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Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as a Disney Princess (James Mulligan’s Twitter) and Pia doll (Ian Mendajar’s Instagram)

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as a Disney Princess (left) (James Mulligan’s Twitter) and Pia doll (Ian Mendajar’s Instagram)

The buzz around Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach goes past the new year with admirers paying tribute to her in one way or another.

In the Philippines, an avid fan of the Filipino-German beauty has made a Miss Universe-inspired doll. On his Instagram account, Ian Mendajar posted a photo of the “Pia Doll,” complete with a replica crown.

“Hello Universe! Please welcome MISS UNIVERSE DOLL, a doll version of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wearing an @albertandrada creation (amazing creation) made by me,” said Mendajar.

It’s Ian’s fourth Pia Doll. The first one wore a copy of Pia’s evening gown and the next wore what looks like an imitation Albert Andrada-designed Filipiniana which the beauty queen wore at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. The third doll wore replica of Pia’s outfit worn in this year’s Star Magic ball.

Disney-fied
Disney artist James Mulligan has a “Frozen”-inspired sketch of Pia, a photo of which she shared on Instagram recently.

Mulligan recently expressed gratitude to Filipino fans who have shown appreciation for his work saying, “A huge thank you to all my Miss Universe gang and especially my Filipino friends and fans for your kindness and support. It means the world to me. Mahal na mahal kita!”

Pia with Mr. M (Star Magic’s Instagram)

Pia with Mr. M (Star Magic’s Instagram)

The 37-year-old artist is known for his celebrity art and commercial murals. His work for the Walt Disney Company includes conceptualizing character designs, theme park shows and attractions.

Reunion
Meanwhile, Pia has reunited with Star Magic manager Johnny Manahan whom she described as her “father in the local entertainment industry.”

A photo of them together was posted on the official Instagram page of Star Magic, Pia’s management while pursuing a career in acting. She spent the holidays and will reside in New York for a year as part of her Miss Universe duties.

In a separate Instagram post, Pia expressed her gratitude over everyone’s support and even left a message for Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez.

“You are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience. In the last 3 weeks we were together, I saw how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You represented your country with honor and I know how proud everyone must be of you. Fate has a plan for you, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead,” Pia wrote.