Then & Now: Janine from 2012, Ariella in 2013.
The two ladies haven’t seen each other for a long time now. While Ariella Arida was busy and diligently training for Miss Universe 2013, her predecessor was just as tied up with numerous commitments and an extended New York trip. MU2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon sought her camp sister and national pageant successor as soon as she got settled in Moscow. And I am pretty certain the two of them have already made serious talks about the upcoming finals, with the latter giving a precious tip or two that should prove useful for our bet.
Aren’t the two ladies just sensational? :-)
MU2012 1st Runner-Up while at work in Moscow.
It’s a gig Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up can’t say no to. Aside from being afforded the chance to travel to Moscow and lend support to Miss Philippines Ariella Arida, she will also reunite with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo with whom she shared centerstage with during the dying minutes of last year’s finals. What’s more, she will earn good money while doing work as Web Correspondent of Miss Universe 2013.
I’m sure many of you are wondering where the video interviews are. Uploads of the same will appear in the pageant website very soon! :-)
Sneak peek of the million dollar Yamamay swimsuit
What a lucky lucky girl Miss Universe 2013 will be! Aside from winning the Diamond Nexus Lab crown, she will be given the rare opportunity to slip into Yamamay’s million dollar swimsuit to be worn in her first official photoshoot as the winner. Whoever will be crowned this Saturday will literally feel like a million.
Who could its first wearer be? :-)
Philippines, Japan, Puerto Rico, Dominican Rep. and Czech Rep. with some of Nobu's chefs.
Ariella (extreme right) with Yaritza, Cindy and Gabriela.
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida during the Nobu Moscow gig.
One of the last couple of sponsor gigs for the Miss Universe 2013 candidates was the Nobu Moscow Kitchen Demo Show where a group of ten (10) ladies – which included Miss Philippines Ariella Arida – joined Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo for an evening of culinary excellence at the world-renowned Japanese restaurant.
While the beautiful guests could not devour all the delicious food samplings presented in front of them, they were able to taste bite sizes of each dish presented. Our bet even posted on IG that she can’t wait for the planned opening of Nobu here in Manila. That’s something to look forward to! :-)
For the swimsuit competition, furs and snow flakes.
For the evening gown competition, huge chandeliers and antique mirrors.
Mock Top 5 rehearsals (a preview of things to come?)
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida practicing her steps during rehearsals.
The finals night of Miss Universe 2013 will be grand, lavish, furry and full of snow flakes. These words describe the visuals that you will see at Crocus City Hall. While the technical rehearsals were ongoing, the coverage team of OPMB Worldwide took shots of the venue and the photos above are sneak previews of what to expect.
Know what? I can’t contain my excitement any longer. I’m pretty sure we’ll all be amazed at this year’s culmination. :-)
Below is a vid of the rehearsals.
courtesy of LaRafael coverage for DPG
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.
courtesy of isnaberongmacutelet