Everyone is simply enthralled and astounded with the rise of this year's Miss Universe from the Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Her stunning beauty, admirable intelligence, and ravishing style make her truly deserving of the beauty title, despite all the controversy and rip-roaring chaos that led to her victory.
But surely, not everyone remembers that Pia had long been aspiring to bask in the limelight, even as a pretty 11-year-old kid recruit in the ABS-CBN Talent Center that evolved into what we now know as Star Magic. And even a fewer people would recall how she looked then, given that she had been part of ensemble casts in teen-oriented shows and supporting roles in TV dramas and sitcoms.
In our first edition of Beauty Throwback, wherein we feature present stars in their equally gorgeous and stunning looks in the past, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is recalled as the Star Circle Batch 11 member Pia Romero with these photos, as shared by Pia herself on her Instagram account.
Let's marvel at how she looked then and appreciate the destiny she has since enjoyed.
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