The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issued limited copies of the special commemorative stamps honouring Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
The regular stamp as well as the souvenir sheet features a photo of Pia in her shining moment when she was crowned Miss Universe last December 2015 in Las Vegas.
PHLPost will issue 101,000 pieces of the regular stamps which will cost P15 each, while 5,000 pieces of souvenir sheets will be released, to be sold at P40 per piece.
Miss Universe 2015 Special Stamps
The souvenir sheet of the stamps features a special embellishment called tactile glittery texture embossed to enhance the important look and feel of the stamps.
The glitters would be limited to her crown, if when touch, you would feel the rough texture on it.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) takes pride in honoring our very own Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by immortalizing her with a postage stamp as the third Filipina to win the prestigious and much coveted Miss Universe crown”, OIC, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
Pia now will join the PHLPost roster of “living legends” who are given the rare privilege of being featured in a postage stamp which includes boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
About Miss Universe 2015 : Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
On December 20, 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach made history when she became the 64th Miss Universe and third woman from the Philippines to hold the title.
Pia was born in Stuttgart, Germany where she spent the early years of her life with both her father, who is German, and mother, who is Filipina.
When she was just 4 years old, Pia’s mother moved her and her younger sister to Manila. Life in the Philippines for an unemployed single mother of two young children was simply not easy.
As luck would have it, Pia was quickly scouted by a modelling agency and her career in front of the camera took off.
At 11 years old, Pia established herself as the breadwinner of her family – a big responsibility for a child to have while attending school on the weekdays and castings on the weekends.
Pia is a professional model, actress, host and TV personality. She began acting at age four under the stage name “Pia Romero”.
Managed by ABS-CBN’s theatrical agency, Star Magic, she was included on the Star Circle Batch 2. Among her TV credits are the teen-oriented series K2BU, the concert variety program ASAP, the romance anthology Your Song, the sitcom show Bora, and the drama series Sa Piling Mo.
Pia became determined to win the title of Miss Universe Philippines and trained for three years before she finally won, which allowed her to travel to Las Vegas this past December. “There are the three B’s in the Philippines; basketball, boxing, and beauty pageants,” explains Pia after she won Miss Universe 2015.
Becoming Miss Universe has been a lifelong dream of Pia’s that took several attempts to make a reality – and her road to the crown was not always easy.
Though Pia was initially announced as first runner-up, Filipino fans still went wild with cheers of congratulations and she felt satisfied knowing that she made her countrymen proud.
Several moments later, host Steve Harvey corrected a mistake which will become known as one of the most talked about moments in live television history – the winner of Miss Universe 2015 was actually the Philippines.
Title: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Date of Issue: 17 April 2016
Denominations: PHP 15.00, PHP 40.00