Pia Wurtzbach to miss the Miss Universe 2019 coronation

26 Nov 2019 | Avneet Ahluwalia

In an official announcement, Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 will not be attending Miss Universe 2019 coronation ceremony in Atlanta this year due to prior commitments for her travel show.

The model took her Instagram to share the news of not being able to attend the event due to her commitments. One of her followers asked the model if she already has tickets to the pageant. To which the model replied “I will not be watching Miss Universe this year”.


Pia Wurtzbach to miss the Miss Universe 2019 coronation


Pia hosts a travel show “Pia’s Postcards” that airs on Metro Channel. A one-hour travel show that takes Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, to interesting local and foreign destinations. At each of these destinations, she enjoys the local vibe through a fun, casual and immersing experience with a global Filipino who tours with her.

In a conversation with one of her followers, Pia mentioned that her travel show was invited by the tourism board of Japan to feature a festival in Fukuoka. She also mentioned that the working visas of the entire team of “Pia’s Postcards” were released already before Miss Universe Organization announced the date and venue of the coronation night.

Pia said that she was invited by the Miss Universe Organization to be a backstage host for the pageant with CHI, but explained that since she had already made a commitment to the tourism board of Japan, it would be impolite to cancel the trip. The model explained that she really wanted to be a part of the coronation night but things don’t always work the way we want.


Pia Wurtzbach to miss the Miss Universe 2019 coronation


Pia Wurtzbach broke the Philippines’ 42-year Miss Universe drought when she was crowned Miss Universe in 2015. She was the third Filipina to win the Miss Universe title after Margie Moran Floirendo in 1973. Since passing the crown, Pia has been busy with her showbiz commitments and as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador.

The Miss Universe 2019 coronation night will take place at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on 8th December 2019. A total of 92 candidates will compete for the crown.