Pia carries the Philippine flag on a magnificent float resembling the Miss Universe crown
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was feted to her homecoming parade on Monday, January 25, in Manila, Philippines. The beauty queen, wearing her crown and a sea-green gown by Filipino fashion designer Albert Andrada, was met with loud cheers from the huge crowd everywhere the float took her. The parade started around 2:30 p.m. and wrapped up around 8:00 p.m. when Pia spoke at another press conference at the Araneta Coliseum.
Here are excerpts from the parade:
Rainbow Queen: Here's a beautiful shot by Pia's mentor, Jonas Gaffud, during the parade
Pia waves to hundreds of her star-struck admirers
Pia waves at the crowd during the last leg of the parade