After a 42-year drought for the crown, the Philippines made pageant history once again today.

Miss Philippines and PLDT Home DSL ambassador Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 after a dramatic coronation today at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Wurtzbach bested 80 women from various parts of the globe to claim the country’s third Miss Universe title. She follows in the footsteps of Gloria Diaz who won in 1969 and Margie Moran who brought home the crown in 1973.

PLDT HOME Pia Wurtzbach

PLDT HOME AMBASSDOR Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during one of the events held to promote PLDT Home. Wurtzbach was crowned earlier today as Miss Universe 2015.

“We could not be any more proud of our very own PLDT HOME DSL ambassadress as she embarks on this new journey as Ms. Universe 2015.” PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “Pia has been with us throughout the year as we aggressively went around the country bringing the family-sized broadband connection of Home DSL to more Filipino homes nationwide.”

PLDT Home DSL is the country’s number one broadband with over one million subscribers. For more information, log on to www.pldthome.com. (Press Release)