Amid a mix up that initially has Miss Colombia mistakenly crowned Miss Universe Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach gracefully takes the crown

PH's Pia Wurtzbach wins Miss Universe 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:57 AM

UPDATED Pia Wurtzbach now follows in the footsteps of Filipina Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz 1969 and Margarita Moran 1973

PIA WURTZBACH. Pia posts a message to her supporters after winning Miss Universe 2015. Screengrab from Instagram/piawurtzbach

Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Top 3 of final

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Plus the full list of the Top 3 and Pia s answer during the question and answer round

Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Top 5 of final

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:06 AM

Plus the full list of the Top 5

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines 2015 debuts her National Costume on stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The 2015 Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, Dec. 20, from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become Miss Universe 2015. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Top 10 of final

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Plus the full list of the Top 10

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Philippines 2015 competes on stage in Yamamay swimwear featuring footwear by Chinese Laundry during The 2015 MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The 2015 Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, Dec. 20, from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become Miss Universe 2015. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Top 15 of final

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:32 AM

Plus the full list of the Top 15 here as they re announced

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. The 2015 Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, Dec. 20, from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become Miss Universe 2015. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2015 coronation night

Dec 21, 2015 - 7:54 AM

The Philippines bet is Pia Wurtzbach Who will be crowned this year s winner?

Miss Universe PH Pia Wurtzbach sends out message before finals

Dec 20, 2015 - 3:59 PM

After 3 attempts to become Miss Universe Philippines Pia competes in the Miss Universe pageant on December 21

PABEBE WAVE. Miss Universe Philippines calls on AlDub fans to vote for her at the Miss Universe 2015 finals. Screengrab from Instagram/piawurtzbach

Miss Universe PH 2015 Pia Wurtzbach asks #AlDub fans: Support me

Dec 19, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Pia posts a photo of herself doing the pabebe wave

PABEBE WAVE. Miss Universe Philippines calls on AlDub fans to vote for her at the Miss Universe 2015 finals. Screengrab from Instagram/piawurtzbach

IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Pia Wurtzbach at Miss Universe preliminaries

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Pia gets loud cheers and pulls of her evening gown despite the controversy over it

Photo recap: Miss Universe 2015 preliminary competition

Dec 17, 2015 - 12:55 PM

See colorful photos from the swimsuit and evening gown competitions

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe PH Pia Wurtzbach's official Miss Universe photos

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:57 PM

See Pia s photos from the pre pageant activities

Miss Universe PH Pia Wurtzbach: I'm not going to waste my victory

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:04 PM

It was a long journey getting here says the new Miss Universe Philippines

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach wins Miss Universe PH crown

Mar 16, 2015 - 12:28 AM

The exact moment Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wins the Miss Universe PH crown at the Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night

FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night

Mar 15, 2015 - 11:54 PM

See who will represent the Philippines at the international pageants this year

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night

Mar 15, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Photos and video clips to help you relive the evening in vivid detail from Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night updated real time

Bb 8: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, 24

Feb 13, 2014 - 3:48 AM

Candidate 8 for Bb Pilipinas 2014: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach 24 years old