Getting her pic taken inside the train in Perth
Gone are the daily demands of wearing platform heels and glittery gowns/cocktail wears for Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-up Ara Arida. Sure, she still keeps up with such, but not on a demanding schedule that leaves her with very little, if no time at all for dressing down and just moving around in sneakers and simple get-ups.
For the past week, our Queen has been enjoying Perth, Australia where a well-deserved vacation is currently being fulfilled. She looks forward to each day with relative anonymity from the prying crowds and does her simple routine of checking out the sights and having her pictures taken like an ordinary tourist.
From here, she will fly to Sydney in a week’s time to meet up with more relatives and friends and perhaps, wear her two-piece bikini in Bondi Beach without people following her.
Ara walking the dog, Bailey, in eye-catching style.
Learning how to milk a cow, our Ara.
Enjoy the trip, Ara! ;-)
For her website “Beauty Queen Secrets“, Miss World 2011 1st Runner-up Gwen Ruais jumped at the chance to get down and cozy with Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-up Ariella Arida – all 14.27 minutes of it.
Watch their one-on-one and you’ll see how much good time they spent talking to each other, while revealing Ara’s secret.
courtesy of Beauty Queen Secrets
Body Check. People are saying that Ara Arida is getting wider based on the photo above uploaded by Mutya Datul on IG.
Funny how we get to single out our beauty queens when they start gaining weight after representing us abroad and before turning over the crown to her successor.
Consider the image above. It was uploaded by Mutya Datul on her IG account. But instead of appreciating all three ladies, people started pounding on the ‘relatively healthier’ frame of Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida during a recent ABS-CBN event. Our standards for ‘gaining weight’ are obviously very high for the Bb. Pilipinas titleholders. But it’s also possible that her angle above tends to widen her over-all stance.
Regardless, let’s cut her some slack for now. Maybe, this is the only period when she can have more than a couple of cheat days in her diet. I’m pretty sure John Cuay will whip her back to shape in the coming weeks so that she’ll be back to that 9.430* knockout figure by March 30. ;-)
* – The swimsuit competition score of Ariella during MU2013.
Ara returns home and getting ready for her Presscon.
Just to let you know that our Miss Universe Philippines and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida has safely returned to the country. She is in high spirits and raring to participate in relief and charitable efforts to help the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda. ABS-CBN will definitely take care of that.
Welcome back, Ara! :-)
Trust Photographer Niccolo Cosme to bring out the best in Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida. Both subject and clicker must be so inspired that the end results are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Truthfully, I have never seen our MU2013 bet so beautifully shot. And I am running out of adjectives to describe the images.
Share your impressions? ;-)
(All photographs are courtesy of Rappler.com)
Ariella Arida on the spotlight (Photo credits: Bb. Pilipinas, Niccolo Cosme)
Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida is on the spotlight. And she deserves every single minute of it. Inspite of what her harshest critics would say, she has done her homework and is ready to show the Universe what she’s got.
At this point, she needs our wholehearted support. Of course, you are free to root for your favorites. Be it someone from Europe, North/Central/South America, Africa, Carribbean or Asia.
But at the end of the day, and if you’re a Filipino with even a fourth of the nationalism others have, then extending a portion of your pride in our representative shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, it’s only in the success of a Miss Philippines will your spirits soar high. :-)
If there is a 2nd, a 3rd should also follow. MU1973 Margie Moran with MUP2013 Ariella Arida.
Ariella! (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
Ariella and blue go well together (Photo credit: Ghune Katigbak)
Sending-off Ariella to Russia with love (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida
Ariella Arida (center) with her Bb. Pilipinas Gold sisters (l-r) Pia Wurtzbach, Bea Rose Santiago, Cindy Miranda and Mutya Datul.
The Official Send-off of Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella ‘Ara’ Arida is now taking place at Gateway with family, friends, press, pageant supporters, beauty queens and Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta present to lend moral support to our rep who will depart for Moscow come Monday, October 21.
All I can say is…Best of luck, Ara!
And trite as it may sound, bring home the bacon. Preferably wet cured with Tender Quick and Russian vodka. ;-)