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2016, April 17.  Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Litho Offset, With Special Tactile Glitter Texture

Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles,  Sheets of  40;  Souvenir Sheets of One




15p  Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Winning Moment) - Singles  (101,000) 


40p Souvenir Sheets of One  (5,000 + 1,000 Additional Printing)



First Day Covers:  Manila




  Combined Stamp & Souvenir Sheet in one Cover


Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach - Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach – Miss Universe 2015 joins a shortlist of PHLPost Living Legends -  ”exceptional Filipinos who have brought pride and glory to the country and setting as role model in their chosen field".

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (born September 24, 1989), once professionally known as Pia Romero, is a German-Filipino actress, TV Host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on December 20, 2015 after becoming Miss Universe Philippines 2015 at the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 pageant on March 15, 2015.

Pia represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe 2015 held on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.  During the show, there was a short confusion, when the show’s host, Steve Harvey, misread the winner’s name.  It was immediately corrected and Pia was crowned Miss Universe 2015.

Wurtzbach is the third Miss Universe from the Philippines after Gloria Diaz in 1969, and Margarita Moran in 1973.

On January 21, 2016, she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to shoot a commercial for C 1000, a vitamin brand available in Indonesia.  Two days later, on January 23, 2016, she arrived in the Philippines for a week-long homecoming celebration with visits to the cities of Manila, Makati, Pasay and Quezon City.  She also paid courtesy calls to the Congress of the Philippines, Senate of the Philippines and Malacañang Palace.





  • Famous Filipinos / Women

  • Miss Universe


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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