Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach turns emotional on farewell speech

  • Page Views 819
  • Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach turned emotional as she gave her farewell speech as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe during this year’s grand coronation night last Sunday, April 17 at the Araneta Coliseum.

    She began her speech by thanking God and her fellow Filipinos. Having joined the Binibining Pilipinas thrice before she finally won a crown, Pia shared her biggest realizations.

    “In the years that I have appeared on this very same stage, my biggest realization is that you should never give up on your dreams. We should never waver in our perseverance and never let obstacles hinder our progress. A dream is a picture of a possibility and we should have a strong heart and a prepared mind to turn that into reality,” she said. The reigning Miss Universe then proceeded to thank specific individuals and groups who have helped her throughout her Binibining Pilipinas journey.

    Giving a message to her successor, she said, “To my successor, just remember to give your best. Behind that beautiful gown, your knees may be trembling like me right now. I’m still not used to it.”

    Nonetheless, she continued, “And, being in front of millions of people is nerve-wracking but you have to remember that you are proudly wearing that sash that says ‘Philippines’. And believe me, in your moments of doubt, you just have to remember that you have the whole country cheering you on.”

    Concluding her speech, she said, “Tonight, I feel like I’m graduating from Binibini. Tonight is the beginning of the journey for a confidently beautiful Filipina. Mabuhay ang gandang Filipina. Mabuhay ang Filipina. Mabuhay tayong lahat.”

    Specifically cheering for Pia was Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan who was one of the judges in the pageant’s coronation night. She was also tagged as one of Pia’s friends during the Miss Universe 2015 competition.

    Prior to Pia’s final walk and speech, a tribute video featuring her journey as a beauty queen was also shown. Later in the evening, she crowned this year’s Binibining Pilipinas – Universe, Maxine Medina. (G. A Lastrilla, push.com)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 19 July 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Mable Elmore appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction in B.C. NDP government

      Canadian Filipino politician Mable Elmore has been named as Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction in the B.C. NDP government that has taken over the provincial government. Elmore and her colleagues in the Cabinet were sworn into office July 18 together with New Democrat Premier John Horgan. Elmore was re-elected ...

    • 19 July 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Mindanao martial law nears 60-day legal limit

      It will be up for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte whether or not to extend martial law in the southern region of Mindanao. Martial law in Mindanao was declared by Duterte on May 23 after clashes broke out in Marawi City between government security forces and Islamic militants that include ...

    • 18 July 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      JUAN ON JUAN Const. Prince Carino

      To serve the country and the community is every girl and boys first dream. Children often tell you that they would like to be doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter, or a policeman if you ask them what they want to be when they grow up.  The call ...

    • 18 July 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      Distracted drivers decreasing – MMDA

      The number of violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) has drastically gone since the first day of the law’s implementation, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). As of Sunday morning, only three motorists have been apprehended compared to nine the day before. Last Thursday, the first ...

    • 18 July 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      QC couple caught selling fake LTO license plates

      The Quezon City Police District on Wednesday arrested a couple who were caught selling counterfeit license plates and documents supposedly issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Jahaziel Alcantara, 32, and Kristine Nemenzo, 22, were allegedly selling the fake plates for P2,000 each. Chief Insp. Freud Vila of the District Special ...

    %d bloggers like this: