Pia Wurtzbach

by Manila on December 20, 2015

NEW YORK-FEB 11: Miss Universe 2016 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wears C

Birth Name: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Place of Birth: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany (present-day Germany)

Date of Birth: September 24, 1989 or 1990

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Filipino [Tagalog] (mother)

Pia Wurtzbach is a German-Filipina actress, model, host, TV personality, chef, beauty writer, stylist, makeup artist, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Universe 2015. Her father, Klaus Uwe Wurtzbach, was German, and her mother, Cheryl Santiago Alonzo, is Filipina (of Tagalog descent).

She was born in Germany, but attended secondary school in the Philippines.

Pia’s maternal grandfather was Rodolfo Lucas Alonzo (the son of Victorino Alonzo y Bagtas, or Victorino Bagtas Alonzo in Filipino, and of Felicísima Lucas y Aquino, or Felicísima Aquino Lucas in Filipino). Victorino was the son of Gabino Alonzo and Catalina Bagtas. Felicísima was the daughter of Miguel Lucas y Ignacio (or Miguel Ignacio Lucas in Filipino) and Feliciana Aquino.

Pia’s maternal grandmother was Nelia Cordero Santiago (the daughter of Angel Buenaventura Santiago and Florentina Cordero). Angel was the son of Juan Santiago y de la Cruz (or Juan de la Cruz Santiago in Filipino) and Leodegaria Buenaventura y Pascual (or Leodegaria Pascual Buenaventura in Filipino). Florentina was the daughter of ? Cordero and Juliana Odvina.

Sources: Picture of the graves of Pia’s maternal grandparents, Rodolfo Lucas Alonzo and Nelia Cordero Santiago – https://www.instagram.com

Birth record of Pia’s maternal grandfather, Rodolfo Lucas Alonso – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Pia’s maternal grandmother, Nelia Cordero Santiago – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com

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Manila February 14, 2017 at 3:15 am

I have found Nelia’s birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9MM-FZBT

Nelia’s middle name is Cordero, and was the daughter of Angel Santiago and Florentina Cordero.

Manila February 14, 2017 at 3:28 am

Victorino Alonzo and Felicísima Lucas -> Victorino Alonzo y Bagtas, or Victorino Bagtas Alonzo in Filipino, and of Felicísima Lucas y Aquino, or Felicísima Aquino Lucas in Filipino

Victorino was the son of Gabino Alonzo and Catalina Bagtas. Felicísima was the daughter of Miguel Lucas y Ignacio (or Miguel Ignacio Lucas in Filipino) and Feliciana Aquino.

Angel’s middle name is Buenaventura, and was the son of Juan Santiago y de la Cruz (or Juan de la Cruz Santiago in Filipino) and Leodegaria Buenaventura y Pascual (or Leodegaria Pascual Buenaventura in Filipino). Florentina was the daughter of ? Cordero and Juliana Odvina.

Manila February 14, 2017 at 3:29 am

Her Filipino ethnicity is specifically Tagalog.

Manila January 20, 2017 at 9:10 pm

I have found Pia’s maternal grandfather’s birth record. Rodolfo was the son of Victorino Alonzo and Felicísima Lucas.

Birth record of Pia’s maternal grandfather, Rodolfo Lucas Alonso – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-914X-9ZJB

Manila July 3, 2016 at 2:20 am

I have found her maternal grandparents’ grave.

Cheryl’s middle name is Santiago.

Pia’s maternal grandparents were Rodolfo Lucas Alonzo and Nelia Santiago.

Manila July 3, 2016 at 2:20 am
Manila July 3, 2016 at 2:21 am

Rodolfo was likely the son of Victorino Alonzo and Felicísima Lucas.

Manila December 24, 2015 at 3:23 am

Her mother is Cheryl Alonzo. By the way, Klaus is now deceased.

Manila December 21, 2015 at 12:42 am

Her father’s name was Klaus Uwe Wurtzbach.

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