Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida plays 'Truth and Dare'
MANILA, Philippines - We had an idea that Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida had a quirky sense of humor during our fashion and beauty editorial shoot with her, where we observed that the beauty queen was more about being real than she was about poise.
Ariella can balance the regal stance expected of a beauty queen competing in one of the biggest beauty pageants around the world with the sense of humor of a woman who doesn't sweat the small stuff. She doesn't hesitate to laugh with others when something is funny, or even laugh at herself when she feels a little awkward.
"I'm ready, I can go anytime," I remember Ariella telling Rappler during our exclusive interview, and by "ready" she meant that she was willing to go through the fire in the Miss Universe 2013 competition, for her country. [She said this in her other interviews so much that a hash tag #ForThePhilippines is now being used in social media to support Ariella, aside from the very positive #AriellaMU2013.]
Ariella left for Moscow, Russia last October 21, and seems to be having the time of her life. She walked in a Tony Ward fashion show at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week last October 26, and was one of the standouts when their official portraits by Fadil Berisha were released last October 28.
The latest from Ariella is this video posted by the Miss Universe Organization in their OfficialMissUniverse YouTube account, showing all the candidates playing Truth and Dare.
Watch Ariella's video:
The 2013 Miss Universe Official Fan Vote is ongoing until November 8. The winner will automatically be included in the semi-finals. (To vote for Ariella Arida, click here.)
The 2013 Miss Universe Preliminary Competition will be on Tuesday, November 5 (November 6, Philippine time). The coronation night will be on Saturday, November 9 (November 10 Philippine time).
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