Missed out on last night’s MEGA Exclusives With Pia Wurtzbach, join as we look back at a night of milestones and memories at Casa Buena in Resorts World Manila.
How do you even begin to celebrate what is touted to be the last of the famed and not to mention, iconic Making MEGA series? Well, for starters, you have to find a face that radiates through the test of time, one with a story that is not only of-the-moment, but will continue to inspire. Punctuating the well-documented narrative is Pia Wurtzbach, the queen who has successfully parlayed a life beyond the crown, remaining relevant and persisting at a life of purpose.
To mark the end of Making MEGA, we traveled halfway around the world to where it all began in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, this time with Pia Wurtzbach in tow. With barely two days, the consummate professional and indefatigable spirit pushed through the conditions, jet lag included to give us a visual telling that is searing as the sun-soaked expanse of this side of South America. Formally revealing this golden moment, we hosted a dinner to toast the success of Making MEGA with Pia Wurtzbach.
Just like the meeting of cultures in Brazil, the MEGA exclusives dinner with Pia Wurtzbach was held at Casa Buenas, the Filipino restaurant that boasts of an old-world Spanish charm. With a glass stained dome, solihiya motifs weaving through the warm wood panels, the energy of the night was energetic in its beautiful restraint. With guests that ran the gamut from entertainment, society, and fashion, it was a true coming together in the true essence of the word.
Trooping to Hotel Okura, the likes of Dr. Aivee Teo who brought along our youngest guest ever, Keli Teo, Kingson Sian, President of Resorts World Manila, Stephen Reilly, COO of Resorts World Manila, Erhan Balaban, General Manager of Turkish Airlines, Ana Chua, Senior Director for Sponsorships, Partnerships & Theater Management of Resorts World Manila, Arvie Dizon, Marketing Executive of Converse, designer Neric Beltran, Ria Prieto, photographer Dookie Ducay, Bianca Umali, and MEGA Man Ruru Madrid, caught up at different points of the night, exchanging stories and anecdotes over a most sumptuous serving of dishes that marries Filipino and Spanish flair.
Orchestrating the night’s affair, Editor-in-Chief Peewee Reyes-Isidro welcomed everyone, verbalizing gratitude for everyone’s support and contribution for the many chapters of Making MEGA. Recounting their experiences in Brazil, she along with Managing Editor, Trina Epilepsia-Boutain revealed the culmination of blood, sweat, tears, and a lot of stories in between, the glistening, glinting cover with Pia Wurtzbach perched effortlessly atop a cragged terrain decked in a glimmering gold body suit. If there was any image to realize the word power, this could possibly be just it.
As the festivities progressed,As if taking us through her journey, Pia Wurtzbach recounted first-hand stories, which in a broader sense was a summation of her experiences from where she is and where she is headed to in the future. Progressing in even higher spirits with even more good food and a steady flow of fine wine, the night ended with a promise to look forward to more. With a second chapter of the final documentary in the works, there really is a lot more to look forward to. In the meantime, we have a memory of this night, as well as of the images sprawled out across the pages to tide us over.