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Pia Wurtzbach stole the thunder in New York Fashion Week

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach continues to make waves around “The Big Apple” from her successful stint as Inside Edition special correspondent at Super Bowl 50 at the Levi’s Stadium where she was seen zip lining and mobbed by National Football League players and fans alike. 

Wurtzbach was also seen in Cooking with Chef Anne Burrell and had a photo shoot with highly-acclaimed fashion photographer Nigel Barker of the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model. Wurtzbach wore a beige gown in the shoot held at the luxurious Baccarat Hotel in New York City for the Philippine Tatler.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in her latest Fadil Berisha shot

Pia also brightened two New York Fashion Week events, the “Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection 2016, presented by Macy’s and sponsored by the American Heart Association, on Feb. 11 and the Sherri Hill Fall 2016 runway show on Feb. 12. Go Red for Women which campaigns on raising awareness on the issue of women and heart disease is an exclusive event where top designers, models and celebrities demonstrate their support for women’s heart health during New York Fashion Week.

Pia, with hair pulled straight back, wore a red dress by Carmen Marc Valvo and proved that she could work the ramp like no other. While critics noticed that she draws audience to her face by making faces and her “chunky” walk, as if unsure whether to walk like a beauty queen or a ramp model, Pia nevertheless looked radiantly beautiful and demonstrated incredible stage presence. Pia also shone in the group of models for Sherri Hill blue gown collection which also featured some Miss Universe contestants like Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Miss Kosovo Mirieta Shala. 

The official 40 Binibining Pilipinas candidates during the final screening held at Novotel.

While Pia is enjoying every minute of her reign miles away from the country, hundreds of aspiring beauty queens applied to become her successor and Bb. Pilipinas organization just recently announced the names of forty (40) girls as official candidates for the 2016 Bb. Pilipinas search. The lucky 40 are the following (in alphabetical order) are Angelica Arita, Loren Artajos, Paula Rich Bartolome, Mariella Castillo, Nicole Cordoves, Aniger Wiji Cruz, Sheena Seine Dalo, Leonalyn dela Cruz. Priscilla Kim dela Cruz, Angelique de Leon, Kim Ross delos Santos, Joanna Eden, Kristi Angeli Estoque, Angela Fernando, Edjelyn Gamboa, Daziella Gange. Alexandra Faith Garcia, Maria Gigante, Jessica Gonzales, Jennifer Hammond, Jehza Huelar, Anjellica Lopez, Marlan Lopez, Tatiana Maher, Jennyline Carla Malpaya, Nichole Manalo, Maxine Medina, Janel Olafson, Vina Openiano. Dindi Pajares, Riana Pangindian, Kimberle Mae Penchon, Maria Lina Prongoso, Christianne Ramos, Crescent Samaco, Jeslyn Santos, Roshiela Tobias, Angela Ritter Valdez, Kylie Verzosa, and Apriel Smith.

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