The stunning Pia Wurtzbach needs no introduction. From her early years as a TV host to her meteoric rise to the top as Miss Universe, Pia holds court as the most beloved beauty queen ever. In this exclusive BeautyMNL interview, the Cream Silk ambassador teaches us to how to be beautiful—just like a queen.
How would you describe your signature look today?
PIA: “It’s more Pia; more myself. I love to experiment with my looks but I can definitely say that I’ve found my signature: long, shiny hair and just the right makeup.”
After years of being a beauty chameleon, what is the beauty trend you would love to bring back—and the one you would never try again?
PIA: “A beauty trend I’d like to bring back are simpler looks like no-makeup makeup. This is something I learned while living in New York. We adore glam looks here in the Philippines but in the US, particularly NYC, they actually appreciate less made-up looks. That’s something that I’ve slowly been transitioning into—depending on the occasion, of course—and a trend I’d like to see other people do, too. A trend that I never want to do again [is] really smoky eyes and falsies. They just don’t work well on me, and that’s something I used to do during my earlier years in pageants. Now I’ve found the right formula.”
What are the 3 beauty products you absolutely swear by, the ones that give you that unmistakable “Pia Factor”?
PIA: “I travel with my favorite conditioner, Cream Silk. I swear, I even offered [it] to my roommates during my time as Miss Universe in New York. I also always bring a lip and cheek tint in my bag and an eyelash curler. Long, shiny hair and simple makeup—that’s the Pia look.”
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