Arida is a 24-year-old Chemistry graduate of University of the Philippines Los Baños from Alaminos, Laguna. A sportswoman who loves the outdoors, especially the beach, Arida was also judged best in swimsuit in the 50th anniversary of the country’s popular beauty pageant. Prior to winning the title, Ara competed at Miss Philippines Earth 2012 and was a former Mutya ng Laguna titleholder. Additionally, Ariella is a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo, a highly recognized church in the Philippines.
Miss Philippines Earth 2012Arida participated in the 2012 edition of Miss Philippines Earth, where she was unplaced.
Binibining Pilipinas 2013Arida won Miss Universe-Philippines and Best in Swimsuit and crowned by Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-up, Janine Tugonon at a pageant held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 14, 2013. She was crowned along with Binibining Pilipinas-International, Bea Rose Santiago; Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism, Joanna Cindy Miranda; Miss Supranational Philippines, Mutya Johanna Datul; and Runner-up or Virreina, Pia Wurtzbach.
Miss Universe 2013Twenty-four year old Ariella Arida from Laguna will represent the country at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant after she was named Miss Universe Philippines 2013 during the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum on April 14, 2013.
Her answer was, "One lesson in life that we, women, can teach men is being sensitive. Because we all know that men are more logical when it comes to decision. They usually are more rational, straight forward. Unlike we, women, we use our heart and we tend to get emotional in some of our decisions. For me, sensitivity is something that we can teach men."
Yes. I just found out recently that Ms. Ariella Arida is an Iglesia ni Cristo member, from the locale of Alaminos, District of Laguna, a CBI member at U.P Los Banos and a choir member.
Let us support Sis. Ariella Arida!
(I know jealous nonmembers heard this news and i will not be surprised that they will attack the Iglesia ni Cristo using our kapatid especially if she will not make it to the Miss Universe 2013 top 10 or top 5. Let us see what dirty things they will soon do.)