She stands 5-foot-8, with big bosom, a 23-inch waistline, and a pert posterior – an hourglass physique made for the most beautiful woman in the universe. Yes, that’s Pia Wurtzbach and her incredible curves.
Asked how she got that whistle bait body, the beauty queen, who was a victim of body shaming a few years ago, said it involved a lot of hard work in the gym.
With a help of a personal trainer, Pia heads to the gym regularly, where she engages in a combination of planking to tone her mid-section, tricep pull-downs to define her arms, as well as squats and lunges to make her legs look firm and strong.
But Pia is not just all about her sensational physique. Even if she is not wearing a skimpy bikini, she exudes an appeal that made her one of the most admired personalities of her generation. She’s a determined and strong-willed person, smart and eloquent, a woman of substance. After all, she’s a former Miss Universe, a title 42 other Filipino beauty queens failed to bring home.
The Filipino and German mutt began acting at an early age and stepped in as her family’s bread winner at 11. Starting in showbiz as Pia Romero, she was managed by Star Magic and was included in the Star Circle Batch 11. She appeared in a string of television shows and movies including the teen-oriented series K2BU, the concert variety program ASAP, the romance anthology Your Song, the sitcom show Bora, and the drama series Sa Piling Mo, and Kung Ako Na Lang Sana (2003), All My Life (2004), and All About Love. She even became a stylist, makeup artist and beauty writer for a national daily.
Thank-you-girl no more
But her real break came when she won Miss Universe Philippines after her third attempt at the coveted crown in Binibining Pilipinas pageant. The victory at the national pageant earned her ticket to the Miss Universe 2015 beauty contest, which she eventually dominated after the dramatic and now infamous crowning moment.
As Miss Universe, she continued her advocacy on HIV and Aids awareness visiting different countries and territories to further her cause. After her reign ended, she signed with the New York-based talent management group IMG, and still continued to work with the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). She then was named a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific
“It was a remarkable year. I’ve really grown as a woman. I learned so many things. This actually opened a lot of doors for me,” Pia said in one of her interviews with Steve Harvey.
Now that Pia is back home, she’s been busy with her showbiz commitments. She’s currently preparing for the Metro Manila Film Festival entry starring alongside Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla. She’s also appeared in numerous ads being a trusted name by companies to represent their products and services. Most recent of which is Century Tuna that aptly named the 27-year-old beauty the “Queen of the Century.”
“We’re thrilled to have Pia Wurtzbach in the Century Tuna family,” beams Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods, Inc. General Manager. “Pia is indeed ‘The Queen of the Century,’ the epitome of a mutli-faceted woman who excels in a variety of fields while staying fit and sexy.”
A statement from the leading tuna canning company furthers, “Together with, of course, her ravishing looks—her poise, style, and grace—her talents and intelligence, it is Pia’s commitment to self-discipline and physical fitness that brought her into the Century Tuna fold.”