Miss Univers 2015, Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach, excitedly told her social media followers about her newly completed wax figure, which will soon be unveiled at the Madame Tussaud’s Hong Kong.
The Filipina beauty queen shared the good news to her Instagram followers, saying that she will be flying to Hong Kong next week for an event at the Star Hall, KITEC on February 17th. She also shared that she will be visiting Madam Tussaud’s to see her newly finished wax figure.
Wurtzbach said, in an interview with the media, that her statue is initially planned to be placed at the entrance of the museum, that houses wax figures of different Hollywood and political figures. “I’ve seen her with a bit of hair and face, but there’s no color in my last one. It feels surreal to see yourself in it and realize that that’s what you look like,’ she said.
However, she denies that her upcoming Hong Kong trip has something to do with the reveal. She confirmed that the event in Star Hall that she will attend is a meet and greet with the Filipino community in the area.
Pia Wurtzbach, who won the Ms. Universe title last 2015, was the first Filipina to have her own wax figure in the museum.
Winning as Ms. Universe
The winning of Ms. Universe 2015, Pia Wirtzbach is widely considered as one of the most infamous wins since the prestigious beauty pageant began. Pia, who was then representing the Philippines, was initially not awarded the title and crowned Ms. Columbia instead in a mix-up. After a few moments, the host of the show publicly apologized and said that he read the wrong name for Ms. Universe.
The shocked Ms. Philippines immediately went to the center stage to be crowned as the new Ms. Universe uncrowning the wrongfully named Ms. Columbia. The issue has brought about criticism not only to the Ms. Universe franchise but to Steve Harvey as well. It has invited speculations that the mix up was merely a PR stunt pulled off by the Ms. Universe organization in order to ‘spice things up.’
Wurtzbach is the third Filipino to win Ms. Universe, after Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran. In 2018, Ms. Universe also crowned another Filipino, Catriona Grey, as the fourth Filipina to be crowned in the said pageant. /apr
All images taken from @piawurtzbach / Instagram