Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is now one of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) “Living Legends” after being immortalized in her own stamp.
The reigning title holder of the Miss Universe pageant was presented her own stamp frame after she turned ended her reign as the local Binibining Pilipinas Universe.
In ceremonies after the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 pageant in April, Postmaster General Joel Otarra presented the stamp frame to Wurtzbach saying, “It is our privilege to personally present to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach her own stamp as this is equally important to us because it seldom for us to issue a stamp to living person. She will now join the roster of PHLPost's Living Legends.”
PHLPost acknowledged the Filipina Miss Universe who brought home the crown after 42 years, as one of the "exceptional Filipinos who have brought pride and glory to the country and setting as role model in their chosen field."
The stamp features a photo of Wurtzbach when she was crowned Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas last December.
The souvenir sheets feature a special embellishment called tactile glittery texture embossed to enhance the important look and feel of the stamps. The glitters are on her crown which when touched will feel rough in texture.
A total of 101,000 pieces of limited edition regular commemorative stamps feature the beauty queen, along with 5,000 pieces of souvenir sheets.
Wurtzbach joins the elite roster of PHLPost “Living Legends” which include boxing champ Manny Pacquaio, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
The newest “Living Legend” posted on her Instagram, "What an honor it is to join the roster of PHLPost's Living Legends. As a little background story, posts are very seldom awarded to those who are still living, which means they have seen me as someone who is worthy of this honor and who has brought pride to the Filipino community. Thank you for this."