Ariella satisfied with performance in Prelims
Only a few more days before Miss Universe Philippines Ariella Arida and 86 other beauties sashay on the Miss Universe stage in a glittering spectacle that will be viewed by millions around the world.
Ariella Arida is certainly under a lot of pressure to bring home the Nexus crown 20 years after the last Filipina wore it. But after yesterday's preliminary competition, Ariella is even more excited to get to pageant night. "The pre-pageant night was a whole lot of fun! The show and the stage were amazing! I can just imagine how much grander it will be on pageant night," Ariella gushed after the show.
Ariella admits that the competition is reaching fever pitch judging by their daily schedule. "The days are getting busier and more exhausting. I am very happy to be chosen to take part in a lot of the special events and sponsors' shoots, but instead of feeling harassed like a headless chicken, I just revel in the moment. I also enjoy the rehearsals because I feel even closer to the girls," she added.
Ariella also says that she simply loves her gowns. When asked about her National Costume, she shares, "My national costume was very comfortable and easy to walk in. I felt very demure and 'girly' when I wore it."
Pressed about her preliminary competition gown, Ariella enthuses, "I was surprised on how the color totally complemented my skin and how wonderfully it flowed to emphasize the shape of my body."
Ariella likewise said that she was not intimidated at all by the judges. "Prelim judges were friendly. I could see them smiling all the time!" she added. "I'm actually more excited now for the finals night. My excitement for the pageant night and the undying support of the Filipinos keep me on track and motivated." The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant will be held at Crocus Hall in Moscow on November 9 and will be aired on ABS-CBN.
Online voting is now in full swing to determine the candidate that will be included in the semifinals. All are enjoined to vote for Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at www.missuniverse.com up to 100 times daily from a valid e-mail address. Voting ends on November 8.