Ariella, Bea and Pia all participated in the charity fashion show.
The show was held to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the provinces in the Visayas region affected by ST Yolanda
During the “Filipino Para Sa Filipino” fashion show organized by the Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines held recently, some of our Bb. Pilipinas Gold ladies walked the runway to help raise funds for the rehabilitation of the ST Yolanda-damaged provinces in the Visayas.
Miss Universe Philippines and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida, Bb. Pilipinas International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Bb. Pilipinas 2013 1st Runner-Up Pia Wurtzbach were among those who shared their time for a good cause. They walked the runway wearing creations by known Filipino designers like Randy Ortiz and Albert Andrada, and provided a truly glowing presence to the whole event.
Ariella (R) with Brazilian-Japanese model Hideo Muraoka.
Photo credit: Marco Torres
Ara blowing a kiss for the camera. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Flowers for Ariella (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
A homecoming presscon was prepared by Bb. Pilipinas for Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida at Gateway late yesterday afternoon. Members of the press and online media were around to witness her return, as well as fellow Bb. Pilipinas sisters Bea Rose Santiago, Cindy Miranda, Mutya Datul and Pia Wurtzbach. It was a very happy occasion, despite what’s happening in other parts of the country.
From hereon, Ariella will lead the other ladies in helping out for the Yolanda victims by initially raising funds and donations. She mentioned that it might be a blessing in disguise that she did not get the top prize. Otherwise, she would not be able to return home immediately and lend her support to fellow Filipinos devastated by the killer supertyphoon.
Home is where Ariella's heart is. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Time to buckle down to charity business!
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.
Our Bb. Pilipinas winners during the Money Matters for Kids exhibit of the BSP (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Bruce Casanova)
You must have already gotten eye fatigue with all the Miss World Philippines (and Mutya ng Pilipinas) postings of late. So for our Sunday Special, I am sharing photos of the latest personal appearance of our Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners during the Money Matters for Kids (MMK) fair/exhibit conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) at Gateway.
Looking at the lovelies, are you seeing marked improvements? Or sadly unconvinced till now? Well, all five are in the middle of training and all so what you see are still unfinished results. Quality control continuously in check!
Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Bruce Casanova
The Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners plus Janine Tugonon during the Yahoo OMG Awards (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Edmund Chua)
All in one straight line (l-r): Mutya, Bea, Janine, Ara, Pia and Cindy (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Edmund Chua)
The Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners, together with Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon, made quite an appearance for JAG Jeans during the Yahoo! OMG Awards 2013 last weekend. Ara Arida, Bea Santiago, Cindy Miranda, Mutya Datul and Pia Wurtzbach came fully attired in the latest denim collection of the said brand and were literally scene-stealers as they took the attention away from most of the celebrities who attended the affair.
At any rate, this batch of beauties is getting lovelier and more polished by the day – which should be the case because they need to be hitting 100% readiness for their respective pageant assignments within the next month or three.
Ara, Mutya, Pia, Bea, Cindy, Shamcey and Venus for Manhattan Gardens City (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
When Manhattan Gardens City – the prime real estate development of the Aranetas – held its Grand Opening last weekend, the event was made more special with the presence of all Bb. Pilipinas Gold winners (Ara, Bea, Cindy, Mutya and Pia) plus Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj. And when the ladies were asked to line up and pose by the poolside, you can’t help but be amused by their individual poses.
People say that body language speaks a lot about the personality of an individual. If you had to use adjectives to describe the poses of the seven ladies above, what would the words be?
Photo collage courtesy of Chrome and Sash Factor
Since it’s the weekend, why don’t we take things light for a change? Unleash your inner wit or humor by captioning the photo frame above (contributed by Chrome) and let’s see who can come up with the best bubble script for our five Bb. Pilipinas Gold ladies. You can give a line or two for each one of them or simply focus on one or two who tickle your fancy.
Jonas Gaffud (3rd from left) with (l-r) Cindy Miranda, Ara Arida, Bea Santiago, Mutya Datul and Pia Wurtzbach (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
During yesterday’s photo session of the Bb. Pilipinas Gold winners, Aces & Queens’ Jonas Gaffud was around to coach the ladies on how to properly pose and project themselves in front of the camera. It was a happy day for everyone at the studio, moreso for the beauty queen-maker who is always at his best elements when molding the national winners into international-worthy representatives for the Philippines. His track record can no longer be questioned. So let’s see how this year’s batch will fare in their respective pageant missions abroad.
The Bb. Pilipinas Gold winners for Dress Me Up of Araneta Center
Mechanics of the Dress Me Up Promo
Sporty chick Ara Arida
Our Bb. Pilipinas Gold winners took part in the Dress Me Up Style Smart Promo at the Araneta Center where fashion bloggers took turns in styling our ladies in cool casual get-ups to vie for your votes. The mechanics of the said activity are quite simple. Do hop on in to Araneta Center’s Facebook Page to cast your votes.
All photos of our Binibinis were shot by Bruce Casanova.
Lloyd Lee and Shamcey Supsup (standing 2nd and 3rd from left) during their Engagement Party at Edsa Shangrila with the people behind Aces & Queens (Photo credit: Gerry Diaz)
During the engagement party of sweet good-looking couple Lloyd Lee and Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup held earlier at EDSA Shangrila, everyone who mattered to them attended and joined in affirming their soon-to-be formalized matrimonial union. All the important people from Aces & Queens were present, including past and present beauty queens like Venus Raj, Janine Tugonon, Ara Arida, Isabella Manjon, Jennifer Barrientos and Queenie Rehman. Also in attendance were Bb. Pilipinas runners-up Pia Wurtzbach and MJ Lastimosa. And before I forget, even Valerie Lim (Miss Singapore 2011) – one of Shamcey’s closest friends during MU2011 – was there.
Together in one frame, our Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from 2010 to 2013 (Photo credit: Arnold Mercado)
It was also the perfect opportunity for A&Q’s Arnold Mercado to gather their Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from 2010 to 2013 in one picture to capture the most successful group of winners the beauty camp has produced so far. Of course, including Ara Arida in the quartet could be a way of rubbing in the good fortunes of her three predecessors.
Back to the couple in the spotlight now, I can only offer the best felicitations for Lloyd and Shamcey. I certainly wish them a dream-like and happiness-filled wedding soon plus a blissful/bountiful marriage that will hopefully be filled with a thousand ‘happily-ever-afters’!