It's been a couple of months ever since she walked away with the crown, but Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's New York Fashion Week debut proved that she still has what it takes to rule the runway. Last night, the reigning Miss Universe modeled at The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show. The 26-year-old beauty queen was one of several celebrities who hit the catwalk at the annual event, along with singer Monica, TV legend Florence Henderson, and history-making ballerina Misty Copeland.
"Had so much fun last night walking in @carmenmarcvalvo for #RedDressCollection #GoRedForWomen," Wurtzbach said. "Thank you so much #NYFW #NYFW16." For her NYFW runway debut, Wurtzbach wore a bright red ball gown with a black waistband from American designer Carmen Marc Valvo. The dress flowed and moved gracefully while she walked down the long stage, but Miss U brought more life to the gown as she twirled at the end of the runway. She also traded the pageant up-do style and let her hair down for a more sleek and sophisticated look.
Even though she's just started her reign as Miss Universe, Wurtzbach definitely has the potential and the fierce walk to become a high fashion model. Plus, with the lack of Asian models in fashion still an ongoing issue, a woman who already represents beauty from all over the world — the universe, rather — is the obvious choice.
Wurtzbach is a natural on the New York Fashion Week runway.
Showing the other ladies how it's done!
Being the new Miss Universe has definitely opened up a lot of opportunities for Wurtzbach. Here she is taking a front row seat at one of the shows at NYFW.
Last week, she was a guest correspondent for Inside Edition at Super Bowl 50. Miss U and Queen Bey in the same place? I die.
She also recently landed the cover of MEGA, a Filipino fashion magazine.
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