Miss Universe Is a Big Final Fantasy Fan, Can Nerd Out Like a Champ

on February 17, 2016 11:41 AM

On December 20th, 2015 Philippines representative Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe, but not everyone knows that she has something in common with many of us. She’s a big Final Fantasy fan.

A few days ago she explained her passion during an AMA on Reddit.

“Finally, somebody asks me a questions like this! I’ve been asked about Steve Harvey all the time and about Miss Universe. Let’s talk about Final Fantasy!
I started with Final Fantasy VIII. Not a lot of people like VIII because they usually start with FFVII. But I started with VIII because I’m a girl and I fell for the love story.
My favorite character…that’s a tough one… is Quistis. The one with the whip. I like her. And my favorite GF, you know when they summon the GF, is Shiva. She’s my favorite. Then I do the boost, as well, so I get more damage. I love Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. I finished all of Kingdom Hearts with no gameshark.”

But that’s not all.

Someone at Square Enix evidently heard about Pia’s passion, and decided to invite her to the “Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV” event on March 30th. That caused an outburst of joy, and an exchange of funny and nerdy tweets.

At the moment we don’t know if Miss Universe will really be among the audience when the release date of Final Fantasy XV will be announced, but looks like the world’s most beautiful lady can nerd out like a champ.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.