MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' own Pia Wurtzbach won the Miss Universe 2015 crown Sunday night, December 20 (December 21,Manila time), and many of her Filipino supporters, including Pia's celebrity friends and colleagues, took to social media to express their delight.
This year's Miss Universe coronation night was held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. It was an eventful night, as host Steve Harvey initially announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was the winner instead of Pia.
Steve and Miss Universe have since apologized, and Ariadna and Pia have both commented on the incident.
Still, Filipinos – including the celebrities – have reason to celebrate. Not only did Pia win, but she's the first Pinay to win the title since Margarita Moran in 1973.
Check out what the celebs have to say about Pia's win below:
Ang goal ng Miss Universe, magkaisa, diba? Best answer nga daw ang WORLD PEACE. wag na natin kwestyunin bakit ganun ang reaction nila... Aralin natin ang maka Pinoy na paraan magpasalamat.. Maging maligaya.. At, magtago sa inaanak maligayang Pasko. A photo posted by Angelica Panganiban (@iamangelicap) on Dec 21, 2015 at 3:17pm PST
A photo posted by Piolo Jose Pascual (@piolo_pascual) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:57pm PST
You were 12 and I was 13. We had nothing but BIG dreams. I remember we would choose to buy food in Mini Stop instead of Brother's Burger in ABS because we only had little money. We would patiently go to workshop every single day because we wanna be big stars! We would wait for hours at taping because our scenes were only very few. We even shared one role in a movie. I will never forget those days. Simple and days made up of dreams. And now, it's so nice to know that we've both come so far. We're both blessed, in our own way, and I must say, 2015 is both our year! I am very glad also that you have found a deep relationship with the Lord. CONGRATULATIONS MISS UNIVERSE! I am equally proud of you before as I am proud of you now. You have such a good and kind heart. You totally deserve this! Congratulations P! Love you! @piawurtzbach A photo posted by Marie Pauleen Luna (@pauleenluna) on Dec 20, 2015 at 7:58pm PST
FINALLY! Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach! A photo posted by Marie Pauleen Luna (@pauleenluna) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:24pm PST
Confidently beautiful with a heart. Mabuhay ka Pia @piawurtzbach! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. #missuniverse2015 A photo posted by eriksantos (@eriksantos) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:42pm PST
Beautiful!! Congratulations Ms. Universe 2015. We are so proud of you!! #Philippines #missuniverse2015 #piawurtzbach A photo posted by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:05pm PST
Confidently beautiful with a heart. Congratulations @piawurtzbach_ !! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! #missuniverse2015 A photo posted by Dani Barretto (@danibarretto) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:25pm PST
Confidently beautiful with a heartYou make us so proud! Congratulations, Pia Wurtzbach! You worked hard to earn that crown and you DESERVE it! It was MEANT TO BE! #MissUniverse2015 A photo posted by Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:31pm PST
Congratulations, Ms. @piawurtzbach! You deserve it #MsUniverse2015 #FeelingInspiredtruly, you are confidently beautiful, with a heart A photo posted by Gabbi Garcia (@_gabbigarcia) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:30pm PST
The moment of glory: Confidently beautiful @piawurtzbach crowned #MissUniverse2015 A photo posted by Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:48pm PST
What an amazing journey and life story of pure patience, perseverance and prayer. Sincerely proud of this moment. #MissUniverse2015 — Gabriel Valenciano (@gabvalenciano) December 21, 2015
Just landed in London & heard the good news!Congratulations beautiful @PiaWurtzbach! Yay Philippines! #MissUniverse2015 #MissPhilippines — Rachelle Ann Go (@gorachelleann) December 21, 2015
Pinay girl group 4th Impact tweeted Pia congratulations.
Congratulations @PiaWurtzbach for winning #MissUniverse2015 We are so proud of you! pic.twitter.com/UqSTu7y5qO — 4TH IMPACT (@4thImpactMusic) December 21, 2015
Albert Andrada, who designed Pia's evening gown and national costume, said this on Instagram.
Starting in 15 mins!!! A photo posted by Albert Andrada (@albertandrada) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:48pm PST
Other designers reacted to her win too.
CONGRATULATIONS to the new MISS UNIVERSE...Miss PHILIPPINES...although we lost our moment in rejoicing the final announcement (what a sad mistake from the host) I'm still happy and proud...Congratulations also to my Ume Albert Andrada @albertandrada and Jonas Antonio Gaffud @jonasofmercator... #philippines #missuniverse #pinoypride... A photo posted by Michael Cinco (@michael5inco) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:41pm PST
Today history is made. After 42 years we have another MISS UNIVERSE! Thank you @piawurtzbach for making each & everyone of us Filipinos Proud. #missuniverse2015 that was one thrilling pageant & each step of the way she was filled w grace, poise, intelligence & dignity! @michaeljosh A photo posted by Rajo Laurel (@rajolaurel) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:15pm PST