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Showing posts with label Miss Universe 2013. Show all posts

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler to Crown Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Winner

Posted on February 9, 2014 | 8:13 PM

Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler of Venezuela is Manila-bound this March to crown this year's Bb. Pilipinas-Universe winner (Miss Universe-Philippines 2014) who will compete in the Miss Universe pageant later in the year.

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler of Venezuela [Photo courtesy of MUO]

The news was confirmed to the Philippine Star (Funfare Update) by the head of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta.

The grand coronation night of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 will be held on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Forty candidates will vie for the four crowns at stake—Miss Universe-Philippines 2014, Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014, Bb.Pilipinas-Tourism 2014 and Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2014.

The visit of the reigning Miss Universe to the Philippines is a good sign that the country is having a good relationship with the Miss Universe Organization. Last year, Ariella Arida finished third runner up, sealing the country's four consecutive placements in the Miss Universe top 5.

With the country producing several winners and runners up in the worldwide pageant arena recently, there is no doubt that the whole world will be anticipating the crowning of our new queens.

The 51st edition of Bb. Pilipinas will be a historical one as three international queens will be present to crown the local pageant winners. Aside from Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul will also be crowning their local successors.

It seems that 2014 is another good year for the Philippines in terms of pageantry as reports circulating suggested the staging of Miss World 2014 pageant in the country for the first time. The current Miss World, Megan Young is also from the Philippines.

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Video: Ariella Arida Interview After Winning Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up

Posted on November 10, 2013 | 6:54 PM

Philippine bet Ariella Arida once again made her country proud after being hailed as Miss Universe 2013 3rd unner up, continuing the country's 4th consecutive placement in the top 5 of the said pageant. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela won the crown.

Ariella Arida of the Philippines finished 3rd runner up in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant
Ariella Arida strutted on stage wearing a red bikini and stole the show with her signature turn before advancing to the top ten. In the evening gown competition, Ariella elegantly paraded a yellow dress that finally earned her a spot in the top five.

For the final question and answer, she was asked by judge Tara Lipinski with the question, “What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their careers around the world?”

Ariella, the only candidate who did not use an interpreter, confidently answered, “For the people who have lack of jobs, I do believe that we people should invest in education and that is my primary advocacy, because we all know that if everyone of us is educated and well aware of what we are doing, we could land into jobs and we could land a good career in the future. Education is the primary source and ticket to a better future.”

Check out OPMB Worldwide's interview on Ariella Arida hours after she clinched the title of Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up. Also watch the full video replay of the pageant here.



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Miss Universe 2013 Full Video Replay; ABS-CBN Airs Replay on Sunday's Best

Philippines’ bet Ariella Arida finished 3rd runner up at the recently concluded “Miss Universe 2013” pageant held in Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia that aired live on Velvet and early this morning on ABS-CBN with Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler taking home the coveted diamond nexus crown.

Miss Universe 2013 Top 5

Ariella continues the winning streak of Filipina beauties who made it to the top five of the prestigious pageant ever since Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj started the trend in 2010. She followed the footsteps of Shamcey Supsup who also finished 3rd runner up in 2011.


Janine Tugonon remains to be the Philippine representative who came closest to the crown when she won 1st runner up last year alongside Miriam Quimbao who almost clinched the title in 1999.

ABS-CBN, the home of Miss Universe in the Philippines, aired the pageant live via its cable channel Velvet and through a special telecast on ABS-CBN. Watch the replay tonight on Velvet at 7 PM and ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best at 10:45 PM.

You can also watch the full show in the video embedded below.



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Miss Universe 2013 is Gabriela Isler of Venezuela; Philippines' Ariella Arida is 3rd runner up

The Miss Universe 2013 pageant was held November 9 (November 10 in Manila) at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia and Miss Venezuela Maria Gabriela Isler was crowned as the winner in the 62nd edition of the said pageant. Watch the full video replay here.

Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler of Venezuela

Maria Gabriela Isler bested 85 other candidates to grab the Diamond Nexus Lab crown as well as the opportunity to wear the million dollar Yamamay swimsuit for her first photoshoot. Gabriela is the 3rd Miss Universe titlist from her country in the last six years and the seventh in history.

The Philippines' Ariella Arida was hailed 3rd runner up, sealing the country's 4-peat (four consecutive placement) in the Miss Universe top 5 started by Venus Raj in 2010, followed by Shamcey Supsup in 2011 and Janine Tugonon in 2012.

Here is the list of winners in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant:

Miss Universe 2013
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Venezuela, Maria Gabriela Isler
1st runner up
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Spain, Patricia Rodriguez
2nd runner up
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Ecuador, Constanza Baez
3rd runner up
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Philippines, Ariella Arida
4th runner up
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Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira



Top 10

Top 16
Great Britain, Amy Willerton
India, Manasi Moghe
USA, Erin Brady
Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko
Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes

Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados
China, Jin Ye
Indonesia, Whulandary Herman
Puerto Rico, Monic Pérez
Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolívar
Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht

Congratulations to the winners, especially Ariella Arida who again made the country proud for continuing the Philippines' top 5 placement streak. 

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Ariella Arida Steals Show in Miss Universe 2013 Prelims, Trends on Twitter

Posted on November 7, 2013 | 10:13 PM

Miss Philippines Ariella Arida stole the show during the recent “Miss Universe” preliminary competition after she strutted on stage wearing her swimsuit and evening gown that not only gained one of the loudest cheers from the crowd but also gained positive feedback online, making her a trending topic on Twitter.

Look at that Pinay beauty! Ariella Arida steals the Miss Universe preliminary show

Filipino fans stayed awake after midnight just to support Ara. While watching the livestream on the official Miss Universe site, Filipino netizens from around the world shared how much Ara wowed them and how proud they are of the Philippines’ bet to the prestigious beauty pageant.

Even in the venue, Ara was one of most applauded candidates among 85 other beautiful women from different parts of the globe.


Ara confidently showed off her fit and sexy body wearing a red bikini. From showing her bubbly aura at the swimsuit competition, Ara then exuded elegance and class when she walked on stage in her yellow evening gown.

During her walk, the hosts described Ara as an athletic woman who was influenced into sports by her dad, a gym teacher. They also said that she was a class valedictorian with a degree in chemistry, which she intends to use to develop her own line of organic fragrances.

This year’s Miss Universe will be crowned this Sunday (Nov 10) in Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The show will be hosted by Thomas Roberts of “MSNBC Live” and Mel B of “America’s Got Talent.”

Watch it live on Velvet Channel at 2 AM with a delayed telecast on ABS-CBN at 9 AM and a primetime replay at 10 PM.

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Full Video: Ariella Arida in Miss Universe 2013 Preliminary Competition

Posted on November 6, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida was a stand-out during the Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition which happened November 5 (November 6, MLA time) at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida in her cocktail dress, evening gown and swimsuit during the Miss Universe 2013 preliminaries

Ara Arida effectively worked the crowd with her signature strut (the Arriba Walk) during the swimsuit competition wearing a red Yamamay two piece swimsuit. Meanwhile, Ara was very elegant in a yellow Barraza creation during the evening gown presentation.

With Ara's sterling performance during the Miss Universe 2013 preliminaries (the swimsuit and evening gown rounds, including the interviews which she herself felt happy about), a Top 5 finish all the way to the crown is not at all impossible.

Watch the full video of Ariella Arida during the Miss Universe 2012 preliminary competition below and don't forget to vote for Ara in the Miss Universe website. To watch the full show, click here.



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Ariella Arida in Yellow Evening Gown for Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries

Philippine bet Ariella Arida walked the runway of Miss Universe 2013 wearing a yellow sparkling gown during the pageant's preliminary competition held November 5 (November 6, MLA time) at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

Ariella Arida in Yellow Evening Gown for Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries

Here is a peek at Miss Universe Philippines Ariella Arida in her yellow mermaid gown. According to reports, the yellow gown (which represents the golden year of Bb. Pilipinas) is another Alfredo Barraza creation, a Columbian designer who used to dress our representatives to the said pageant.

The golden queen, Ara Arida wearing a Barraza gown for Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition
Ariella Arida elegant in her yellow evening gown

Prior to the evening gown presentation, Ara strut the runway with her arriba walk wearing a red two-piece swimsuit by Yamamay. Check out the photos here.

Photos courtesy of Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide
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Ariella Arida Sexy in Swimsuit for Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries

The Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition happened November 5 (November 6 MLA time) at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The 86 candidates sashayed with their evening gowns and swimsuits all to capture the judges' eyes.

Ariella Arida in a red cocktail dress during the Miss Universe 2013 prelims opening

Miss Universe Philippines Ariella Arida was glowing even at the start when the candidates got to introduce themselves. She was most applauded in her red cocktail dress along with Misses Indonesia, Myanmar, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and host candidate Russia.

Ara captured the world with her radiance wearing a red Yamamay swimsuit while surprising everyone with her arriba walk. She looked very sultry at the same time regal with her silky straight hair worn down. Her color definitely made her a stand out. Later on the show, Ara exuded elegance with her yellow evening gown (see gown photos here).

Check out some photos of Ara Arida in swimsuit during the Miss Universe 2013 preliminaries below.

Ariella Arida Sexy in Swimsuit for Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition

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Janine Tugonon Defends Ariella Arida in Moscow, Russia

Posted on November 5, 2013 | 2:40 PM

Speaking English is not a pre-requisite to winning Miss Universe.

Just like what she answered at the Miss Universe pageant last year, Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon reiterated her view and defended Philippines bet Ariella Arida from criticisms of her poor command of the English language.

Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida and Miss Universe 2012 first runner up Janine Tugonon

“Honestly, I’m not that good in English but still I managed to clinch the first runner-up title,” explained Janine. “What they care about is what’s in your heart, your personality, and your stand on certain issues. Knowing Ara, I know she has a good heart and so I’m confident with her interviews.”

Janine, who just finished her two-month acting class in the Los Angeles branch of the prestigious New York Film Academy, believes Ara is a very strong contender and may be the one to finally bring back the Miss Universe crown to the country after 40 years. Margarita Moran last won the title in 1973.

“I believe Ara really has the face and the body. I’ve been seeing her pictures and I love them. She trained hard so i know she’ll do good. I can’t say exactly how she will fare in the competition but with Ara’s beauty, which for me is very Filipina, I think she stands a good chance because they love Filipina beauty,” said Janine.

The preliminary round of judging for Miss Universe has already begun. After the closed door preliminary interview, Ariella was recently adjudged wearing her national costume, alongside 85 other candidates,  in the National Costume competition held in Vegas Mall.

This year’s Miss Universe will be crowned this Sunday (Nov 10) in Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The show will be hosted by Thomas Roberts of “MSNBC Live” and Mel B of “America’s Got Talent.”

Watch it live on Velvet Channel at 2 AM with a delayed telecast on ABS-CBN at 9 AM and a primetime replay at 10 PM.

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Miss Universe 2013 Preliminary Competition Full Video

The Miss Universe 2013 Preliminary competition happened live at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on November 5 at 8:00 pm, Moscow Standard Time (MSK) (November 6, Manila time).

Miss Universe 2013 Preliminary Competition Live Streaming

The 86 candidates of Miss Universe 2013 walked the runway of Crocus City Hall wearing their swimsuits and evening gowns. The preliminary judges scored the contestants and the combined scores from the event and the interviews will be the basis for determining the Miss Universe 2013 Top 16 (one being the winner of online voting) which will be announced in the pageant's coronation night on November 9.

Check out the full video of the Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition below. Competition (without the one hour promo) starts at 1:18:21.


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Ariella Arida National Costume in Miss Universe 2013

Posted on November 4, 2013 | 10:07 AM

The Miss Universe 2013 National Costume show (parade of nations) happened November 3 (November 4, MLA time) at the Vegas Mall in Moscow, Russia. The Philippines' very own Ariella Arida was one of the most-applauded candidates wearing her national costume.

Ariella Arida National Costume in Miss Universe 2013

The 86 candidates showcased their ethnicity and creativity through the colorful costumes paraded during the event. Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida wore a sparkly nude-colored Filipiniana as her national costume. The gown was adorned with beaded butterfly sleeves and top, an electric pleated skirt and a feathered head dress as accent.

Ariella Arida elegant and classy in her National Costume for Miss Universe 2013

Ara Arida carried the national costume very well and with sophistication and elegance. Her aura shines through despite fans clamoring for grander and more creative costume this time. By the look of the costume, it can be inferred that it was Columbian-made, another Alfredo Barraza creation.

Watch the video below of OPMB worldwide's Adam Mears showing how Ara worked the gown in front of her Filipino fans in Moscow.


Photos courtesy of Jory Rivera (OPMB) and Missossology
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Riza Santos is Miss Universe Canada 2013; Two Filipinas to Compete in Miss Universe 2013

Posted on May 28, 2013 | 11:58 AM

Former PBB housemate Riza Santos was hailed Miss Universe Canada 2013, said an announcement posted on the Miss Universe Canada website, admitting to a mistake in the tallying of scores which presented a different results on the coronation night.

Ex-PBB housemate Riza Santos wins Miss Universe Canada 2013

During the finals night which happened on May 25 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, it was Denise Garrido who was crowned with Riza standing at first runner up.

The organizers of the Miss Universe Canada pageant said that during the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurs the following day), a typo was discovered in the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. It turned out that the eventual winner was actually Riza Santos and the woman who was crowned that night was only good for third runner up.

Beauties of Canada, the pageant's organizer offered their sincere apology to Denise Garrido and congratulated Riza for being the true winner. The latter will represent Canada in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant to be held later this year.

Riza, whose parents hail from Bataan and Bulacan, is a pageant veteran representing Canada in Miss Earth 2006 and Miss World 2011. She's 2nd Big Placer in PBB Celebrity Edition 2 in 2007 and also appeared in a few films in the country, most notable is Dobol Trobol with Vic Sotto and Comedy King Dolphy.

With Riza Santos being Miss Universe Canada 2013, we will see two Filipinas competing at the Miss Universe stage although wearing different sash. The question now is that who will fare better between Riza and Ariella Arida, Miss Universe Philippines 2013?

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Is Ariella Arida Ready to Bring Home the Miss Universe Crown?

Posted on May 9, 2013 | 9:25 PM

Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 Ariella Arida is set take a different kind of ‘question and answer portion’ this Saturday (May 11) in “The Bottomline With Boy Abunda” as she shares her game plan for the upcoming Miss Universe 2013. 

Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida [Photo: Raymond Saldana]

What did Ariella do to change her parents’ minds about joining beauty contests? How did Bb. Pilipinas change her life so far? With only a few months before the prestigious competition, is Ariella now ready to do everything to bring the Miss Universe crown back in the Philippines? 

Also with Ariella in “Bottomline” this Saturday are Bb. Pilipinas International Bea Rose Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Joanna Cindy Miranda, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul, and Bb. Pilipinas 1st runner up Pia Wurtzbach. 

Don’t miss the 2012 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Celebrity Talk Program “The Bottomline With Boy Abunda” this Saturday, 11:30 pm, after “Banana Split.”

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Ariella Arida Wins Miss Universe Philippines 2013

Posted on April 15, 2013 | 12:20 AM

The grand coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2013 was over and it was Ariella Arida who grabbed most coveted title of Miss Universe Philippines. For the complete list of winners, click here.

Ariella Arida Wins Miss Universe Philippines 2013

The 24-year-old Nikki Gil dead ringer scored an upset over heavy favorites Charmaine Elima, Mariel de Leon and Parul Shah to clinch the Miss Universe Philippines crown. Aside from the Miss Universe Philippines 2013 crown, Ara also won the Best in Swimsuit award.

Ara who stands 5'7.5" hails from Alaminos, Laguna. Possessing both beauty and brains, she's a BS Chemistry graduate of UP Los Baños.  She joined Miss Philippines Earth last year but was unplaced. Can she do a Venus Raj feat of crossing over from MPE to Bb. Pilipinas and placing in Miss Universe?

Ara must be in cloud nine right now but starting tomorrow, she will have to carry the pressure brought about by the Philippines' three consecutive top 5 appearances in the Miss Universe pageant, by virtue of Venus Raj's 4th runner up placement in 2010, Shamcey Supsup's 3rd runner up finish in 2011 and last years 1st runner up victory of Janine Tugonon.

There's no way for the Philippines but to go up in Miss Universe pageant. Can she be the country's third Miss Universe after 40 years? With proper guidance (heard she's from the camp which managed Venus, Shamcey and Janine), this goddess will surely rock the universe.

Will she deliver? What do you think?

Photo courtesy of BPCI
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