As Pia Wurtzbach is off to an exciting and magical year as the country’s first Miss Universe in 40-plus years, we put together a list of to-dos that will make her reign unforgettable, highly Instagrammable, and incomparable.
1. Walk for Zac Posen
Pia’s got the old Hollywood, hourglass look down pat (Albert Andrada dressed her in a gown of a lifetime for the pageant) and Zac Posen’s creations are the perfect fit for her. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a true beauty queen walk a global fashion runway? That does not happen too often.
2. Guest in Family Feud
It would be funny (and awkward) to see Steve Harvey have the real Miss Universe over. On Team Pia: her co-stars from 2002 teen series K2BU Bea Alonzo, Shaina Magdayao and Angelene Aguilar.
3. Audition for a Bond Girl role
Pia has been vocal about wanting to become a Bond girl, and why not? She’s got the body, the piercing smize, and a universal face for the role. German assassin? Latina billionaire heiress? Pinay spy? Let’s not forget she has the acting chops, too.
4. Host SNL
Her anticlimactic coronation is absolute sketch material—and how we wish Sofia Vergara cameos as Miss Colombia!
5. Guest in The Tonight Show and meet Jimmy Fallon
If she can emerge from Gandang Gabi Vice horseplay—pun unintended—unscathed, Pia can surely take on Jimmy Fallon’s late night games with gusto. Imagine the possibilities: Box of Lies, Egg Russian Roulette, Lip Sync Battle!
6. Stage a Pinoy food event with Cristeta Comerford and Yana Gilbuena
During her years between Star Magic and Binibining Pilipinas, Pia was a culinary student. What better way to put her skills to good use than to work the kitchen with White House chef Cristeta Comerford and organize a salo-salo with Yana Gilbuena all around New York City!
7. Tag team with Geena Rocero for an HIV/AIDS benefit
“I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country, which is the Philippines,” said Pia during her final Q&A. With esteemed LGBT advocate Geena Rocero and the backing of the Miss Universe Org, she could make it happen in more countries than the Philippines—and in style, too!
8. Wear the Philippine terno as much as possible.
Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran did it during their respective reigns. Megan Young did the same as Miss World. Pia has no reason not to—and we don’t just mean for her farewell walk at the next pageant.
9. Wear VS Angel Wings
With Miss Universe now owned by the IMG group, the chances of having a Pinay walk the Victoria’s Secret runway are bigger! And with Pia’s voluptuous figure and piercing smize (Tyra Banks agrees!), the only thing that's missing is a set of angel wings!