MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach got the chance to enjoy a play on Broadway, and she was able to watch no less than the Philippines' very own Lea Salonga onstage.
According to a report by New York based nurse and pageant blogger Felix Manuel, Pia met Lea on Saturday, January 9 while watching Allegiance, the musical Lea is part of. Pia was accompanied by staff membrs of the Miss Universe Organization, and people who recognized her immediately went to have their photos taken with her.
Felix also shared that one fan even screamed, saying how much he adored Pia.
After the show, Felix said that Pia and Lea were able to have some time together, and that they hugged each other.
"Lea was the first one to come out and she immediately hugged and kissed Pia. She congratulated her for what she has achieved and gave her advice on how to enjoy living here in the Big Apple," Felix said.
Meanwhile, Pia posted this photo on the Miss Universe social media accounts.
"Finally watched Allegiance last night! Starring Ms Lea Salonga. @msleasalonga is also Filipina. Superb performance from the whole cast. I had tears in my eyes by the end of the show," she said.
Finally watched Allegiance last night! Starring Ms Lea Salonga. @msleasalonga is also Filipina. Superb performance from the whole cast. I had tears in my eyes by the end of the show. #-Pia A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on Jan 10, 2016 at 2:40pm PST
Pia is currently in New York, where she will stay during her reign as Miss Universe. She is set to come home to the Philippines on January 23, where a grand parade and homecoming awaits her. – Rappler.com
Pia Wurtzbach as Miss Universe 2015