Ariella Arida in the Mercedes Benz TVC
courtesy of Alexey Karachev
The chosen six while waiting for instructions during the TVC shoot.
Ariella with Germany, Austria and Poland.
Ariella at the Moscow Raceway
Along with host delegate Elmira Abdrazakova, Miss Philippines Ariella Arida was one of the five selected (and the only Asian) to appear in a Mercedes Benz TV commercial set to run for weeks after its release on the small screen. The four others who made it are Poland’s Paulina Krupinska, Austria’s Doris Hoffman, Mexico’s Cynthia Duque and Germany’s Anne-Julia Hagen. This is indeed a big boost to our bet’s running pre-pageant performance for the sponsors. 🙂
Cynthia Duque after being crowned by last year’s Karina Gonzales
Another early bird for Miss Universe 2013 has joined the club. Originally from Monterrey, the 19 year-old Cynthia Duque represented Nuevo Leon in Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2012 and ended up victorious in the national finals last week. Standing at 1.76m, the youthful lass has the pageant work cut out for her, with a lot of time to spare for preparations. Her predecessor, Karina Gonzales, is raring to represent Mexico in this year’s edition, and if lucky enough to win, could add some shine to Cynthia’s turn middle of next. Can they carry out a 1-2 punch in Miss Universe and do successive Ximena Navarrete’s? I doubt if that will happen. But what’s more likely is that one of them will do very well in either.
For now, let’s wait for the makeover of Cynthia Duque from a winsome teenager to regal beauty waiting in the wings. 😉