Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Miss Universe Philippines: Ariella Ara Arida

 L- R: Pia Wurztbach  1st RU, Cindy Miranda Bb. Tourism, Ariella Arida,
Bb. Universe, 
Bea Santiago Bb. Int'l & Mutya Datul Bb. Supranational
MY BET WON! Before anything else, allow me first to gloat after my Sentimental Favorite to win the most coveted title in Bb. Pilipinas, the Miss Universe- Philippines 2013 title was indeed crowned with the title and thus earned the right to represent our country in the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant to be staged later this year in a still undetermined location.

From the moment I saw her pictures as one of the official candidates for the Gold Edition of Bb. Pilipinas, the country's most prestigious and grandest beauty competition, I was instantly smitten and I just knew that she would earn the judges' nod

Her best asset aside from her well- toned figure would be her perfectly symmetrical facial features highlighted by those piercing eyes that exude an air of mystery and allure. She simply oozes with confidence and stage presence and has a very elegant way of sashaying onstage 

The pressure is now on her shoulders as our country pins its hopes on her for our third Miss Universe crown and continue our three consecutive Top Five placement in Miss Universe 

Congratulations once again Ariella Ara Arida!


She spoke of sensitivity and how women like her use the heart to make decisions. 

And perhaps, it was all that mattered at the end of the night as Ariella Arida, a self-described average person, was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013 last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

Arida, who hails from Laguna and is a Chemistry graduate at the University of the Philippines, had already won Best in Swimsuit earlier in the night. 

During the question and answer portion, she was asked by Philippine National Police Chief Allan Purisima what lesson in life women can teach men.

Her answer: 
“One lesson in life that women can teach men is being sensitive,”  “We all know that men are more logical when it comes to decisions.  They are usually more rational and straightforward.  Unlike women, we use our hearts and we tend to get emotional in some of our decisions.  Sensitivity is something that we women can teach to men.”
“I’ve never been this hardworking in my entire life,” Arida said. “I used to be just an average person, I don’t usually work hard because I would feel depressed if I fail. But during this pageant, I really worked hard physically, mentally, and emotionally. So yes, the pressure, I can handle it, I’m prepared and I’m ready to face all the challenges that will come to me.”

By Dexter Rodrigo Matilla (

Here's Ara Arida with her 2013 Bb Pilipinas Pageant performance:

Photo Credits:
Bb. Pilipinas.Com

Video Credits:
ABS CBN Channel 2

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