With Pia Wurtzbach’s Win, Bb. Pilipinas GOLD is the Most Accomplished Batch EVER!


The best-preforming Bb Pilipinas batch ever! Bb. Pilipinas GOLD batch 2013 – L-R Pia Wurtzbach (1st RU), Cindy Miranda (Tourism), Ariella Arida (Universe), Bea Santiago (International) and Matya Datul (Supranational)

I was going through my old blog posts on Pia Wurtzbach when I came across this photo. It was the very first time Pia had joined Bb. Pilipinas, some 3 years ago.  It was the GOLDEN batch celebrating 50 years of Bb Pilipinas beauties. Pia placed 1st Runner up then. So fresh and new to the scene!

Well, as I continued looking at this photo I realized that this could very well be the most accomplished batch in Bb. Pilipinas ever! Just look at the international crowns and honors these girls have given the Philippines:

CINDY MIRANDA – Top 10 Miss Tourism Queen International 2013

MUTYA DATUL – Miss Supranational 2013 Crown (first for the Philippines)

BEA SANTIAGO – Miss International 2013 Crown (fifth for the Philippines)

ARIELLA ARIDA – 3RD Runner-up, Miss Universe 2013 (eighth RU honor for the Philippines)

and finally…

PIA WURTZBACH who is MISS UNIVERSE 2015! (third for the Philippines)

Though Pia did not give us any international honors in 2013, I consider it part of her journey to the Miss Universe crown. She joined Bb. Pilipinas again in 2014, a most painful experience for her because she did not win or even place as a runner-up. She tried one more time this year and finally reaped a crown and the chance to go to Miss Universe where she gave the Philippines its 3rd MU crown! And what a dramatically unexpected way to win! With a crazy mix-up between her and Colombia, thanks to host Steve Harvey who read the wrong thing!

Oh what a journey!

And oooooh what a fierce and beautiful batch filling my Christmas stocking with winners!

Bb. Pilipinas 2013 – you are indeed an amazing batch!!!  Congratulations!