Ara Arida in Boracay. What beautiful sights!
Time now for the regular admiration post for my dear Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida.
Just last week, Ara hied off to sunny Boracay for a well-deserved holiday break. Of course, word got around that she was indeed spending more than a few days in the island. And so, the organizers of Mutya ng Kalibo 2016 hurriedly made arrangements for her to become a guest judge in the provincial beauty competition. That really added more prestige because she joined Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina in the panel.
Back to Ara now. She was seen sunbathing and showing off that enviable figure to everyone who happened to chanced upon her on the beach. I wish I was there. I’d love to spend a little more than short moments of talk with this enchanting Binibini. 😉
Ara Arida on a street in Brussels. Very editorial.
After Paris and Amsterdam, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida hopped to the Belgian capital, Brussels. And she was charmed by this city even more that she endlessly posed to the delight of the photographer who captured our beautiful Queen in picturesque urban settings that could very well make for a nice travelogue spread inside a glossy fashion magazine.
Please bear with my eternal fondness for this lady. She never fails to pull me in everytime she uploads a new photograph. There is always something exciting to look forward to in her next shots, and as you can see in the images here, there is simply no way you can ignore her magnetic charm and appeal.
By now, Ara is back in Paris for more of the City of Lights. And her fond memories of Europe will definitely stay in her heart and ours. 😉
Ara Arida in front of the Grand Palace in Brussels
Ara Arida in front of the Eiffel Tower
No, it’s not an official business trip. And no again, she is not in so much love (yet) to be swept off her feet all the way to the City of Lights. But Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida is having a relaxing vacation in Paris and cities outside the French capital. She is enjoying the food, the wine, the cheese and the countryside. And she is in such an inspired mood everyday with the scenery, the flowers and all things beautiful in one of the most visited countries in the world.
And you can see just how much she is having a wonderful time by looking at the image below. Very refreshing. 🙂
Ara Arida in Betting, France
The eternal sunshine wrapped around Ara Arida's ethereal beauty
Doing the classic hair flip her way, Ara is.
Weather in Manila nowadays is so hot and sticky that, just within a few minutes after taking my morning shower, the humid feeling creeps up like a healthy vine of grapes ready for crushing. Drops of sweat come one after another. Summer is definitely at its mightiest.
But let’s allow Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida to cool down things. During a recent vacation at Sepoc Island in Batangas, she was pictured enjoying the sparkling waters and flaunting her shapely figure to the delight of other water babies enjoying a brief respite from the sweltering heat.
So are you feeling somewhat cooler now? 😉
Snapshots of Ara Arida in Sydney
Bodyboarding in Bondi Beach, our Ara.
After her stay in Perth, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida flew to Sydney where she has been enjoying the sights, sounds and waters of the popular Australian city. Together with friends, she has been spending each day touring around, food tripping and lazing on Bondi Beach while showing off her lovely curves.
And no. There’s no truth to the rumor that she will undergo a hosting workshop there in preparation for Miss Universe 2014. She told me herself that the vacation is pure fun and that work (or any kind of future pageant-related gig) is not part of the itinerary.
“Tito, nagliliwaliw lang kami dito” (We’re just enjoying ourselves here), mentioned Ara during our chat.
Have fun in your remaining days Down Under, dear! 😀
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)