What Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, Taught Me

Sunday, December 27, 2015

After more than four decades of waiting, the Philippines has come to reach its most coveted victory in the Universe. It's been a week already since Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as the Miss Universe 2015 yet, most of us are still not over with it.

It took her three attempts to bring home the crown that every beauty queen is aspiring for. From her first try to join the Binibining Pilipinas in 2013, she ended up as the first runner up while on her second try in 2014, she went home with nothing. But this year, Pia proved that third time's a charm because she bagged the title Binibining Pilipinas-Universe. Meaning, she will represent the country in the most prestigious beauty pageant in the universe.

Knowing her story, I realized something. Successful people are the ones who know what they want and do something about it. For Pia, she wanted the crown so bad that it didn't stop her to chase her ultimate dream. Look at where she is now, the elusive crown is on her already. Because of her good example, she has inspired many people. And I have to admit that, I am, too. With her journey to victory, she taught me some things:



1. Never settle for something good. Go for the better. The best, rather. I've always believed in this and keep on telling to the people who think that I dream too big: Mangangarap ka na lang din naman, bakit hindi mo pa taasan? I don't see the point of success if you're out there with the "good" when you know you can have better.


2. It's okay to fail sometimes. And I mean it. Everybody fails, though some are afraid to admit it. Failure is inevitable and there's nothing you can do to change that except to embrace it. Some people lose hope and become unmotivated when failure blocks them. But guess what, the more you fail, the stronger you get. Don't fret if you've failed many times already because it just makes success that much sweeter. To succeed after multiple failure is one of the best feelings in the world. You'll feel a great sense of satisfaction because you know that everything you went through was all worth it.
3. Don't ever stop, because the moment you stop trying, that's the moment you failed. There's nothing wrong with trying and trying and trying all over again. Your road to success will not be easy as one, two, three and it will never be. So what if they tell you that you're trying hard? Let them and be it. Try hard because you want it so bad. At the end of the day, everything you've worked for will pay off.
4. Be confidently beautiful with a heart. Show the world what you can do. Be proud but not arrogant. Just like Pia, being confidently beautiful with a heart will win you so many things and your dream is part of it.

Have a great week ahead! :)

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113 comments

  1. That's a great post, honey! I agree with everything you say <3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd

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  2. Cute pink outfit!<3

    Merry Christmas,
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  3. yeah...true words there....and pretty post!
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  4. I love her so much and you too! And that is true we should not let any thing come in our way to get what we want. Also, love your post, outfit, hair and you! So gorgeous.

    XOXO
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    1. Aww! Thank you! Go for the goal girl :)

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  5. Pia is pretty awesome, and thank you for giving me some information on how many tries it took to get there.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Aww she really is! And no problem, it's my pleasure to share it with you. :)

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  6. Great Post! Pia is really an awesome person as you are too! You really look georgeous, girl! Love your pink look, it´s very cute.

    I am following your amazing blog now. Maybe you follow my blog too?

    xoxo Nadine

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    1. Thank you, Nadine! I appreciate your sweet words. :)

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  7. Cute picks <3

    Chiara

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  8. You look so pretty! Love the colors X Laura www.mixtfashion.com

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  9. Amazing post!! Such a cute outfit xx

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  12. Thanks for follow following back :)

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  13. She is such an inspiration! You look lovely dear and I am your 500 follower! :)

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  14. You look so gorgeous and sweet in this look darling!
    Great words!
    Happy Holidays :*

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  15. I cannot agree with you more! Success doesn't happen overnight and if it did, it won't last long. Failures and mistakes are part of the journey. You learn from those and become a better person. :)

    Jenn
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  16. Great lessons! It is quite amazing that Pia really attempted 3x to get the crown. That's some dedication.

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    1. Yes. Her perseverance to achieve her dreams is really inspiring. :)

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  17. Great words to live by! Dedication and hard work pay off.
    xo
    N
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  18. Great post. Pia is such an inspiration. Love your beautiful OOTD, the shoes are divine. Wishing you a happy and joy filled New Year.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  20. Pia also inspired me alot to never give up and go for what I want.

    I agree with everything you wrote here.

    Happy New Year! Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you! She's really an inspiration :)

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  21. What a great lessons, I so agree with you! Also, you look so stunning, dear!
    Wish you a happy new year! My best wishes for you!

    XO, Melissa's Diary

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  22. Nice post dear :)
    I wish you delightful holidays
    Hope you have a great time

    Kisses
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  23. Great post! Love these advices =)
    Love the outfit too!
    -mainou
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  24. Beautiful outfit, the color combination is really nice : )
    LaMelenaDeLeón

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  25. I agree with all of these. With her fighting spirit and beauty, no doubt that she'll take home the crown. I like that she never quit and even tried and tried until she reached what she wants. She's a perfect role model :)

    Happy New Year! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // Daydreamer and Believer

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    1. Diba? She's really worth it. Everything she had worked for paid off. :)

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  26. So beautiful tips! Sory of Pia is really interesting!!! Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  27. och, amazing outfit!
    Perfect shoes!
    LOVELY <3

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  28. Absolutely perfect, love this color!
    kisses,
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  29. I absolutely love this look, very beautiful and awesome post.
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  31. You look lovely in pink. Pia is a great role model. We all can learn something from her.

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    1. That is true!She's such a woman to look up to. Thank you! :)

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  32. Nice outfit!
    You are super cute :)
    Emma
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  33. Love the shoes!!! Bonjour from FRANCE, Sand.
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  34. I really like your pink dress! you look really pretty! kiss
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  39. Och, amazing outfit!
    Perfect shoes <3
    LOVELY

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  40. Pretty lady in pink, Happy new year!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  41. That outfit is gorgeous. Love the pretty colour.
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  42. Hey Cielo,

    this post is very inspiring and I love your photos. Btw your shoes are awesome. Keep up the great work!

    Love, Luzia

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