Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is definitely out to get the Miss Universe 2015 crown as the 26-year-old Pinay beauty rocked the pageant’s preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions held recently in Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
Pia confidently showed off her killer bod wearing a black and white striped Yamamay swimsuit and radiated elegance in a red gown created by Hollywood red carpet couturier Oliver Tolentino.
Miss Philippines’ evening gown once again created buzz among pageant fans after the Pinoy-designed creation was allegedly chosen last minute after Pia’s original gown provided by the Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) didn’t fit her.
Meanwhile, Pia also stole the scene in the National Costume show, where she wore a white capiz terno made by Filipino designer Albert Andrada.
Filipino fans have gone all-out in supporting Pia be it online or on-ground. Netizens are actively rallying for Pia to become the next Miss Universe while Filipinos in the US personally watched the preliminaries.
Pia is very determined to bring back the crown to the Philippines and become the third Filipina crowned as Miss Universe. In an online Q and A via Miss Universe’s official Facebook page, a netizen asked Pia what she would choose between true love and the crown.
“True love waits. I’ll take the crown!” Pia wittingly replied.
The closest the country had been to winning the pageant in recent years was in 2012 when Pinay contender Janine Tugonon finished 1st runner up to USA’s Olivia Culpo.
Watch the 2015 Miss Universe pageant via satellite this Monday (Dec 21), 8:30 AM on ABS-CBN and live on Lifestyle (SkyCable ch 52) at 8 AM.