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    Things You Don’t Know About Miss Universe

    Mashable.com – The recently crowned Miss Universe struggles to fight off sweet cravings like the rest of us and she is also an avid gamer.


    Pia Wurtzbach fielded questions — and cheeky come-ons — for an hour on Twitter. The Filipina beauty talked about home and sang a little bit of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Click here to find out more about Miss Universe.

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    Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach at Homecoming Parade

    PhilStar.com – Newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach waves a Philippine flag as her float passes by the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines for a victory parade Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe Dec. 20, 2015 but not before pageant host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Thousands of Filipinos lined the parade route to take a glimpse of the third Filipino to be crowned Miss Universe.


    Read the full article here.

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    Miss Universe Joins Inside Edition as Special Super Bowl Correspondent

    New York, NY — January 25, 2016 — Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach joins INSIDE EDITION as a Special Correspondent for Super Bowl 50: the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos on CBS.

    “Pia is a natural fit as INSIDE EDITION’s Super Bowl Correspondent. She has the on-air poise that we look for in our talent, and as reigning Miss Universe, she’s no stranger to a thrilling competition,” says Executive Producer Charles Lachman.


    Wurtzbach, who won Miss Universe 2015 representing the Philippines at the pageant, will be reporting from Santa Clara, Calif. alongside INSIDE EDITION Correspondent Megan Alexander to cover all Super Bowl happenings, including exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes previews, and full game coverage.

    “I’m so looking forward to covering Super Bowl 50 for INSIDE EDITION as their Special Correspondent. This will be my first time experiencing the biggest night in American sports, and I’m excited to take viewers behind-the-scenes in the lead up to the big event,” says Wurtzbach.

    Wurtzbach will begin her Special Correspondent duties on Monday, February 1 at Super Bowl 50’s Media Day and continue reporting through game day on Sunday, February 7.

    Tune-in to Inside Edition here.

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    Homecoming for Philippines’ Miss Universe

    News.Yahoo.com – Confetti rained down as tens of thousands of shrieking fans paralysed traffic in the Philippine capital on Monday to welcome home the newly crowned Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

    The 26-year-old model, looking regal in a flowing blue-green gown, waved the Philippine flag while perched on a float designed in the fashion of the competition winner’s diamond and sapphire crown that she was wearing.


    The adoring crowd, many of whom stepped out of their offices and schools, jammed Manila’s streets and snapped photos of only the third Filipina to win the Miss Universe title. Read the full article here.

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    Miss Universe Organization To Support Smile Train

    The Miss Universe Organization and Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, today announced a new charitable partnership to help raise awareness of the issues faced by children living with unrepaired clefts in the developing world. The new relationship will provide opportunities for the reigning Miss Universe and international titleholders to get involved with Smile Train’s global initiatives in the 85+ countries where the charity helps children.

    “We truly believe in what Smile Train represents – hope, joy, perseverance and transformation,” said Paula M. Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “We are extremely proud to work with an organization that is committed to delivering a positive impact to the communities in which we work, and are steadfast in our commitment to help support their efforts and long-term sustainability.”
    Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in the developing world to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries across the world.

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    “We are honored to be a new official charity partner of The Miss Universe Organization to raise awareness for the vital cause of cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment,” said Susannah Schaefer, CEO, Smile Train. “We hope that this relationship will help us mobilize supporters, both new and old, by leveraging The Miss Universe Organization’s incredible voice and helping to transform lives in the process.”

    The partnership will amplify a shared set of core values, centered on the organizations’ global reach and commitment to empowering children to lead full, productive lives.

    To kick-off these efforts, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will have the opportunity to meet with Smile Train’s Country Director for the Philippines, Kimmy Flaviano, while she is visiting Manila next week. Wurtzbach will learn more about the organization’s efforts and Smile Train’s local partners who are on the ground helping cleft patients 365 days a year.

    “I look forward to my homecoming next week and helping to kick-off our organization’s new partnership with Smile Train,” said Wurtzbach. “As Miss Universe, I look forward to lending my voice and a helping hand to continue to raise awareness for children born with cleft lip and palate in the developing world, including my home country, the Philippines.”

    For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org. Follow Smile Train on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrain and like us on Facebook.