My name is Pia Wurtzbach. A lot of people know me now as the beauty queen but there’s quite a list of things I did before I got there. I started modeling at an early age, did some modeling, appeared in some tv shows and films and even dabbled into culinary for a bit. If the name “Pia Romero” ring a bell – that was me during my younger years in showbiz.
In 2015, after three long years of competing in Binibining Pilipinas, I won Miss Universe. The crown changed my life and even more so, it opened lots of doors for opportunities. Since then, I have been working with organizations locally and internationally including the United Nations through the UNAIDS, LoveYourself, Smile Train and the World Wildlife Fund to champion causes close to my heart – HIV Awareness, Women Empowerment and the Environment.
Up to this day, I am still highly involved with advocacy work. Among my most recent projects was with LoveYourself, where we did a vaccination drive for huminatarian volunteers and people living with HIV to help protect them against COVID-19. I have also been taking the time to learn more about myself. Along with my fellow beauty queens, we started a passion project in the form a podcast called “Between Us Queens” which is now a Spotify Exclusive. Aside from that, I have also been working on bringing my entrepeneurial dreams to life with a makeup line collaboration and a business venture with my bestfriends. I look forward to showing the world a different side of me, an empowered woman who wants to inspire other women to always carry their invisible crowns.
Photographer & Creative Direction: Seven Barretto @ studio7manila
Art direction and Set design: Erwin Botin
MakeUp: Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair: Aries Manal @ariesmanal_hair
Styling: Bonita Penaranda
Styling Associates: Mitch Otchosa, AJ Bio
Editor: Vincent Tran
Producer: Renz Mendoza
Executive Producer: Cory Couture Productions with FTL Moda