Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach passed on her Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown to Maxine Medina during Sunday’s pageant coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum.
But before officially signing off from Bb. Pilipinas, Pia faced the cheering crowd of thousands for a live farewell speech. With her voice shaking and visibly holding back her tears, Pia addressed the audience in what she called her ‘graduation speech.’
“To my successor, just remember to give your best. Behind that beautiful gown, your knees may be trembling–like me, right now. I’m still not used to it. And being in front of millions of people is nerve-racking, but you have to remember that you are proudly wearing that sash that says ‘Philippines.’
And believe me, in your moments of doubt, you just have to remember that you have the whole country cheering you on.”
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2016 Maxine Medina is off to start her training and *hopefully* bags that Miss Universe crown!
Watch Pia’s full farewell speech below:
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