By: Manny Diel
The 26 year old Filipino-German actress and model from Cagayan de Oro , Miss Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 at a glittering ceremony held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on 20 December2015 in Las Vegas , USA participated in by about 80 contestants , amidst controversy when Emcee Steven Harvey made an error in announcing Miss Colombia , Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo as the earlier winner but he corrected himself about five minutes later.
Second Runner-up was Olivia Jordan of the USA . The other top five contestants were Miss Australia , Monika Radulovic and Miss France, Flora Coquerel .
Miss Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach joined the Binibining Pilipinas in 2013( Runner-up),in 2014 (top 15) and in 2015 (Winner).
During the Question and Answer time in the Top Three as to why she deserves to be Miss Universe ,her reply were “ To be Miss Universe is an honor and responsibility . I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country. I want show the world, the universe rather , that I am confidently beautiful with a heart”. Earlier in the Q and A , she answered “ I think that that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and or traditions even p to this day and I think that we’re very welcoming with the Americans . And I don’t see any problem with that at all”.
Judge Perez Hilton said that all judges voted for Philippines to win.
She is the 3rd winner of this beauty contest after Gloria Diaz ( 1969) and Margarita Moran ( 1973). She was born on 24 September , 1989 at Stuttgart , Germany and moved to Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao in her teens.
MISS PHILIPPINES’ PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2015 Featured
By: Manny Diel