Twenty-five-year-old Pia Wutzbach won Miss Universe Philippines after her third attempt at the coveted crown in Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
The 5-foot-8 model and makeup artist, has taken the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title at the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum a few minutes before midnight on Sunday, March 15.
Wurtzbach was also named Miss Creamsilk at the event.
Janicel Lubina was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-International. The daughter of a domestic helper and a former domestic helper herself, Lubina was featured in a report by Agence France-Presse on the Philippines’ beauty pageant industry.
She was a bigger winner for the night, taking home the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown awards.
Rounding out the winner’s list are Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Christi McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Rogelie Catacutan and Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Ann Lorraine Colis.
Runners-up were Kimverlyn Suiza and Hannah Sison.