Pia Wurtzbach, who is known to be Miss Universe 2015, has inspired a lot of people with her story. This actress and beauty queen has touched the lives of many and stirred the hearts of countless people. She teaches young girls to reach for their dreams no matter how many times they have failed in the past.
People may think that they already know everything they need to know about Pia Wurtzbach, but there are a lot more facts and information that people might not know about the celebrity.
Pia Wurtzbach profile summary
- Full name: Pia Angela Alonzo Wurtzbach
- Stage name: Pia Romero
- Birthday: September 24, 1989
- How old is Pia Wurtzbach: 29
- Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
- Nationality: Filipino-German
- Hometown: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
- How tall is Pia Wurtzbach: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 119 lbs.
Facts about Pia
Some fun facts about the gorgeous model include:
- She was a writer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- She has a degree in Culinary Arts.
- She is an avid gamer. She is obsessed with Final Fantasy.
- She currently has her own lifestyle show.
- She is the first Filipino to be granted a Madame Tussauds wax figure.
- She has been an actress since she was 4 years old.
Pia Wurtzbach bio
The beauty queen was born in Germany but grew up in the Philippines. Her mother, Cheryl Alonzo Tyndall, is a Filipina and her father, Uwe Wurtzbach, is a German. The name of Pia Wurtzbach sister is Sarah Wurtzbach-Manze. Pia is really close to her sister, especially to her sister’s children. She always posts photos of her and her niece, Lara.
According to one of her Instagram posts, her parents separated when she was only 9 years old, and she started becoming the breadwinner of her family at the age of 11. She tried different kinds of jobs such as being a waitress, an actress, a model and eventually found herself in the pageantry world.
Before she became a beauty queen, she was an actress first. She entered the showbiz industry at the age of 4 and was known by her stage name, Pia Romero. Her showbiz career was managed by Star Magic.
Her first-ever TV stint was in the teen-oriented series K2BU along with Shaina Magdayao, Bea Alonzo and a lot more in the year 2002. She also appeared in some TV series such as It Might Be You (2003), Bora: Sons of the Beach (2005), Sa Piling Mo (2006), and Third Eye (2012).
Pia Wurtzbach movies
Besides TV shows, Wurtzbach has also played some roles in movies. Listed below are the movies she starreed in:
- Kung Ako Na Lang Sana (2003) as young Chari.
- All My Life (2004) as Sarah.
- All About Love (2006) as Carmi.
- Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad (2017) as Kweenie.
- My Perfect You (2018) as Abi.
The actress took a break from the showbiz industry for some time to pursue her dream of becoming a beauty queen. After Pia Wurtzbach Miss Universe reign, she had her comeback in the acting industry in 2017 as she was part of the cast of Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad, along with the celebrities Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla.
Pia Wurtzbach pageant career
The beauty queen is very open when it comes to her journey in the pageantry world. Before getting the most coveted crown in the whole Universe, she encountered a number of failures, which is why her story has been an inspiration to many. Because of Pia Wurtzbach height, beauty and intelligence, it was truly evident that she was born to become a beauty queen.
Her first pageant experience was with Binibining Pilipinas in 2013 where she was the 1st runners-up. She joined the same pageant again in the year 2014, but she was only part of the top 15.
After 2 failed attempts, she did not give up. She divulged that she would always look in the mirror and tell her self, “I am Pia Wurtzbach, and I am Miss Universe 2015.”
After times of trying and striving, she finally got her well-deserved crown as Miss Universe in her 3rd try in 2015. She was able to ace the question and answer portion where she was asked about internet censorship.
She represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant in 2015 at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and was crowned the year’s Miss Universe.
Though her crowning moment was an epic fail because Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner, she still got her Miss Universe crown. She is the 3rd Filipina to win a crown in the prestigious pageant.
After winning, she was able to travel from one country to another as a part of her duty as Miss Universe. She has been invited to different forums, Ted talks, and events where she shares her advocacy such as HIV/AIDS awareness. She also has a lot of endorsement projects and commercials.
The beauty queen was named Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific in the year 2017. She was even invited to be part of the U.S version of Celebrity Big Brother, but she did not accept the offer because she already has a prior commitment .
Who is Pia Wurtzbach boyfriend?
Besides her career and pageant-related life, the beauty queen is also a winner when it comes to her love life. Pia Wurtzbach boyfriend, Marlon Stöckinger, is a Filipino-Swiss race-car driver. The two started dating in the year 2016; months after she won the crown.
According to some of her interviews, the beauty queen said that they knew each other through Instagram. They started to get along and decided to level up their friendship.
Pia Wurtzbach birthday will be in September, and fans around the universe cannot wait to know how her boyfriend will surprise her on that special day.
Pia's social media
The actress and beauty queen has a huge number of followers on her Instagram account, @piawurtzbach. She has 9 million followers on Instagram and 593 thousand followers on her Twitter account @PiaWurtzbach. Her winning streak has made her circle of influence larger.
She often posts about her endorsements and commercials. She also uses her social media accounts as a platform for her advocacy and to share her perspective about various social and economic related topics.
Because of her good heart and humble spirit, Pia Wurtzbach will surely stay in the limelight for the coming years as she continues to become an ambassador of peace and goodwill, not only in the Philippines but in the whole universe.