Her friends convinced her to enter a small local pageant in the city and she won! Now full of confidence, she made it all the way to Miss Universe in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2011 with the entire world watching her.
While in the spotlight, Pia saw a whole new world. After her engagements with Miss Universe ended, she got signed to a model agency in Los Angeles. Rapidly, her face and elegant, fit body became the one of the favorites for major brands like Nike, Adidas, and Mercedes Benz.
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