MANILA — Pia Wurtzbach, of Cagayan de Oro City won the prestigious Binibining Pilipanas Universe 2015 crown on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Wurtzbach, a culinary arts graduate, won over 33 other contenders from across the country.
The 25-year-old professional model was tearful as she received the crown and sash from the outgoing Bb. Pilipinas Universe Mary Jean Lastimosa.
Wurtzbach was uploaded by the crowd when she was asked by Rep. Leni Robredo about her thoughts on internet censorship during the question and answer portion of the competition.
“I think that we should be careful with what we post online especially our thoughts and our opinions that we don’t hurt anybody,” she said. “Especially selfies, we have to be careful with what we post, especially with our bodies and our faces. So always think before you click,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Bb. Pilipinas Internationol crown was bagged by Janicel Lubina of Palawan, who also won the Best in Long Gown and Best in Swimsuit awards.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism was awarded to Ann Lorraine Colis, a BS Management Accounting graduate and the BB. Pilipinas Supranational award was given to Rogelie Catacutan.
Hannah Ruth Sision was declared first runner-up while Kimverlyn Suiza was second runner-up.
Both the Best in Talent and Best in National Costume and the She’s so Jag 2015 awards were awarded to Teresita Ssen Marquez, the daughter of actor Joey Marquez and actress Alma Moreno.
The top 15 contenders of the longest-running beauty pageant in the country includes Princess Joy Camu, Brenna Cassandra Gamboa, Teresita Ssen Marquez, Maolin Yalung, Alaiza Flor Malinao, Justine Beatrice Felizarta, Anja Vanessa Peter and Kylie Versorza.