Philippine pride Pia Wurtzbach who brought home our third Miss Universe crown has finally come home for her victory parade and thanksgiving.
Later today, Pia will face the press to fill them in on her new life as Miss Universe and answer questions that are related to her responsibilities as spokesperson for the Miss Universe Org. Tomorrow, Pia will be onboard her float for the ticker tape parade that will start at 9 am from Quezon City then City of Manila and finally to Makati City.
As Pia basks in the limelight and offers her victory to an adoring Philippines, let’s take a look back at the crowning moments of Miss Universe 2015 where first- time pageant host Steve Harvey wrongly announced Miss Colombia as the winner.
""It’s better to have been crowned and lostThan not being crowned at all""
|the lights continue to shine for Pia & Ariadna|
|the last two girls standing|
|it's Miss Colombia!|
|Ariadna cries for joy while Pia is led to her spot|
|it's a back- to- back for Colombia|
|Ariadna proudly waves the Colombian flag|
|a forlorn- looking Steve Harvey goes back|
|Steve Harvey apologizes to the crowd & to Ariadna|
|a surprised Pia is patted on the back by Olivia|
|a bewildered & unbelieving Pia goes to centerstage|
| awkward & confusing moment|
|Paulina's shining moment as reigning Miss Universe|
|the Vanquished & the Victor|
|Ariadna bravely smiles through the ordeal|
|the gracious & well- bred ladies who congratulated Pia|
| Pia was the epitome of grace & humility during those|
tense moments and came out the big winner
On hindsight, when I reviewed the Final Look segment in Miss Universe where pop supertar Seal serenades Pia with his hit song “Crazy”, I realized that the title of the song has unwittingly become the defining word for what the pageant has undergone last year from transfer of ownership to the crowning fiasco and the ensuing aftermath.
But one thing is for sure though; there is no sign that the Philippines’ crazy fascination with the Miss Universe pageant will show signs of abating.
Long live Pia!