How To Be Pia Wurtzbach, Queen Of The Universe
When Pia Wurtzbach burst onto the scene after winning Miss Universe, the world (the universe, rather) collectively asked this very important question: “How to be u po?”
Obviously, there will never be another Queen P, but we all could use a little bit more of that Pia Wurtzbach realness in our lives. And we don’t even have to win Miss Universe to do it.
To celebrate her reign as the most (confidently) beautiful woman in the universe, we list down a few ways you can awaken your inner Pia Wurtzbach. Trust us, you (and the universe) will be better for it!
1Handle awkward moments with class
Pia Wurtzbach’s reign has been legendary from the very beginning, when Steve Harvey mistakenly crowned Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez. Needless to say, it was one of the most awkward moments in the history of live television, but Pia breezed through it a picture of pure grace. No bitterness, even though she didn’t get to enjoy her winning moment. No pettiness, even when haters were tearing her apart and sending her death threats online. In the aftermath, she diplomatically described the whole debacle as “non-traditional,” and placed focus on her new role as Miss Universe. KWEEEEEN!
2Learn how to walk in seven-inch heels
According to Pia, when she was training for the Miss Universe pageant, she learned to walk in seven-inch heels. Her reasoning was that if she could walk in seven inches, she’d be able to run in five. Now, we can’t all walk in stilts, and we don’t all have to learn. But we could all stand to be like Pia and face challenges head on, pushing ourselves further than anyone expects.
3Focus on your goals
As soon as Pia was crowned, her love life became the talk of the town. When she started dating the hot Instagram-famous doctor, it seemed that their landian was all that mattered to everyone. Except to Pia. In every chismis-y interview about her dating life, she made it clear that she put her career first. It was only towards the tail end of her Miss U run that she started dating Fil-Swiss racer Marlon Stockinger, and we can bet that despite her enviable online PDA with him, she hasn’t compromised her goals one bit.
Of course, her love affair with pizza is a different story:
4Master the smize
No one rocks the smize quite like Pia Wurtzbach (TBH, not even Tyra Banks!). And as she’s proven during her reign, it’s an expression you can use for any occasion. A perfectly executed smize says that you’re the boss of whatever it is you’re doing—whether you’re crossing the street, trying to catch your crush’s eye, or fighting for a cause.
One of Pia Wurtzbach’s main advocacies is HIV awareness. We’re grateful that she’s taken it on, because in the Philippines, HIV is in danger of becoming a full-blown epidemic. Knowing your status is crucial to fighting this disease, so we should all follow Pia’s lead and get tested. Love Yourself offers free HIV testing and counseling, and they have centers all over Metro Manila. Be like Pia and head to the nearest testing center as soon as you can!
6Be a proud Pinoy
Pia Wurtzbach may carry her father’s German surname, but there’s no doubt that her heart is 100% Pinoy. Representing the Philippines on the world stage should be proof enough of her Pinoy pride. But in case that’s not enough, just go through her social media posts. Our Kween regularly tweets in Tagalog, promotes Pinoy designers, eats Filipino food (including Jolly Hotdog), and professes her love for her homeland. Like Pia, we should all be more vocal about our country. Despite the challenges that come with being Filipino, Pia never forgets the good things about it, too.
If there’s anything Pia Wurtzbach does consistently, it’s this. Whether she’s posing for shoots, doing interviews, clapping back at haters, or advocating HIV awareness and LGBT and women empowerment, she does it with 100% commitment. We can’t wait to watch her set the stage on fire as she does her final walk. It may be the end of her reign, but we know she’ll keep slaying now and forevermore.
We love you Queen P! You will always be our Miss Universe!