Bb 41: Ariella Arida, 24, Laguna

BINIBINI 41, ARIELLA ARIDA. Excelling in modeling, academics, and sports, Ariella is a mix of beauty, brains, and brawn. Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

BINIBINI 41, ARIELLA ARIDA. Excelling in modeling, academics, and sports, Ariella is a mix of beauty, brains, and brawn.

Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

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MANILA, Philippines - Ariella is a ramp model, swimmer, volleyball player, and runner. To top it off, she has a degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines. 

Ariella's beauty queen idol is Venus Raj. She likes watching Venus’s pageant video because she aims to emulate the way Venus carries herself. 

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Ariella Arida at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Ariella Arida at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Ariella Arida at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Ariella Arida at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Ariella Arida at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao. Photo by Edric Chen

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Ariella Arida at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Photo by Edric Chen

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR. Ariella Arida in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR.

Ariella Arida in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Ariella Arida in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Edric Chen

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Ariella Arida in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photo by Edric Chen

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