Before Ariella ‘Ara’ Arida was green-lighted by her parents to join beauty pageants, she had to commit completion of her Chemistry degree at University of the Philippines-Los Banos. Once over and done with, she started focusing her eyes on a lifelong dream – to become a beauty queen. Her first attempt was not successful. She took part in Miss Philippines Earth 2012 as Miss Municipality of Alaminos, but never got to the top.
The experience did not dampen her spirit. And instead, she made a quick resolve to join her second but only after she was taken in and trained by topnotch Aces & Queens. This time around, she covered all bases and diligently followed the game plan to the letter. The rest is history. She is now Miss Universe Philippines 2013
Below is a photo collage of Ara from last year to the present. Videos of her Bb. Pilipinas 2013 performance, exclusive interview with OPMB Worldwide and guesting on ANC follow. Enjoy!
Watch the video below for highlights on Ara’s Bb. Pilipinas 2013 performance.
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And here is the exclusive interview of OPMB Worldwide with our new Queen…
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And here is her guesting on Dateline Philippines talking about the “Ariba Walk”…
Courtesy of The ABSCBNNews