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Pia Wurtzbach to be honored at EMIGALA Awards 2024

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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach-Jauncey, formerly known professionally as Pia Romero, continues to make waves in the fashion and beauty industry. The celebrated Miss Universe 2015 is slated to receive the esteemed Global Fashion Influencer of The Year award at the upcoming EMIGALA Fashion & Beauty Awards 2024.

The announcement of this prestigious recognition was made via the official Instagram account of the EMIGALA Awards. The highly anticipated event is scheduled to unfold at Dubai Festival City Mall on April 27 and 28, with festivities commencing at 6 p.m. (GST).

Now in its fourth edition, the EMIGALA Awards serve as a platform to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the fashion and beauty landscape, both regionally and globally. Past recipients of EMIGALA Awards include esteemed Filipino fashion luminaries Michael Cinco and Furne Amato, recognized for their outstanding achievements in the industry.

Pia’s selection for the Global Fashion Influencer of The Year accolade comes as no surprise, given her recent recognition by leading data agencies, Lefty and Launchmetrics, for her impactful presence during the Milan Fashion Week.

Despite facing criticism for her transition from beauty queen to fashion icon, Pia remains undeterred, drawing inspiration from negativity and adversity. In her own words, “The more you tell me no, the more I’m going to try to prove you wrong.” “Don’t tell me I can’t do something because that is the sure way for me to try to make it happen.”

Who is Pia Wurtzbach?

  1. Early Life and Education: Born in Stuttgart, Germany, to a German father and a Filipina mother, Pia spent her formative years in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines.
  2. Education: She pursued her education at Kong Hua School and Corpus Christi School, eventually completing her secondary education at ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center.
  3. Multilingual Skills: Fluent in Cebuano, English, and Tagalog, Pia also possesses basic proficiency in German.
  4. Acting Career: Pia embarked on her entertainment career at a young age, appearing in various TV shows and films under the stage name Pia Romero.
  5. Pageantry Journey: After several attempts, Pia clinched the Miss Universe Philippines title in 2015, paving the way for her historic win at Miss Universe 2015.
  6. Miss Universe 2015: Representing the Philippines at the 64th Miss Universe pageant, Pia captivated audiences with her eloquence and grace, ultimately securing the coveted title.
  7. Global Impact: As Miss Universe, Pia utilized her platform to advocate for various causes, including HIV awareness and gender equality.
  8. Post-Miss Universe Career: Pia’s influence transcended the pageant world, as she ventured into acting, modeling, and advocacy work.
  9. Relationships and Personal Life: Pia’s engagement to Scottish entrepreneur Jeremy Jauncey made headlines, marking a new chapter in her personal journey.
  10. Advocacy: Pia remains an outspoken advocate for gender equality, LGBT rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness, using her platform to effect positive change.

Pia’s journey from beauty queen to influential fashion figure serves as an inspiration to many, embodying resilience, determination, and unwavering grace in the face of challenges.

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