Get a chance to WIN an overnight stay in Pico de Loro and other prizes when you answer the PEP.ph Reader’s Survey!

Answer Now

13 photos from Pia Wurtzbach's childhood and teenage years

Dec 24, 2015
These throwback photos of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach were taken for her international passport (left) when she was a little over one year old (left), and an AVON catalog (right) when she was 11 years old (right).

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.

Continue reading below ↓

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.

Back when I was terribly shy. #Tbt #throwbackthursday

A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on

Continue reading below ↓

She surely knew how to project.

#tbt #throwback still the same

A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on

Smile for the camera!

Continue reading below ↓

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

Continue reading below ↓

With best friend Pauleen Luna

But she already had the grace of a model, right?

 

Continue reading below ↓

The poise and bearing of a beauty queen.

Beauty that could wow the universe!

Continue reading below ↓

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.

Read Next
Recommended Videos
Latest Stories

Get a chance to WIN an overnight stay in Pico de Loro and other prizes when you answer the PEP.ph Reader’s Survey!

Answer Now
Trending in Summit Media Network

Featured Searches:

Read the Story →
These throwback photos of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach were taken for her international passport (left) when she was a little over one year old (left), and an AVON catalog (right) when she was 11 years old (right).
  • This article was created by . Edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.
    Poll

    View Results
    Total Votes: 12,184
  • 50%
  • View Results