Miss Universe 2013 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miss Universe 2013


2013 Miss Universe: Post-event walk-through

Nov 11, 2013 - 7:50 PM

We review the 2013 Miss Universe pageant point by point

BEST FRIENDS AND FINALISTS. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida holds hands with two of her closest friends in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant — Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler and Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez. Also in the photo is Miss Brazil Jakelyne Oliveira. Photo by Jonas Gaffud

Venezuela's Gabriela Isler crowned 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Co host Roberts dedicated the show to the people suffering from the typhoon in the Philippines

2013 MISS UNIVERSE. Venezuela's Gabriela Isler. Photo from the Miss Universe Facebook page

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

Nov 10, 2013 - 3:58 AM

The Philippines maintains top placement in the beauty pageant

CONGRATULATIONS, ARA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes on top at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Miss Universe coronation night

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:04 AM

Will Miss Philippines Ariella Arida bring home the crown?

WILL SHE BRING HOME THE CROWN? Let's find out together. Graphic by Jessica Lazaro/Rappler

Miss Universe-PH Ariella Arida: 'Whatever happens is God's will for me'

Nov 09, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Rappler s exclusive video interview with the Philippines Miss Universe 2013 contender

NO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. Miss Universe-Philippines is ready for whatever the outcome of the Miss Universe 2013 pageant may be, but asks for prayers and support, especially online. Photo by Niccolo Cosme. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup by Kris Bacani. Hair by Jay Macasaddu

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe rehearsal

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:00 PM

These photos give us an idea of what to expect on coronation night

RELAXED. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at the coronation night rehearsal last November 6. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Miss Universe host slams Russia for 'demonizing' gays

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Thomas Roberts calls Russia s homophobic legislation dark times for the country

GAY PRIDE. News anchor Thomas Roberts goes against Russia's new homophobic laws. Photo by AFP

Janine Tugonon is 'On the Scene'

Nov 08, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2012 takes us behind the scenes

BACKSTAGE THIS TIME. 2012 Miss Universe 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon is a natural in front of the camera. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

2013 Miss Universe prediction: Ariella Arida in Top 5!

Nov 08, 2013 - 6:40 PM

Here is Rappler s 2013 Miss Universe fearless forecast

PRAY SHE GETS THE CROWN. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida aims to bring home the Philippines' 3rd Miss Universe title. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup by Kris Bacani. Hair by Jay Macasaddu. Photography by Niccolo Cosme.

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims evening gown

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Rappler s exclusive evening gown competition photos

RADIANT IN YELLOW. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida in her Alfredo Barazza evening gown. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims swimwear

Nov 07, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Rappler s exclusive swimwear competition photos

SPORTY. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at the swimwear portion of the Preliminary Competition. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

3 Filipinas in 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 07, 2013 - 8:08 AM

Meet the Filipinas vying for the Miss Universe 2013 crown

LONG LIVE THE FILIPINA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida with Miss Canada Riza Santos and Miss Guam Alixes Scott. Screen shot from @araarida on Instagram

Glitz and politics as Russia hosts Miss Universe for first time

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Politics came near to overshadowing the glitz as one US host refused to come in protest at an anti gay law

GLIZ AND GLAM. Contestants perform onstage during the Miss Universe 2013 preliminary competition in Moscow, Russia, 05 November 2013. EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky

HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Miss Universe Preliminary Competition

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:21 PM

86 candidates from around the world will compete in the Evening Gown and Swimwear competition

WHAT WILL ARIELLA ARIDA WEAR? How will she fare? Watch the live stream to find out. Ariella's Countries of the World photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo: 'Filipinos are the greatest fans'

Nov 05, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Rappler s exclusive photos of the 2013 Miss Universe press interviews

SHE FEELS THE PINOY LOVE. Reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo can feel the #PinoyPride in Moscow. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Ariella Arida: Tough contender in 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 05, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Why the Philippines might just win the crown this year

OVER-COMER. Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida is coolness personified. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup by Kris Bacani. Hair by Jay Macasaddu. Photography by Niccolo Cosme.

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe National Costume competition

Nov 04, 2013 - 6:23 PM

Who is your pick for best national costume?

PRE-CORONATION NIGHT EVENT. Reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo co-hosts the National Costume competition in Vegas Mall, Moscow, Russia. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Ariella Arida competes in National Costume at Miss Universe 2013

Nov 04, 2013 - 4:30 PM

The Filipino community in Moscow goes all out for Ariella

SHE GLOWS. Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida at the National Costume competition on November 3, 9pm at Vegas Mall in Moscow. She wears a terno designed by Alfredo Barraza. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida plays 'Truth and Dare'

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:02 AM

The Filipina beauty shows us she s game and has a sense of humor

WHO YOU CALLIN' CHICKEN? Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida has definitely got game. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Ariella Arida's official Miss Universe photos released

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:24 AM

The Filipina dazzles in Moscow

FRESH-FACED. Miss Universe-Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe-PH Ariella Arida leaves for Moscow

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:21 PM

The beauty queen spends her last hour in Manila with the media and fans

CALM YET ON FIRE. Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida before the start of her departure press conference. Photos and video by Kai Magsanoc/Rappler

10 things you don't know about Miss Universe-PH Ariella Arida

Oct 18, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Get to know our country s rep to the Miss Universe 2013 pageant

ON HER WAY. Miss Universe-Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida leaves Oct 21 for Moscow, Russia. All photos by Niccolo Cosme for Rappler

Missosology: The study of beauty pageants

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:00 PM

One of the key movers of the international pageant forum on why the Philippines is a pageant loving country

WINNERS OF MISS INTERCONTINENTAL 2012. Missosology's Pawee Ventura [4th from left] with 1st runner-up Miss Puerto Rico Genesis Davila; 2nd runner-up Miss England Laura Ashfield; 3rd runner-up Miss South Africa Roxanne Zeller; 4th runner-up Miss Thailand Carla Porter; and Miss Venezuela Daniela Chalbaud, title holder. All photos courtesy of Pawee Ventura

Sash Factor and PH pageant mania

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Does the Philippines have the elusive sash factor? Founders of pageant forum Sash Factor think so

QUEENS WITH SASH FACTOR. Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman [left] and Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young [right] with Brix Vera. Photo by Dennis Natividad

The beauty pageant experts: OPMB

Aug 26, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Will the Philippines reemerge as a beauty pageant superpower this year? The experts weigh in

SUPPORTING PAGEANT QUEENS THE WORLD OVER. Noli Berioso of OPMB in the Philippines with winners of Miss Earth 2010. Photo courtesy of Noli Berioso

What makes a beauty queen? Teacher-parents

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:59 PM

The forces behind the Philippine representative for this year s Miss Universe are humble public school educators

AWARD-WINNING FAMILY. Br Luistro poses with Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida and her teacher-parents. Photo from the DepEd Communications Unit

Bb Pilipinas winners begin their journey

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:50 PM

Bb Pilipinas 2013 winners share their hopes dreams and anxieties about their upcoming pageants

THE BEGINNING. Binibining Pilipinas winners (from left to right) Mutya Datul, Bea Rose Santiago, Ariella Arida, Joanna Cindy Miranda, and Pia Wurtzbach start their training. All photos by Pia Ranada