Even as a baby, it was hard to miss Pia Angela Alonzo Wurtzbach's eyes.
She was one year old here, and was flanked by her doting parents.
And through the years, she has learned how to use and flaunt her best asset.
Didn't Tyra Banks take notice of them while watching the coronation night of Miss Universe 2015 on TV?
On Twitter, the famous American supermodel, tweeted, "Dang, girl. You betta #SMIZE, @PiaWurtzbach for the win, girl! #MissUniverse2015 #MissPhilippines #Pinoy"
SMIZE means "smile with your eyes," according to Urban Dictionary.
But before she learned the art of giving people a captivating stare, Pia had been smize-ing as a kid and a teenager.
She surely knew how to project.
Smile for the camera!
Given her artistahin looks, Pia initially thought her beauty was pang-showbiz.
At the age of 12, she was introduced by Star Magic as Pia Romero.
(L-R, seated) Bea Alonzo, Pia; (L-R, standing) Shaina Magdayao, Angelene Aguilar, and Beverly Vergel
With best friend Pauleen Luna
But she already had the grace of a model, right?
The poise and bearing of a beauty queen.
Beauty that could wow the universe!
It wasn't long before she decided to channel her energy to beauty pageants.
And after years of joining, trying again, and not giving up, the used-to-be-very-shy kid, tallest girl in school, and wall flower has metamorphosed into the confidently-beautiful Miss Universe 2015.