Birth Name: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Place of Birth: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany (present-day Germany)
Date of Birth: September 24, 1989 or 1990
*Filipino [Tagalog] (mother)
Pia Wurtzbach is a German-Filipina actress, model, host, television personality, chef, beauty writer, stylist, makeup artist, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Universe 2015.
Pia was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany, and attended secondary school in the Philippines. Her father, Klaus Uwe Wurtzbach, was German. Her mother, Cheryl Santiago Alonzo, is Filipina (of Tagalog descent), and was born in Malabon, Rizal (now part of Metro Manila).
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). Rodolfo was born in Malabon, Rizal (now part of Metro Manila). 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). Nelia was born in Malabon. 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 a father surnamed Cordero, and of 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
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