Published On: Sat, Nov 9th, 2013

Miss Philippines, Ariella Arida, takes 3rd runner up at Miss Universe 2013, fans show support

Like her Pinay contestants before her–Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Janine Tugonon–Miss Universe Philippines 2013, Ariella Arida made the Top 5 in the contest, falling short of winning the coveted crown.

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The announcements took place moments ago at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

The Diamond Nexus crown was passed from Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, to the reigning Miss Universe hailing from Venezuela, Gabriela Isler.

Rounding out the Top 5 were 1st Runner- up : Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, 2nd runner up: Ecuador – Constanza Baez , 3rd runner up: Philippines – Ariella Arida and 4th runner up: Brazil – Jakelyne Oliveira.

In the question and answer portion, Ariella was asked, “What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their career around the world?”  She responded, “I do believe we should invest in education – and that is my primary advocacy. Education is primary source and it is ticket for better future.”

As many fans pointed out, she was the only contestant not to use an interpreter.

Fans on Ariella’s official Facebook page congratulated and supported the 25-year-old Filipina from Laguna:

“you make us proud ariella”

“You were the real winner”


“We are very proud of you! Mwa”



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