Pia’s makeup session with Patrick Starrr reveals usefulness of hairspray, pen and knowing your ‘power color’ to win the crown
YouTube celebrity and makeup guru Patrick Simondoc, popularly known as Patrick Starrr, recently uploaded a video of his makeup session with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach which happened before the Miss Universe 2017 judging night.
Wurtzbach and Starrr talked shop in the video, through which they shared makeup tips, their thoughts about boys, Wurtzbach’s blue dress and Filipino gay lingo.
The two were initially surprised to discover that they followed each other on social media. Starrr recounts how he had always wanted to have a makeup session with Wurtzbach.
At one point he asks about Wurtzbach’s go-to rule for a Miss Universe make up. She answers that it has to be good for the stage and for high-definition cameras.
“Because the cameras now are all HD they see everything! They see all the imperfections, so your makeup has to be perfect,” said the beauty queen.
She also admits to some of her mistakes back when she had been learning the ropes in putting on makeup. Wurtzbach said, “Some girls just don’t know when to put the brush down, when to stop.”
Starrr recalled Wurtzbach telling him she had double eyelashes before, something she said she learned from the “girls” in the Philippines.
Starrr playfully exclaimed, “Mga drag queens ng Pilipinas huh?”
Later on, Wurtzbuch started teaching Starrr some words from Filipino gay lingo, such as “pak ganern” and “mamshi.”
When Starrr asked about pageant hacks from Wurtzbach, she mentioned using hairspray on the butt, tummy and legs. Apparently, hairspray keeps the flesh from jiggling when one struts on the catwalk in a swimsuit.
The beauty queen even shared a tip on how she practiced for the need to be smiling all the time: she said she would bite on a pen while doing other things, like driving. Apparently, this trains the facial muscles.
Lastly, Wurtzbach shared the story behind the blue gown she wore for pageant night. It turns out that in previous years, Ms. Philippines would meet up with Ms. Colombia to pick up her gown. This was because the gown was often designed by the same designer for Ms. Colombia.
At the time she competed, Wurtzbach did her best to convince the Philippines’ national director for Miss Universe to let her have her pick of the gown and designer.
“I saved all my brownie points just to ask for that favor,” recounts Wurtzbach, sharing she obeyed everything that the directress told her to do up until that point, when she suggested that she wear her “power color.”
The national director allowed her to choose a blue gown by Albert Andrada on the condition that she win. The rest is history. JB
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