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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 not attending Miss Universe 2019 pageant

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Pia says she will not be able to attend the pageant due to a prior commitment in Japan

Pia Wurtzbach. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach, PH beauty queens will be 'muses' during the 2019 SEA Games

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Pia Wurtzbach and Megan Young are two of 11 beauty queens who will serve as muses of the countries participating in the event

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

Pia Wurtzbach to judge Miss Universe 2017

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Pia and Steve Harvey are set to reunite, as Steve returns as coronation night host

What Pia Wurtzbach reminded Rachel Peters to do in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Pia is set to launch a cooking show online called 'The Beautiful Kitchen'

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

Pia Wurtzbach is new UNAIDS Asia-Pacific goodwill ambassador

May 03, 2017 - 5:19 PM

I will use my voice my social media following for this advocacy People who are following me right now at least when they look at me they ll know that I am advocating for HIV AIDS the beauty queen says

SPREADING AWARENESS. UNAIDS Director for Asia and the Pacific Steve Kraus hands Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach the certificate of her assignment as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

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

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

Pia Wurtzbach's final speech, walk as Miss Universe

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Pia gives her final speech and walk as Miss Universe in her own country the Philippines

Pia Wurtzbach takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2015 during The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Pia Wurtzbach signs with IMG

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Talking to Steve Harvey at coronation night Pia drops this bit of good news – she s signed with IMG

Pia Wurtzbach defends Maxine Medina over terno gaffe

Jan 27, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says Filipinos should not put our candidate down over the honest mistake that Imelda Marcos invented the terno

Derek Ramsay to host Miss Universe 2016 preliminary show

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Derek joins Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach as host of the preliminary competition

WATCH: Miss Universe queens from PH share one stage

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:56 PM

Okada Manila pays tribute to Gloria Diaz Margie Moran and Pia Wurtzbach

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

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2016 candidates visit Philippine Navy

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The ladies visit the Philippine Navy headquarters on their way to Batangas

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach in Manila for Miss Universe 2016

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Pia Wurtzbach joins the Miss Universe 2016 candidates in the Philippines

Miss Universe 2016: Everything you need to know about the pageant

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Who s in charge what to expect a recap of Pia Wurtzbach s win and everything else you need to know for the 65th Miss Universe

MISS UNIVERSE 2016. Pia Wurtzbach is set to crown her successor in Manila on January 30, 2017. File photo shows Pia at her homecoming special in January 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach to appear on 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5

Jan 10, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Pia is a special guest in the new season of Asia s Next Top Model

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

PAL is Miss Universe 2016 official carrier

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

PAL was also the official carrier of the 1994 Miss Universe and a sponsor of the 1974 edition both held in the Philippines

THIRD TIME. PAL was also the official carrier of the 1994 Miss Universe and a sponsor of the 1974 edition, both held in the Philippines. Image from PAL

Gov't: Security, traffic measures being set for Miss Universe pageant

Jan 04, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Transportation says they want to ensure the pageant won t cause hassles for commuters

Pia Wurtzbach looks back on a year as Miss Universe

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:05 PM

I realized that there was something more to attain here than personal achievement I wanted to proudly represent the Philippines and bring back home the crown says Pia

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

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's tips on how survive the most awkward situations

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Forget someone s name or run into an ex? Let Miss Universe 2015 guide you through getting out of a tight spot

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Miss Universe in PH: Ticket prices revealed

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:36 PM

UPDATED Tickets will go on sale December 20

TICKET PRICES. Tourism secretary Wanda Teo says tickets for the Miss Universe pageant will go on sale on December 20, which will range from $160 to $1,000. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach welcomes Miss Universe candidates to PH

Dec 11, 2016 - 1:54 AM

I m just really grateful that it’s finally happening the pageant is finally happening here says Pia

WATCH: Miss U is on! Queen Pia, candidates kick off pageant in PH

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The ladies officially open the Miss Universe pageant at the kick off event at the S Maison Mall

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach in Manila for Miss Universe promotion

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Pia and some of the Miss Universe candidates are set to promote the pageant which will be held on January 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena

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

Marlon Stockinger: Yeah, I've been seeing Pia Wurtzbach

Oct 24, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Marlon talks about Pia at the 2016 Star Magic Ball

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

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's birthday party with fans and friends

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:32 PM

See highlights from Pia s birthday party as compiled by PLDT

Watch: Pia Wurtzbach shows you how to do 'everyday makeup'

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Pia posts a makeup tutorial on Facebook showing you how to do her everyday makeup look

DAYTIME MAKEUP. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in a makeup tutorial video posted on Facebook. Screengrab from Facebook/Miss Universe

How Maxine Medina is preparing for Miss Universe in PH

Aug 04, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Maxine talks about how she is preparing and how she wants to show the other candidates around the country

Pia Wurtzbach is Esquire PH's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Pia lands the cover of the magazine s August edition

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach back in PH to meet Duterte on Miss Universe

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Pia is scheduled to meet President Duterte on July 18 The Chief Executive has approved in principle the proposal for the Philippines to host the next Miss Universe pageant

[WATCH] Pia Wurtzbach on importance of HIV testing: The risk is not knowing

Jun 28, 2016 - 1:14 PM

National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get tested and take care of not only yourself but also the people you love Start talking and stop the spread of HIV Pia says

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach gets HIV test, speaks on importance of HIV awareness

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Pia is an HIV awareness advocate and she gets tested in time for National HIV Testing Day on June 27

Pia Wurtzbach stands by LGBT community after Orlando shooting

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:02 AM

I am Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach from a highly conservative Catholic country but I am not afraid Pia captions a photo of a rainbow flag

LGBT SUPPORT. After the Orlando shooting, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says that the LGBT community is close to her heart. File photo shows Pia at her homecomeing parade in January 2015, where a double rainbow graced the sky. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach receives her stamps from PHLPost

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Postmaster General Joel Otarra presents the stamps to Pia during her visit in the country

Miss Universe PH 2016 Maxine Medina on the challenge of a back-to-back win

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Pressure sa akin of course because we have to win back to back Everyone is expecting that Maxine says in an interview on Umagang Kay Ganda

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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