It was a victory 43 years in the making.
But more than being a pretty face, Pia wowed the world with her composure, grace, and intelligence.
When asked why she should be crowned Miss Universe 2015 during the crucial final Q&A, Pia said she wants to become an inspiration to the youth and to show the world that she is 'confidently beautiful with a heart'.
That striking phrase has been consistently trending on social media. But what does it really mean? We take a look at these lessons kids can learn from Pia.