Thousands came and lined up along the parade route as everyone wanted to catch a glimpse of the country’s newest sensation & pride, Pia Wurtzbach who looked absolutely queenly and confidently beautiful on board her Miss Universe crown inspired float.
The parade started at 2 pm and ended when dusk came yet people were excitedly gawking & waving at Pia and chanting her name.
The unbelievably huge turnout and the overwhelming display of love given by our countrymen to our third Miss Universe titleholder has confirmed that we are a country that takes pride in our beautiful women and how we are lavish with praises and profuse with our compliments when our beauty queens wins an international crown especially the Miss Universe crown.
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Indeed, ours is a pageant- crazy nation that fiercely protects and supports its candidates in international pageants. In fact, the overwhelming support we give our beauty queens has been a source of both admiration and envy for other international beauty delegates particularly during the Miss Universe pageant season
This brings me back to a conversation I had with the Polish representative to Miss Earth 2002 when all 53 beauty delegates came here in Bohol for a pre- pageant activity at the Bohol Tropics Resort. The girls were touched by Boholanos’ warm welcome for them when they arrived in our island. Miss Poland remarked that Filipina beauty queens are luckier than their European counterparts when it comes to attention & support given to pageants.
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Photo Credits: Jonas Gaffud
More than just being a symbol of the winsome charm and global appeal of the Filipina, Pia Wurtzbach’s victory in the international arena has become an inspiration for Filipinos around the world and a timely reminder that anything is possible if we have the discipline, drive and determination.
Thank you Pia for reminding us! Mabuhay Ka!