28 Throwback photos of Pia Wurtzbach before her Miss Universe reign

It is public knowledge that Pia Wurztbach joined Binibining Pilipinas twice before finally claiming the title on her third try. This was one of the major reasons why she easily became an inspiration to many who aspired to achieve their dreams. And why our nation believed she would win the much-coveted crown in 2015. The Maalaala Mo Kaya episode “Korona” which featured her story, however, had one scene that showed people didn’t always have faith in her.

After the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Grand Coronation Night where she only made it as far as the pageant’s Top 15, a reporter greeted her backstage for an interview. One of the questions was, “Ano’ng reaction mo sa mga nagsasabi, kaya ka natalo ay dahil tumaba ka?” She had even been compared her to a wardrobe. But as expected, Pia had the perfect response, “Instead na mag-focus po tayo sa kung bakit po ako natalo, focus na lang po tayo sa kung bakit nanalo po ang mga nanalo.”

When asked if she had plans to join again despite some thinking she was pathetic, Pia was completely stunned and speechless. She didn’t get to give a reaction to the question, but the scene that followed said it all for her. Liza Soberano’s acting was on point in conveying her feeling of heartbreak and defeat.

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If it means anything now, we believe these photos could answer that second question for Pia. “Bata pa lang may pangarap na,” the caption from one of her Instagram posts read. In another she wrote, “I LOVED being on stage.”

She is one of the most inspiring women in the universe. Not only for her beauty but also because of her intelligence and spirit. Pia was made to be Miss Universe. Now, more than the crown, she has also become proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Be mesmerized with Pia's natural beauty in her childhood photos!

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28 Throwback photos of Pia Wurtzbach before her Miss Universe reign

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She is one of the most inspiring women in the universe. Not only for her beauty but also because of her intelligence and spirit.

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Check out Pia Wurtzbach’s natural beauty in these throwback photos!

She is one of the most inspiring women in the universe. Not only for her beauty but also because of her intelligence and spirit.

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28 Throwback photos of Pia Wurtzbach before her Miss Universe reign

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Pia Wurtzbach already knew how to pose for the camera at a very young age! "I wasn't kidding when I said it was my childhood dream," Pia wrote on her caption.

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Pia Wurtzbach already knew how to pose for the camera at a very young age! "I wasn't kidding when I said it was my childhood dream," Pia wrote on her caption.

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Back then, she already had the guts to join different school contests despite her shy personality.

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Back then, she already had the guts to join different school contests despite her shy personality.

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Say "cheese"! Pia and her sister smiling for the camera

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Say "cheese"! Pia and her sister smiling for the camera

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Pia posted a throwback photo with her batchmate Pauleen Luna at the Star Magic office.

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Pia posted a throwback photo with her batchmate Pauleen Luna at the Star Magic office.

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"I believe I can fly!", Pia captioned along with a photo with her mom.

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"I believe I can fly!", Pia captioned along with a photo with her mom.

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Pia reunited with her friend and Star Magic batchmate Pauleen Luna

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Pia reunited with her friend and Star Magic batchmate Pauleen Luna

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Young Pia can already charm anyone with her cutest smile!

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Young Pia can already charm anyone with her cutest smile!

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Pia posted a throwback photo with her mom on one of her birthdays

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Pia posted a throwback photo with her mom on one of her birthdays

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Pia with her "partner in crime since birth"

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Pia with her "partner in crime since birth"

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Pia showing her goofy side

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Pia showing her goofy side

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Pia Wurtzbach with her sister back in the day

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Pia Wurtzbach with her sister back in the day

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13-year-old Pia already served us her stunning beauty

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13-year-old Pia already served us her stunning beauty

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Even as a baby, it was easy to be charmed by Pia Angela Alonzo Wurtzbach's eyes.

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Pia Wurtzbach's graduation picture definitely captured her natural beauty!

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Pia Wurtzbach's graduation picture definitely captured her natural beauty!

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At 11 years old, Pia already experienced joining beauty pageants.

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At the age of 12, she was launuched by Star Magic as Pia Romero on its 11th batch of Star Circle.

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At the age of 12, she was launuched by Star Magic as Pia Romero on its 11th batch of Star Circle.

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Pia celebrating her first birthday with her parents

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Pia celebrating her first birthday with her parents

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"I loved being on stage", Pia Wurtzbach said on her IG caption. She was born to slay on stage!

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