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Pia Wurtzbach Conquers New York City in Louis Vuitton and Sacai

See what happened behind the scenes at our cover shoot with the reigning Miss Universe!
Pia Wurtzbach Conquers New York City in Louis Vuitton and Sacai
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See what happened behind the scenes at our cover shoot with the reigning Miss Universe!

“Pia is a real pro,” says stylist Liz Uy who took charge of putting together the outfits for our cover shoot. The reigning Miss Universe arrived 30 minutes earlier than the call time, fresh-faced and excited for her very first Preview cover. The team flew all the way to New York and shot at Adalante Studios in Chelsea, right at the heart of the bustling city she’s somewhat called home for the past year.

Here’s what happened during this memorable shoot with the ever-endearing beauty queen:

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Pia arrives all smiles and ready for the fashionable day ahead.

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Pia scans through our Best Dressed questions with a smile. You can read her answers inside this month’s issue!

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Makeup artist Anthea Bueno preps Pia’s skin.

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Almost done! Yup, that’s it! Clear skin, a stained lip, peachy cheeks, and perfectly brushed up brows complete Pia’s beauty look. 

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“We wanted a modern take on the finger waves trend that’s sort of loose on one side and structured on the other side,” says Preview Creative Director Vince Uy, and hair stylist Madison Sullivan does the look with an easy ponytail and one-sided wisps. 

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“You cannot go wrong with Louis Vuitton!” says Liz, as she pre-styles the clothes before the morning grind.

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Vince and photographer BJ Pascual discussing the shoot pegs while Pia wraps up her hair and makeup.

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Madison sets Pia’s hair before the first shot!

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The look that made it to the cover! 

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“Liz and I were so impressed with how she turned off her ‘beauty queen’ mode and totally transformed into a fashion model!” BJ quips.

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Liz makes sure that Pia looks great in every shot.

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This outfit is apparently BJ’s fave LV look on Pia! Liz adds, “Pia was excited to wear the pieces. The styles had just the right amount of edge and she pulled them off effortlessly!”

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A darker lip for the cooler NYC weather outside!

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The team took a scroll outside to shoot at the iconic busy streets of New York.

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Pia shares a laugh with Liz before a layout.

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Pia walking the walk in Sacai.

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Pia crosses the street like a supermodel. And Vince recalls that she had to do this several times to get the perfect shot—but not once did Pia ever complain.

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Pia beating traffic! The timing for this shot was just perfect with a cab speeding past in the background.

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Nothing does not look good on Pia as she rocks her third Louis Vuitton look!

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“Shooting Pia was such a breeze because she was game for anything and everything,” says Vince.

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And that’s a wrap!

Download our December-January issue here to read Pia's cover story.

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