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Ariella Arida

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Ariella Arida
Beauty pageant titleholder
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Ariella Arida (March 2017)
Born Ariella Hernandez Arida
(1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 28)
Alaminos, Laguna, Philippines
Alma mater University of the Philippines Los Baños
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) [1]
Measurements 34-26-34 inches
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Universe Philippines 2013
Miss Philippines Earth 2012
Binibining Pilipinas 2013
(Winner- Miss Universe Philippines 2013)
Miss Universe 2013
(3rd Runner-Up)
Religion Iglesia Ni Cristo

Ariella "Ara" Hernandez Arida[2] (born November 20, 1988), is a Filipino fashion model and television personality best known for winning Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and representing the Philippines at Miss Universe 2013 and eventually placed as Third Runner-up.[3]


Ara Arida was born in Alaminos, Laguna, Philippines to public school teachers, Estella (née Hernandez), of San Pablo, and Arlesito Arida, of Alaminos.[4][5] She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a degree in chemistry.[6][7] Prior to winning the title, Ara competed at Miss Philippines Earth 2012[8] and was a former Binibining Laguna contestant.


Along with her modelling stints, Arida participated in the 2012 edition of Miss Philippines Earth,[8] but was unplaced.

Binibining Pilipinas 2013[edit]

Arida was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2013 by Miss Universe Philippines 2012 and Miss Universe 2012 First Runner-up, Janine Tugonon and garnered the award for Best in Swimsuit at the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 pageant held in the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 14, 2013. She was crowned along with Binibining Pilipinas International 2013 and Miss International 2013, Bea Rose Santiago; Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2013, Joanna Cindy Miranda; Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2013, Mutya Johanna Datul and 1st Runner-up, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.[9][10][11][12] Judge, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Alan Purisima was the one who asked her final question. Her response was:

"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. To teach sensitivity that uphold rights of justice and equality which shall prevail in the world."


Year Title Notes Ref.
2016 - present Wowowin Co-host
2017 Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 winner [13][dead link]
Rated K Guest
Tonight with Boy Abunda
The Source
ANC HD with Karen Davilla

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

She represented the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013[14] where she won the 16th spot in the semifinals via the online vote and eventually finished as 3rd Runner-Up to Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.[15] Philippines placed in the Top 5 for the 4th consecutive year. Arida was also the only delegate representing an Asian country to place in the Top 5.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Miss Philippines Universe 2013 Ariella Arida". Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Karen Valeza (April 15, 2013). "Laguna's pride Ariella Arida wins Bb. Pilipinas 2013". Yahoo!. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nickie Wang (April 14, 2013). "Ariella Arida wins Miss Universe Philippines 2013 title". Without Wang2. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Camille Diola (June 26, 2013). "DepEd honors Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida's parents". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on April 16, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Neil A. Alcober (June 25, 2013). "DepEd honors beauty queen’s parents as excellent teachers". The Manila Times. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Armin Adina, Agence France-Presse (November 7, 2013). "Philippine bet tipped to win Miss Universe title in Moscow". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ariella Arida answers criticisms on her communication skills - YouTube". Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Armin Adina (April 15, 2013). "UP graduate Ariella Arida bags Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Dexter Rodrigo Matilla (April 15, 2013). "Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013 Ariella Arida: I'm ready to face all the challenges". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ Glaiza Jarloc (April 15, 2013). "Ariella Arida crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013". SunStar. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ Michael Josh Villanueva (April 15, 2013). "Binibining Pilipinas 2013 winners crowned". Rappler. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ PNA.GOV.PH (April 15, 2013). "24-year old beauty from Laguna crowned Bb. Pilipinas Miss Universe 2013". PTV News. Retrieved October 27, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^
  14. ^ Kai Magsanoc (October 23, 2013). "Miss Universe-PH Ariella Arida: Whatever happens is God's will for me". Rappler. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Miss Universe 2013 Voting Rules". Miss Universe. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Moreno, Carolina (November 9, 2013). "Miss Universe 2013 Winner Is Venezuela's Gabriela Isler (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ Chuck Smith (November 10, 2013). "Ariella Arida takes 3rd runner up in Miss Universe 2013". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Australia Renae Ayris
Miss Universe
(3rd Runner-up)

Succeeded by
Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen
Preceded by
Janine Tugonon
Miss Universe Philippines
Succeeded by
Mary Jean Lastimosa