Why Pia Wurtzbach was happy to be back in Indonesia


Posted at Mar 08 2020 05:38 PM


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MANILA – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was beyond thrilled that she was able to return to Indonesia last week.

Calling the trip long overdue, Wurtzbach explained Indonesia holds a special place in her heart.

“My very first trip as Miss Universe was to Jakarta & Bali and it was unforgettable. The only time I ever cried because I didn't want to leave! True story,” she said.


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Just like in the Philippines, Wurtzbach said she’s always felt the love and appreciation of pageant lovers in Indonesia.

“Also very happy that I got to meet so many amazing and inspiring women last night. Our queens. And of course congratulations to the winners last night. I have to admit, once in a while, it's nice to go back into pageant mode again,” she said.

Wurtzbach went to the Southeast Asian country to be a judge in Puteri Indonesia, the pageant which selects the country’s representative to the Miss Universe.

It was also where she got to meet reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa for the first time.