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Three years after winning the crown of the prestigious beauty pageant, 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is still actively participating and supporting different charity works. 

In fact, until today, she’s still supporting the organization she worked with during her reigning year, the Love Yourself. And to continuously help the said foundation, Pia chose them as one of the beneficiaries of first ever “The Universe Gives Back” benefit gala event. 

This benefit gala will bring together Pia and the current Miss Universe Catriona Gray “on a mission to celebrate and uplift Filipino spirit through fashion and philanthropy.” The two beauty queens with Miss Universe Philippines, Bb. Pilipinas partnered with seasoned fashion designers to make this fashion benefit gala into reality. 

Miss Universe Philippines and Bb. Pilipinas Charity Fashion Gala co-chairs: fashion
designer Albert Andrada, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Architect Richelle
Singson-Michael.

“It is about getting involved in organisations to raise awareness for issues such as HIV, anti-discrimination, and anti-bullying which are relevant to the Philippines,” Pia said. 

“We care about the people around us and we’re always willing to help. To our loved ones, we are selfless in the amount of love we give. I’d like to believe that’s what we’ll see at the charity ball. People coming together showing support to the ones who need our love most,” she continued.

Aside from the benefits this event would give to chosen charities, Pia is also looking forward to work with Catriona. “Dahil nagkaka-align naman, example sa Love Yourself, pareho kaming ambassadors ng organization na ‘yon, I’m excited to see ano yung mga possible naming maging collaboration when it comes to doing new campaigns together,” Pia explained during the media launch of “The Universe Gives Back” gala. 

If Love Yourself is Pia’s beneficiary, Catriona will grace the catwalk on behalf of Young Focus. Young Focus helps educate underprivileged children all the way from preschool to college. It is the organization Catriona has been helping  even before she bagged the Miss Universe crown. 

“In fact we’re launching new campaign sa Love gala ia-announce na yun, so I’m excited. Anything in the future na pwede kaming mag-colloborate, I’m excited to do that, I’m very much willing,” Pia ended. 

The benefit gala will be held on June 4, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, in Pasay. For more information visit facebook.com/MissUniversePH/. 

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