The stunning image of a crowned Pia Wurtzbach, named Miss Universe 2015, will be forever immortalized on a postage stamp issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
The postal stamps are slated to be released following the approved of the Miss Universe Organization and Binibining Pilipinas Charities. Representatives from PHLPost said the stamp could launch as early as this month, depending on Wurtzbach’s availability.
Officer-in-charge-Postmaster General Joel Otarra said PHLPost was pleased to create the stamp.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation takes pride in honoring our very own Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by immortalizing her with a postage stamp as the third Filipina to win the prestigious and much coveted Miss Universe crown.”
The stamp and souvenir sheets feature Wurtzbach waving to the crowd with the Miss Universe crown on her head. According to a press release, the souvenir sheet features ”a special embellishment called tactile glittery texture embossed to enhance the important look and feel of the stamps.”
Wurtzbach is the latest “living legend” to have her own stamp. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao; Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz; Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran; and Miss World 2013 Megan Young were also featured on stamps.