Miss Universe 2015 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miss Universe 2015


4 years later, Pia Wurtzbach recalls 'the moment that changed my life forever'

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Pia became the country's 3rd Miss Universe on December 20, 2015

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach speaks out against revealing drug suspect's HIV status

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Like many social media users, Miss Universe 2015 calls out the PDEA and a media outlet for revealing the HIV status of a drug suspect

LOOK: Marlon Stockinger's sweet birthday message for Pia Wurtzbach

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:55 PM

'Make her feel like everyday is her birthday. Here's to many more with you, [Pia], more gifts and blessings,' Marlon tells his girlfriend

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIA. Marlon Stockinger greets his girlfriend, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach on her special day. Screengrab from Instagram/@marlonstockinger

IN PHOTOS: Inside Jollibee's 1,000th store

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach joins Jollibee executives at the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of the fast food giant s 1 000th store

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

May 01, 2017 - 1:41 AM

Miss Universe 2015 hosts the big night

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach appears in Massari's 'So Long' music video

Mar 25, 2017 - 12:29 PM

So Long is the first single off the Lebanese Canadian singer s upcoming album

Pia Wurtzbach opens up on career plans, clarifies IMG gig

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Pia Wurtzbach says she is signed to IMG Universe – not IMG Models – for the next 3 years

Downy #NeverFade Parfum Collection Philippines Launch. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach surprises Miss Universe fans at ticketing booth

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:02 PM

These fans reactions are priceless

'INCOGNITO.' Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach surprises fans at a ticketing booth days before she crowned her successor. Screengrab from Facebook/piantastic

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger visit Bato dela Rosa

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Pia and Marlon take photos with the PNP Chief and his son

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

We need to continue working to make sure our communities are resilient the reigning Miss Universe tells an indigenous community in Palawan

ROLE MODEL. Tagbanua kids from Barangay Malawig give Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach a warm welcome. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach's last photoshoot as Miss Universe

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:39 PM

UPDATED Pia wears the iconic Mikimoto crown for one of the outfits at her last photoshoot

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach on how bashing made her 'bulletproof'

Jan 07, 2017 - 5:22 PM

I know I m a public figure but I don t think that means that I should be exempted from defending myself from people who don t even know the whole story says Pia

PIA WURTZBACH. Pia talks about standing up to her critics in an interview with Rappler. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach looks back on an amazing year

Dec 14, 2016 - 7:21 PM

We talk to Pia Wurtzbach before she passes on her crown to the next Miss Universe Tune in

Pia Wurtzbach to critics: I don't have to post everything on social media

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Why worry about updating everyone on social media and in the process losing the experience because you were on your phone the whole time staging photos? Pia says

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's beauty pageant makeup tutorial

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Did you know that Pia has always done her own makeup even for Miss Universe? Check out how she gets her look

PIA WURTZBACH. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach shows her fans how she does her makeup for pageants. Screengrab from Facebook/MissUniverse

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach's surprise birthday party

Sep 25, 2016 - 1:22 AM

After a party with her fans in Manila Pia Wurtzbach s friends throw her a surprise

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIA! Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's friends throw her a surprise 27th birthday party. Screengrab from Instagram/harleybarleyyy

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

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach visits UN headquarters in New York

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Pia attends the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS plus meets Department of Health secretary Janette Garin

Pia Wurtzbach, Olivia Jordan exchange touching messages as Miss USA crowned

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:44 PM

But there we were back on the same stage and exact same spot as last year You ve been so gracious and supportive Most of all thank you for making me feel like I wasn t alone during my down moments writes Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

Duterte’s rape remark, Ecuador quake, Pia Wurtzbach | 12PM wRap

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:18 PM

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Why it's hard to top standout queen Pia Wurtzbach

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The new Bb Pilipinas queens have their work cut out for them because Pia Wurtzbach is a tough act to follow

FAREWELL. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach gestures to the crowd during the Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night, April 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's emotional speech at Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:35 AM

Behind that beautiful gown your knees may be trembling – like me right now but you have to remember that you are proudly wearing that sash that says Philippines says Pia to roars of approval from her adoring audience

Maxine Medina crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2016

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:26 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach crowns her Binibining Pilipinas successor

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[POLL] Bb Pilipinas 2016: Who should be crowned Miss Universe PH?

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:11 AM

Watch the top 15 announcement then select your favorite in our unofficial Rappler poll

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LIVE COVERAGE: Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night results

Apr 17, 2016 - 7:39 PM

See the action and who wins as it happens

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach welcomes 'pageant sisters' to PH

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Miss USA Olivia Jordan Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw are in the Philippines to watch the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

MISS UNIVERSE AND MISS USA. Olivia Jordan visits the Philippines to attend the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night as one of Pia Wurtzbach's guests. Screengrab from Instagram/missuniverse

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

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach returns to Manila

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Pia is in the country to crown her successor in Binibining Pilipinas 2016

PHLPost to issue Pia Wurtzbach stamps

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Pia joins Manny Pacquiao Gloria Diaz Margie Moran and Megan Young as the latest living legend to have her own stamp

Pia Wurtzbach on her role as an 'unconventional beauty queen'

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Pia graces the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines and talks about being fearless and her causes in an interview

Pia Wurtzbach's advice for Bb Pilipinas 2016 candidates

Mar 29, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Pia makes an appearance at the Binibining Pilipinas presentation in Novotel

Pia Wurtzbach looks back at 2015 Bb Pilipinas win

Mar 18, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Pia writes a throwback post and also celebrates hitting 2 million followers on Instagram

Pia Wurtzbach shares views on first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro

Feb 21, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach tunes into the first presidential debates for the 2016 elections all the way from New York City

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach batal ke Indonesia

Feb 19, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Kehadiran Miss Universe di malam final Puteri Indonesia 2016 digantikan oleh Miss Internasional 2015 Edymar Martinez Blanco

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach batal menghadiri malam 'grand final' Puteri Indonesia 2016. Foto dari Instagram/@missuniverse

De Castro vs Hilbay, Pacquiao, Wurtzbach on Final Fantasy XV | 6PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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Pia Wurtzbach invited to attend 'Final Fantasy XV' event

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:21 PM

A decade in the making Final Fantasy XV is set for a 2016 release Pia was asked through Twitter if she can attend the event announcing the official release date

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at New York Fashion Week

Feb 16, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Pia stylish as ever dazzles at New York Fashion Week At other events she also wears outfits by Filipino designers

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach starts job as special correspondent for Super Bowl

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Pia is Inside Edition s special correspondent for the football event in San Francisco

[IN PHOTOS] A look at Pia Wurtzbach's outfits during her PH homecoming visit

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Check out Queen Pia s outfits from her arrival to her homecoming special

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

10 things we learned from Pia Wurtzbach's fun Twitter interview

Jan 28, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Pia sings a Drake song shares her pick for a potential Miss Universe names her ideal leading man and more

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

Beauty queens on PH as pageant powerhouse

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:19 PM

It s very good that we are finally getting the recognition that I think we deserve says Pia Wurtzbach

House panel OKs tax exemption for Pia Wurtzbach

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:36 PM

The House ways and means committee unanimously passes House Bill 6367

MISS UNIVERSE. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach greets employees of Malacañan Palace on January 26, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Miss Universe president Paula Shugart on Filipino fans

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The greatest Miss Universe fans in the world are here in the Philippines says Paula who s in the country with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

Paula, Pia, and Bb Pilipinas Charities chairperson Stella Araneta. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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Jan 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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