Miss Universe 2013 Philippines Ariella Arida

Miss Universe 2013 Philippines Ariella Arida on her way to the crown comments, analysis, and predictions.


I was not that right when I predicted that of all the 3 queens we had namely Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Janine Tugunon, Philippines had the closest opportunity to win Miss Universe when Janine won Binibining Pilipinas 2012.


Janine joined Binibining Pilipinas 2011 and was placed as 1st runner-up before being crowned in 2012. It means that she passed through the necessary trainings twice making her more competitive compared to Venus and Shamcey when it comes to their pageant skills.

Winning the same pageant twice further attested that Janine’s competency to win and stand out became more reliable and valid even if you would change the set of contestants.

That analysis was proven during the Miss Universe 2012.

This year, we have Ariella Arida. Miss Arida’s track record was not that colorful though Shamcey did not have any local pageant as far as I know and did not stop her from becoming 3rd runner up in the Miss Universe 2011.

Going back at this year’s Binibini, here are the special awards winners.

Ms. San Miguel Zero Fit and Sexy Body-PiaWurtzbach

Ms. Philippine Airlines-Nicole Kim Donesa

Ms. Jag Jeans-Aiyanna Camille Mikiewicz

Cream Silk Beyond Beautiful Woman-Joanna Cindy Miranda

Bb. Talent-Anna Carmela Aquino

Bb. PilipinasPAGCORAward-Imelda Schweighart

Bb. Photogenic-Mutya Johanna Datul-BEAUTY 50%

Bb. Petron-Joanna Cindy Miranda

Bb. Manila BulletinReaders’ Choice-Ellore Noelle Punzalan

Bb. Friendship-Lourenz Grace Remetillo

Bb. Best in Swimsuit-Ariella Arida-FIGURE 30%

Bb. Best in National Costume-Maria TeresitaAlaineBaccay

Bb. Best in Long Gown-Mutya Johanna Datul-POISE 10%

Bb. Avon-Bea Rose Santiago

And of course Miss Arida for sure topped the question and answer portion10%

This one is the criteria for judging in Binibining Pilipinas:

Beauty of Face is 50% and must have been topped by Mutya Datul since she was the Miss Photogenic.

Figure is 30% and can be assumed that Miss Arida got the highest score since she got the Best in Swimsuit award.

Poise and Personality is 10% and must have been topped by Mutya Datul since she was the Best in Long Gown

Intelligence is 10% assuming again that Miss Arida topped this segment since she won Bb. Pilipinas Universe.

Looking at the placements below when they were called, Ariella topped it. Having won the swimsuit award must have helped her plus it could be a fact that she is not really that far when it comes to beauty from Mutya Datul and Cindy Miranda looking at the awards Cindy and Mutya garnered. If Miss Arida won Miss Photogenic during the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 pageant, then I must be confident to declare that she is our new Miss Universe 2013.

  1. Bb. #41 AriellaArida
  2. Bb. #45 Imelda Schweighart
  3. Bb. #39 Mutya Johanna Datul
  4. Bb. #34 Grace YannApuad
  5. Bb. #13 Charmaine Elima
  6. Bb. #43 Rhea Nakpil
  7. Bb. #46 Amanda Noelle Navasero
  8. Bb. #22 Ellore Noelle Punzalan
  9. Bb. #20 Bea Rose Santiago
  10. Bb. #16 Joanna Cindy Miranda
  11. Bb. #12 Camille Carla Nazar
  12. Bb. #25 Merry Joyce Respicio
  13. Bb. #31 Maria Angelica de Leon
  14. Bb. #15 PiaWurtzbach
  15. Bb. #33 Parul Shah

Miss Arida’s strength is her figure and her wit to answer a question. Though she might have some difficulties in expressing herself very well, I am pretty sure that she can give the world a beautiful and astonishing answer if given the chance to join the top 5.

There is a chance that Miss Arida may not place in the Miss Universe 2013 if she would not be able to create a good impression to the preliminary judges since she finds difficulty in expressing her views.

However, once she is able to hurdle the preliminary round and join the semi-final candidates, I am pretty sure that the judges will have to put Miss Arida  in the top 5 candidates since the primary qualifying factor here is Miss Arida’s strength during the Binibining Pilipinas –  figure. Her beauty might also help her. And again, since Miss Arida has this wit to answer even a difficult question, we are not far from getting the crown.

This is Miss Arida’s answer during the BBP:

“One lesson in life that we, women, can teach men is being sensitive. Because we all know that men are more logical when it comes to decision. They usually are more rational, straight forward. Unlike we, women, we use our heart and we tend to get emotional in some of our decisions. For me, sensitivity is something that we can teach men.”

I am glad she is under the ACES and QUEENS team with Jonas Gaffud. The same people who made Venus, Shamcey, Janine, and Meagan to be queens.

Ariella Arida

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175 Pageant Questions Answered!

What is the relevance of a beauty pageant in a society?
In what ways do beauty contests help the women?
Why did you join this pageant?
How do you see yourself fifteen years from now?
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Who is that one influential person you want to meet and what do you want to learn from him/her?
If you won in a lottery for millions of pesos, what would you do with it?
If you had to live your life all over again, what part of your life would you change?
If you were given the chance to live again, what would it be?
If you were given the chance to change something from the past, what would it be?
If you have a magic wand, what is the one thing you would ask for, and why?
If God will grant you one wish, what would it be?
What is your edge over the other candidates?
What skills do you have that can help the society?
What can be your greatest contribution to the community?
What will be your contribution to mitigate global warming?
What do you like most about yourself?
How would you describe your own personality?
What is your philosophy or value that you hold dearest in life?
To whose famous personality do you find yourself parallel with?
What do you think is the essence of winning this pageant?
How could you convince the audience and the judges that you deserve the title?
If you will be winning the crown tonight, what will be the very first thing you will do?
What do you think is the greatest environmental problem today?
What is the essence of a woman?
What constitutes true beauty?
Describe a beauty queen?
What is “success” for you?
What is the most important lesson your mother has taught you?
If you did not make it to this contest, what would you do?
What has been your greatest achievement?
What is the best thing that happened to you?
If there is one thing you can do to change the world, what will it be?
What are the sacrifices you have made for this pageant?
What is being “simple”?
What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
What is your favorite body part?
If you will make an instant change to our planet, what would it be, why?
If you would (invent one thing) be a thing, what would it be?
Who do you think is the sexiest man alive today?
What is a “winner” for you?
If you are a leader, how will you make a difference?
How will you make a difference in this world?
If you are given the chance to be a leader, what do you think is the best project?
If you would be isolated in an island, and given the chance to bring 3 things, what would it be?
Who and what inspire you to join?
What would you do if you were crowned?
In your own way, how can you help in our government’s programs?
How can you promote conservation of the environment?
How could you save mother earth in your own little ways?
What is your role as a youth in today’s crisis?
What can you say about the ongoing crisis that the world and the country is facing today? How do you think in your own little way, should you help to handle the situation?
What advocacy do you want to promote to the society?
How could you help the youth today?
What is the biggest challenge to the youth today?
How would you promote tourism in our country?
How would you promote tourism in____?
Given your experience in this pageant, would you join again if given another chance? Why?
Would you rather be smart or sexy?
If you are given the chance to talk to Mr. President, what would you say?
If you are given the chance to talk to the whole human race, what would you say to them?
If you are to time travel where or when would you go and why?
If you were the last person on earth how can you make your life worth living?
If someday you get married, how do you see yourself; a full-time homemaker or a career woman?
If choose among the 3, Miss International, business woman, or a law-maker?
If you will rank the following, namely wealth, health, and family, according to their importance, how will you rank them and why?
Given a choice, which among the following will you choose – wealth, beauty or talent?
What is more important to you, a successful career or a happy family? And why?
Which do you prefer, a male president or a female president?
If you would be a gem, what would it be?
If given a chance to be one of the judges in the Miss Universe beauty pageant, what question would you ask to the candidates?
On the night of your honeymoon, your husband confessed that he is a gay, what will you do?
What have you learned from this pageant?
To a student like you, what is the importance of a pageant like this?
What is/are the most important lesson/s you have learned in this pageant?
What is that one trait of (name of a race) woman that you want to share to the world and why?
Among the candidates, who do you find a major threat to you?
What is your failure in life?
What makes you beautiful?
What would your advice to a 7-year old child who wants to be beauty queen someday?
As a teenager, what do you think is your top most priority?
At your age, what is the biggest problem you have encountered and what did you do to overcome it?
Do you consider yourself to be a giver or a taker?
How can we attain world peace?
Who do you think is more powerful, a man or a woman?
If you receive an indecent proposal during the pageant, what would you do?
When you woke up earlier, what was the first thing you prayed for?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of gadgets to the youth?
What is the role of beauty in this time of technology?
How important is being good-looking to you?
How does our OFW’s contribute to our economy?
As a youth, what can you learn from celebrating (name of a celebration)?
What can you say about homosexuals?
How would you describe the color yellow to a blind man since birth?
What is the most important value of a leader?
What are the 3 qualities that a leader must have?
What can you say about the economy of our nation?
What is a socially responsible entrepreneur?
What is the biggest problem facing our educational system?
What is the importance of internet? Technology?
Are you in favor that sex education be integrated in our school curriculum?
What can you say about cyber education?
Are you in favor of pre-marital sex?
How would you help in stopping drug addiction?
What is wrong about abortion?
Are you in favor of gay marriage?
Do you think wedding/marriage still important to you?
Is chastity still important to marriage?
How could we help the out- of-school youth?
If given the chance, would you join a fraternity?
What should we do about prostitution?
What can you say about the presence of pornographic materials in our society?
Are you in favor of prohibiting the use of cellphones by the students in schools, why?
Are you in favor of sex change?
What is your stand on transgender being allowed in the Miss Universe?
Should plastic surgery be allowed in beauty contests? Why?
Do you think plastic surgery is an option for those who are less fortunate in the looks department?
Are you in favor of cloning?
Are you in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill?
Are you in favor of early romantic relationship?
In your own opinion, when is the best time for a lady to have a boyfriend?
What is the best quality of a person to become successful in life? Why?
What does a contemporary woman need to have to be at far or better than her global counterpart?
At what point does a girl become a woman?
Do you want to be different or do you want to be belong?
What can you say about love?
What is “sportsmanship” for you?
What is “skill” / “talent” for you?
How do you make yourself physically fit?
How do you take care of your skin?
What is the importance of a having a good skin?
What is your strength and weakness?
Can you explain your motto?
What is your ambition?
How do you feel right now?
What will you do if you fail the licensure examination? (Business courses)
What is your favorite magazine?
What other magazines do you read?
What is your favorite movie?
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite sport?
What color will best represent your personality?
You said to us that your favorite colors are green, pink and sky-blue, why do you like these colors?
What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
What can you say about the people who do not believe in you?
Why is science important?
What is your favorite subject?
What are the steps that you do to excel in your studies?
How do you manage stress?
What is your favorite song/music?
It says here that you are doing ballroom dancing, why do like it?
You just turn 18 years old this year, what is the significance of celebrating one’s 18th birthday?
What is the essence of your element fire?
Who among our scientists do you consider the best?
To date, what do you think is the best invention?
If you were to become a laboratory apparatus or science equipment, what would it be, why?
It is said that the language of science is mathematics, explain why.
What if you are a hermaphrodite?
Is the “K+12 program” of the DepEd advantageous or disadvantageous? (Philippine based)
Are you in favor of the reinstallation of the death penalty?
Do you believe that your generation is top selfie-oriented, is it good or bad?
What word describes your personality best?
What have you learned from this pageant?
How will you accept defeat?
What is a Modern Filipina? (Philippine based)
How will you feel if you will not win this pageant?
What is your ideal man?
Are you in favor of live-in relationship?
What are the values of a Filipina woman that you want to preserve? (Philippine based)
Which would you prioritize, Love or Career?
Do you believe that you will win this contest?
What is your stand on Climate Change?
What advice can you give to young people who want to join beauty contests?
What is your ideal beauty queen and why?
In one word, how are you going to describe yourself?

14 Portraits

Municipal Buildings
Senior Citizen Building
Police Station
Sports Center
People of (certain place)
Rice Fields
National High School
Street Children/Poverty
Business Establishments and Market
Delicacy Product

18 Symbolic Things

Holy Bible

26 Guide Articles

Beauty Queen’s Code of Ethics
Beauty Pageant Tips from Screening to Winning
General Pageant Tips
Pageant Reminders
Pageant Facts
General Things to Do
Pageant Walk
Pageant Questions Categories
How to Answer in a Pageant?
How to Win a Beauty Pageant?
Beauty Pageant Judging Criteria and Scoring Systems
How to be Confident in a Beauty Pageant
Sample Beauty Pageant Program
Pageant Practices
Does Skin Color Matters in Beauty Pageants?
Talk the Talk: How to Get an a in Q and A
Why did Miss Janina San Miguel Win Binibining Pilipinas World 2008?
Transgender in the Miss Universe: A Gender Equality Issue
Miss Gay Contestants Deserve Respect not Insults
Positive and Negative Effects of Beauty Pageants
Pageant Problems, Pageant Candidates, & Pageant Coaches
Ugly Side of Beauty Pageants
Pageant Mistakes
Pageant Smiles
Local Farewell Addresses
Local Philippine Pageants

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