A Heroine’s Welcome for Miss Universe 2015 PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH
By Raymund Thom Golez | Managing Director & Features Editor
Photos by Jr Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor, Life N Style Central
Thousands of people were cheering and screaming hard the moment as the royal blue parade float approaches as they welcome and appreciate the presence of a one true queen. People from all walks of life cheered and waved as PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH‘s victory parade passed them by Manila, Pasay City, Makati City on Monday, January 25, and later in Quezon City, in the evening.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach remained stunning, gorgeous, and elegant under the heat of the afternoon sun as she is welcomed by Filipinos in her homecoming parade. Pia wore an emerald green Albert Andrada terno. Andrada is the designer who made the 26-year-old beauty queen’s now iconic blue evening gown during the 64th Miss Universe finals in Axis Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
The parade began at past 2:00 in the afternoon at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, and ended at Ayala Avenue in Makati City. Pia also had a continuing parade at the Araneta Center in Quezon City, which began at the Novotel Manila Hotel. The float used for the parade was designed by Fritz Solirio and has a white and royal blue motif which was inspired by the official DIC Crown of Miss Universe.
Time almost stopped for those people who wanted to see her. Corporate employees, students, office workers, motorists, construction workers, and passersby ignored the humid afternoon and stifling heat as they trooped to the main roads of Roxas Boulevard, Taft Avenue, Quirino Avenue, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, and Ayala Avenue and dropped whatever they were doing to catch a glimpse of her.
“Mabuhay ka, Pia!” “I love you, Pia” “Congrats, Pia” the people screamed as proof of their gratitude and fascination to the woman who brought back the coveted crown to the country after more than four decades of being elusive. It’s the same message people shouted whether they’re on streets, on top of the building, on transport vehicles, or just on foot.
Members of a fun club called “Pianatics” who came all the way from different parts of Metro Manila and the provinces gathered all together to show their unity, love and appreciation to their number one “idol”. “We want to show Pia today that we are here to support her and that we are very happy that she took home the crown”, said the Pianatics.
Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart and Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chair Madam Stella Marquez-Araneta also joined the grand parade aboard a private car. Some people even commented that they could see from Shugart’s and Araneta’s eyes that they too were overwhelmed with what they’ve witnessed with the outcome of the parade event.
Fore More Photos during the Miss Universe Grand Homecoming and Victory Parade, please check out Life N Style Central’s Facebook page, or by following this link: Triumphant Miss Universe 2015 PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH Returns Home..