Pia crowns 2016 Miss Peru-Universe
(The Philippine Star) - April 26, 2016 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines – She comes and she goes. Now you see her back home and then…where will she surface next?

Barely a week after Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach crowned her Bb. Pilipinas/Miss Universe-Philippines successor Maxine Medina, she flew to Peru to sit as judge in the 2016 Miss Peru-Universe and to crown the winner (far right), Valeria Piazza of Lima, assisted by outgoing Miss Peru-Universe Laura Spoya (who competed with Pia at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas in December last year).

Pia was honored by Lima Mayor Luis Castaneda (right) as a ‘Distinguished Guest of Lima (Huesped Distinguida de Lima)’ and accepted a token of appreciation during a courtesy call at the City Hall. For the event, Pia wore a dress by Bessie Besana.

At the press conference, Pia told the 31 candidates, “I participated three times in the Miss Philippines and knows what you feel to be there...fight for your dreams. What I could say is that the most important thing is to be genuine. The personality is important.”

During the pageant, Pia (in a gown by Cherry Samuya Veric), was tasked to ask the final question to the Top 3 finalists, ‘Tell us, which has been the moment in your life when you felt the most beautiful?’

Pia’s next stop?

The western Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands, in mid-June. — With a report by Celso de Guzman Caparas


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