WATCH: Emotional Pia says Miss Universe crown her 'happily ever after'
(Philstar.com) - January 24, 2016 - 11:30am

MANILA, Philippines - Pia Wurtzbach was teary-eyed and emotional when she faced the press during a news conference on Sunday.

The news conference is part of the 26-year-old beauty queen's grand homecoming, her first time to come home to the Philippines after winning the Miss Universe crown on Dec. 20, 2015.

In a speech before the event's Q & A, Pia said, referring to the Miss Universe pageant, "I've never been more proud to be a Filipina."

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"I've always believed it could happen," she added.

Pia said taking home the Miss Universe crown is the "happily ever after that I've been dreaming for, for a lifetime."

"It's not just my dream but the dream of every Filipino," she said.

Pia is also happy that she was able to wear a Filipino-made gown during the Miss Universe pageant. 

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Pia is the third Filipina to win the Miss Universe crown, after Margie Moran and Gloria Diaz.

Watch Pia Wurtzbach as she delivers her speech during her homecoming press conference in the video below:

Video by: Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV

 

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