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PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach pays homage to fellow Miss Universe winners at MUPH 2022

Pia looked like absolute royalty in gowns representing the colors of the Philippine flag 🇵🇭

Humility Javier
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Humility Javier
- 5/2/2022 in Photos

On the coronation night of Miss Universe Philippines 2022, Pia Wurtzbach wowed in four unique looks in honor of all Filipina Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Catriona Gray, and Pia herself.

The Miss Universe 2015 queen took to the MUPH 2022 stage on Saturday, April 30, to steal the spotlight with exquisite gowns that represent the colors of the Philippine flag and the winning looks of the Philippines’ Miss Universe titleholders.

For her tribute to Gloria Diaz, Pia stood tall and beautiful in a custom gown by Mark Bumgarner.

“Manila Girl on the Moon. An ode to the white gown Gloria Diaz, the Philippines’ first Miss Universe, wore when she was asked in 1969 what she would do when the first man on the moon visited Manila. Today, this look is a message for every woman to be unafraid to reach for the moon and say yes to her dreams & new adventures,” she wrote in the caption.

 

 

Pia’s Margie Moran-inspired number took inspiration from the iconic flower pinned on the gown of the Miss Universe back in 1973. Designer Jaggy Glarino made this bright yellow piece of art.

“In Full Bloom. Taking cues from the iconic flower pinned on Margie Moran’s gown when she was crowned Miss Universe back in 1973, we want to showcase the woman in full bloom. In a hue that’s brighter than the sun, we’re reinventing what pageant swimsuit shots could look like with this offbeat one piece number that unapologetically highlights a woman’s curves,” she detailed the inspiration.

 

 

Reminiscent of the blue gown she was wearing when she was crowned Miss Universe 2015, Pia donned a Louis Pangilinan gown that hugged her body in all the right places.

“My Crowning Glory. An homage to my DIC crown when I won Miss Universe back in 2015 in my signature blue color. We’re taking wearing the crown to the next level — not just on top of our heads, but as an embodiment of how every woman should be celebrated whatever size, shape or age she is,” she posted.

 

 

For Pia's last look, she paid tribute to Catriona Gray’s “winning color” in a gown made by Gladi Echavarre and Atsuko Kudo, along with an empowering message dedicated to all women.

“Girl on Fire. Inspired by Catriona Gray’s winning color in Miss Universe 2018, we want every woman to feel like she is a phoenix rising who’s fierce, feminine, and fabulous in everything that she does,” she wrote.

 

 

Pia, together with fellow Miss Universe queens Iris Mittenaere and Demi-Leigh Tebow, hosted the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation night.

Celeste Cortesi of Pasay was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022, succeeding 2021 winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez.

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