Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was in Peru to judge the event. The 26-year-old Miss Universe threw in the final question for the top three contestants of Miss Peru – Priscilla Howard, Danea Panta, and Valeria Piazza. “Which has been the moment in your life when you felt the most beautiful?,” asked the Pinay beauty queen.
Crowning moment of the new Miss Peru
Piazza works as an actress & model. Valeria was one of the Peruvian models who dazzled at the Leonisa Fashion Show 2013. Also, she confirmed that in April, she will be travelling to the United States to record the movie ‘Baywatch’, in which she will be sharing screen with Zac Efron and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Valeria Piazza was also adjudged as the winner of Miss Model of the World 2014, in China formerly.
Valeria Piazza succeeds Miss Peru 2015 Laura Spoya. Laura went on to represent Peru at Miss Universe 2015, held on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She went unplaced in the competition despite being cited as one of the favorites for the title.
Peru has been competing in the Miss Universe pageant from 1952 and in the Miss World pageant from 1959. In the Miss Universe pageant, their first representative was Ada Gabriela Bueno that was crowned as the first Miss Peru in a ceremony at the Lawn Tennis Club of Lima and competed in Miss Universe 1952.
Miss Peru 2016 Final Results
Winner : Valeria Piazza
First runner-up : Priscila Stephany Howard
Second runner-up : Danea Panta
TOP 15 : Valeria Piazza, Suemi Jhong, Priscila Stephany Howard, Marjory Patino Lopez, Lucero Francis, Leonela Lopez, Janick Maceta, Ivana Yturbe, Hany Portocarrero, Giuliana Montalbetti, Giuliana Barrios, Estefani Mauricci Gil, Antonella De Groot, Danea Panta, and Ana Estefania Vasquez.
"Congratulations Valeria Piazza, Miss Peru 2016! Well deserved! She's so humble and genuine. Stay sweet! ❤ See you at Miss Universe!" posted Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach on Facebook