Ariella Arida, Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2013 "Miss Philippines Universe 2013"
It's international "Miss" crowning season I guess---just last week, I blogged about the new "Miss Brazil World 2013" as well as "Miss Thailand World 2013" and just last night, a new Philippine beauty was crowned: 24-year-old Ariella Arida became Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2013/Miss Philippines Universe 2013 in the 50th anniversary of the pageant celebrated at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Philippines.
Love My Crown: Ariella Arida, Miss Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2013
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the pageant, several Philippine Beauty Icons were there including Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran, 1st runner-up 1999 Miriam Quiambao, 4th runner-up 2010 Venus Raj, 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup, and 1st runner-up 2012 Janine Tugonon.
Crowning Moment: Ariella Arida gets her crown from last year's Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2012, Janine Tugonon
Ariella Arida, Miss Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe Philippines 2013
The new Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida, hails from Laguna and has a Chemistry degree at the University of the Philippines. She enjoys sports including volleyball, swimming, and running, having finished a 21K recently. She considers 2010 Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj as her idol. Oh, and besides taking the TOP Crown, she also won...
Best In Swimsuit Award: Ariella Arida, the new Miss Universe Philippines
The Runners-Up Were...
The Top Five Beauties: (left to right) Pia Wurtzbach (1st Runner Up), Joanna Cindy Miranda (Binibining Pilipinas Tourism), Ariella Arida Miss Universe Philippines 2013), Bea Rose Santiago (Binibining Pilipinas International), and Mutya Johanna Datul (Binibining Pilipinas Supranational).
22-year old Bea Rose Santiago, who represented the Filipino community in Canada, was crowned Bb. Pilipinas International. The 1.75 m (about 5' 9") beauty will now compete in the Miss International beauty pageant next October; 22-year old Joanna Cindy Miranda was chosen Bb. Pilipinas Tourism. She stands 1.70 m (about 5' 7") tall and is a cum laude graduate from the University of Sto Tomas; 20-year old Mutya Johanna Datul was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Supranational. She is 1.73 m (about 5' 8") tall and comes from Sta. Maria, Isabela. She will now compete in the Miss Supranational 2013 competition to take place in Minsk, Belarus, in September. The 1st runner-up was Pia Wurtzbach.
Best in Gown: Mutya Johanna Datul took the prize for "Best in Evening Gown" with a one shoulder shimmery golden and creme gown (she also won "Miss Photogenic" as well)
Congratulations to Ariella and to the rest of her court!
Miss Philippines Universe 2013 --Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2013--Crowning Moment:
Miss Philippines Universe 2013--Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2013--Evening Gown Portion: