Becoming a queen in real life isn't just about having the best clothes or the most number of Instagram followers.
It's also about finding success even if the odds are stacked against you—something that Pia Wurtzbach, Shamcey Supsup, and Venus Raj know all too well.
Trace their journey to the crown and reveal words of wisdom from the queens themselves.
PIA WURTZBACH. For Pia, the journey to the crown was not easy. It took her three attempts before she could even get a foot in the door of one of the major beauty pageants in the world.
Once there, however, she wasted no time stunning everyone by being "confidently beautiful with a heart."
In 2015, Pia bagged the most coveted title on coronation night, making her the third Filipina to wear the crown.
Pia's experience inspires women to work hard and to always give their best in everything.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Pia says, "When you stop worrying the little things, stop being technical, and just perform and go."
Watch this video and let her inspire you further to #WearTheCrown:
SHAMCEY SUPSUP. Ever since she was young, Shamcey said her mom "had been scheming secretly of turning me into a beauty queen someday." It has definitely paid off.
Known for her intelligence, Shamcey is a beauty queen whom women can look up to.
In a PEP.ph interview, she gives her personal definition of beauty:
"Sa akin kasi, it varies, e.
"It's more of how you feel about yourself and how you make people happy. Not just yourself.
"It's more of being able to make others feel beautiful themselves by your kindness.
"How you treat people. Having a beautiful soul.
"I think that what makes a person beautiful."
Shamcey proves that acts of kindness are what make a woman truly shine.
Watch her talk about what it takes to #WearTheCrown:
VENUS RAJ. Being a queen does not always require wearing heavy makeup, heels, and long gowns.
Sometimes, the simpler the woman is, the more regal she looks. Add to that self-confidence and a never-say-die attitude, and she can definitely stand out.
Take it from Venus Raj, a woman who came from humble beginnings and beat the odds to become a queen.
"Hindi pumasok sa isip ko na mag-give up. I know I have to fight for it.
"Having little is not a hindrance to success.
"You should always have persevarance in such a way that you don't just give up easily," she says in her open letter to Filipinas.
Watch this video to find out how she fought to #WearTheCrown:
Remember: Dream big, be confident, and be brave! Like Pia, Shamcey, and Venus, you also deserve to #WearTheCrown.