Ariella Arida is 3rd runner-up in 2013 Miss Universe

CONGRATULATIONS, ARA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes on top at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes 3rd runner-up in the 2013 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She continues the winning performance of the last 3 representatives to the pageant:

The last Filipino Miss Universe is still Margie Moran-Floirendo who won the crown in 1973.

2013 Miss Universe: Venezuela Gabriela Isler

Other candidates in the 2013 Miss Universe Top 5 are:

Candidates in the Top 10 are:

Candidates in the Top 16 are:

Special award:

Here are Rappler's stories on Ara's 2013 Miss Universe journey:

If you missed the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, here is Rappler's live blog:

- With reports from Kai Magsanoc and Stacy de Jesus/Rappler.com