Owning the royal blue color as her symbol of regality, the beauty queen draws inspiration from her iconic sapphire ensemble in her next looks.
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In the world of pageantry, it is no longer a secret that contestants take inspiration from the past queens’ looks in the hopes of bringing the same charm that these outfits brought in the competition.
For Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, though, her inspiration is her own look—that sapphire ensemble from her winning moment to be exact! While there is a clean simplicity in front of this Albert Andrada semi-serpentine creation, the back is dramatically symbolic with the intricate beadwork representing the rays of the sun. The designer mentioned in an interview that he wanted Pia’s face to be the focus. Indeed, both Andrada’s design and Wurtzbach’s beauty shined.
Over the years, the queen herself has relived her coronation moment in a number of looks that look similar, but never alike. With that, here are the three ways Pia has recreated her Miss Universe 2015 ensemble:
The Queen’s Final Walk
During the 2016 Miss Universe Coronation Night, Pia donned a Michael Cinco number for her final walk as the reigning queen. Just like his other works, the Cinco creation is nothing short of palpable with intricate beadwork and layers of volume. Did you know that another replica of this gown is worn by Pia’s wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong?
The Queen’s Crowning Fit
As this year’s Miss Universe Philippines host, Pia is her DIC Crown personified with this gown by Louis Pangilinan. According to Pangilinan in his post about this number, the gown is a tribute to the patterns of the country’s ancient art. Hence, the use of rays in the crystal embellishments. “This gown evokes the feeling of peace, truth, and justice that enlivens for its patriotic and gratitude presence in the country’s fight for independence,” he explains in this caption.
The Queen’s Entrance to the RuNiverse
In her recent appearance in the Drag Race Philippines as a guest judge, Pia wore her gown’s suited version by Jot Losa. The pleats on the train of Andrada’s creation are also present in the sleeves of Losa’s design. The number also had a mini cut that accentuates Pia’s toned legs. Dennis Celestial also reimagined Pia’s crown into a headdress.