Miss Universe Doesn't Wear Her Crown All The Time [NYFW]
She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s Miss… Universe. Yesterday, when we clambered into an elevator to head up to the presentations at MADE New York, we were struck by a gorgeous vision in a full gown, complete with a tiara. Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach had arrived, Steve Harvey not in tow. She’s been making the rounds at Fashion Week, along with Miss USA Deshauna Barber. It was the closest thing we’ve come to being near actual royalty (she does rock a crown), so we had to pull her aside for a hot minute.
Have you ever been to Milk before?
Well, welcome! When did you win?
December 20th, 2015. I’m the 2015 winner, but my reign is the whole of 2016.
My title is actually Miss Universe 2015, but my reign goes through the whole of 2016, I know it’s confusing.
Oh, it’s fine, just a tiny bit. Do you wear that crown all the time?
No actually, I haven’t worn it in a while, so this is the first I’ve been wearing it after a while, after a long time.
Are you into fashion?
Definitely! Now that Miss Universe is owned by WME/IMG, there’s a lot more fashion incorporated in us, in the title holder, and that’s a good thing. It really exposes us to different fields other than pageantry.
And what are you looking forward to seeing?
It’s only been day three of NYFW, but it’s been a week already because we do the event shows from morning until night. There are still many more shows to go, and I’m excited for that.
Photos taken exclusively for Milk by Marie Tomanova.
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