Of course she was mobbed.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach created a stir when she started her duties as a Super Bowl 50 correspondent for US television’s Inside Edition.
On Super Bowl Opening Night, fans, NFL players and members of the media lined up to have a selfie with the Filipina beauty.
Wurtzbach flew to San Francisco after a week’s visit to the Philippines.
The cameras caught Wurtzbach interviewing Denver Broncos’ Kenny Anunike and receiving lessons on how to do “The Dab” (dabbin’), a new hip hop dance craze.
The 26-year-old beauty also joined the Carolina Panthers for a dance fest that became an instant online hit.
Moreover, the team shared their secret Panther handshake, a.k.a the “slip and slide” with the pride of the Philippines.
“It was a lot of fun; I was able to talk to a lot of the players,” Wurtzbach told her fellow correspondent Megan Alexander after their first day on the job.
In a video posted on its Facebook page, Inside Edition said, “Inside Edition’s special correspondent Miss Universe is causing a big stir at the Super Bowl. Pia Wurtzbach was mobbed by reporters during the Super Bowl kick off festivities in California. Fans and players all wanted selfies.”
Even the Washington Post took notice of Wurtzbach’s hosting debut and commended Inside Edition for having her on the field.
“The folks at Inside Edition had the bright idea of hiring Pia Wurtzbach, a.k.a. Miss Universe 2015, to work her way through the chaotic scrum of players, reporters and assorted wacky characters at the NFL’s annual media circus. Hey, the Philippines’ representative at the high-profile pageant clearly aced that event’s Q&A session, so why not have her lob some questions at a few very accommodating athletes?”
Wurtzbach will report on behind-the-scenes events leading up to the big game on Sunday, and will also take viewers on game day coverage, which drew 144 million viewers in 2015.