Who would forget the moment our very own Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach won the coveted Miss Universe crown last year? A dream come true for the confidently beautiful lady, being Miss Universe has allowed Pia to meet different people, work on her advocacies, and touch other people’s lives. After a long day of commitments, Pia comes home to a spacious three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, a posh address in one of the most famous destinations in the world. Measuring around 1,200 to 1,700sqm, the apartment she shares with Miss USA has a roomy living area, cozy bedrooms, and a homey kitchen, too.
Pia's apartment is one of the 242 units found in a postwar high-rise building in Manhattan. The lobby of the building exudes eleganceâwith its classy dÃcor pieces, sophisticated furniture, and the overall grandiose feel.
Since Pia often welcomes guests in the apartment, a divan serves as seating for those waiting to be received. The double swinging French doors open up to the spacious living area.
In one of her early interviews after winning the crown, Pia shared that she loves to cook. Did you know that she took up culinary arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in San Juan? Given her busy schedule though, she admits that she seldom finds time to whip up her favorite Filipino dishes. The compact kitchen features granite countertops, basic appliances, and wooden cabinets that would remind you of a country home.
For someone who is juggling numerous commitments in a day, it's essential to have a cozy and relaxing space meant for rest and quiet time. Pia's bedroom is bright and airyâwith the upholstered seat and patterned rug adding pops of color. While the rest of the room looks modern and streamlined, her side table adds a vintage meets rustic charm to the space with its distressed finish.
Read the original article in the June 2016 issue of YES! Magazine. To download a digital copy of YES!, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine. Janice de Belen's home is also included in the 2016 YES! Celebrity Homes Specialâout now in bookstores and newsstands nationwide. You can also get a digital copy here.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.