Pia began professional modelling when she was 16-years-old and has featured in television and print campaigns for major brands like Myer, Cadbury, Old El Paso and Latina Fresh. In 2012 she became the face of Megan Gale's swimwear label, Isola.
Her successful modelling career opened up opportunities for a range of ambassadorships including the 2010 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, G. H. Mumm at the 2013 Victoria Racing Club Spring Racing Carnival and in 2014 she was the Australian Celebrity Ambassador to launch Chile at Sydney and Melbourne's Good Food and Wine Show. Eager to move into presenting and acting, Pia took classes at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2010.
That same year she became the Qantas in-flight entertainment presenter and went on to score a role in the Australian feature film Big Mamma's Boy (2011). Small screen appearances in East West 101 (2011), Neighbours (2012) and Wonderland (2013) followed.