Miss Philippines Ariella Arida during the Preliminaries.
Watch the video below to be more inspired to keep those votes coming for Miss Philippines Ariella Arida.
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Miss Universe owner Donald Trump (extreme left) arrives in Moscow.
And you know what that means.
Any day now, Mr. Trump will schedule a face-to-face with all 86 candidates. It may not be a long encounter, but enough for the Miss Universe owner to confirm his personal favorites (Trump Picks) and sound off his team as to which six (6) lucky ones will be automatically seeded to the semifinals. Of course, it’s all a silent thing, but everyone already knows about it. So expect the nine (9) highest-scoring performers during Preliminaries to join the six, plus one fan vote winner for a total of sixteen (16) making the first cut. ;-)
Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar was chosen Best National Costume
While I rooted for Misses China or Russia to win Best National Costume, it was Nastassja Bolivar of Nicaragua who was given the award. It was a good traditional attire for the Central American beauty. Nicely finished and meticulous in details. I was just hoping that the well-crafted dragon-inspired number of Ye Jin or Elmira Abdrazakova’s mystical and mysterious garb would get the nod.
Congratulations, Nastassja! ;-)
In swimsuit and shining bright (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
In evening gown and sparkling like a diamond (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
You really can’t put a good woman down.
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida stood tall, delivered and even converted some of the non-believers.
During the Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries, she did not disappoint all her fans and supporters with a performance that could only be described as world-class and in keeping with the other strong favorites for the crown.
It only goes to show that our hard-earned streak of top placements from 2010 to 2012 is no coincidence. There is tremendous improvement in our Miss Universe reps and it can only get better from hereon.
Keep it up till November 9, Ariella! :-D
Watch the complete Preliminary Competition below.
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
courtesy of Yukie Chen
In Evenjng Gown
A good number of the audience at Crocus City Hall agrees.
Ariella did very well in both segments.
No need to pull her down just to make a grand statement.
Way to go, Miss Philippines! :-)
Ariella in the pageant's website
Tweet from Ariella after the show
Ariella getting ready for her catwalk (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida during the introduction of candidates with Peru and Poland (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida in her yellow Barraza gown (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
I don’t have any intentions of pre-empting your excitement in watching the Miss Universe 2013 Preliminaries. But since OPMB Worldwide released photos of the rehearsals, I decided to post them because it’s already like watching the actual show. The only thing left is to see her in fluid motion during the live streaming webcast.
Bigger view of Ariella's gown (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
And another one
Oh and yes, I hate to say this with a smile on my face, but I am loving the Alfredo Barraza gown. The choice of color may not be a stroke of genius, but it definitely made our girl easily stand out among the candidates. And with her long straight black hair matched for full effect, no preliminary judge will even come close to giving her a score lower than 9 with a high decimal figure attached to it.
Still missing the swimsuit images, but I’m pretty darn sure that they will be just as great! :-)