Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (born September 24, 1989) is a perpetrator of the German-Philippine-bloody beauty contest. She is a Miss Universe actress, a model, and a winner. Wurtzbach was the third Filipino woman to win the title of Miss Universe after Gloria Diaz won the title in 1969 and Margarita Moran in 1973 Pia’s father is German citizen and mother is Filipino. She was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. She has a younger sister.
Her parents separated when she was eleven years old, and she became the main earner of the family by becoming a model and acting. After growing up in the Philippines, she spent several years in England. She completed her secondary education at the ABS-CBN distance learning center in Quezon City, Metro Manila, and studied cooking at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan, Metro Manila. Wurtzbach is fluent in Cebuano, English, and Tagalog. She also spoke basic German, which she described as “enough to bring me sausage”.
Pia has participated in the Binibining Pilipinas National Competition three times, in 2013 (runner-1), 2014 (big 15) and 2015 (champion).
Pia represents her country Philippines at the Miss Universe Competition 2015, which took place on December 20, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At the end of the event, the Emcee (Steve Harvey) announced Colombian Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner but corrected them after a few minutes as Steve and Pia were the Miss Universe winner. The crown installed on Ariadna was then brought to Pia by Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega.