Miss Philippines is 3rd Runner-up in Miss Universe 2013

Ariella Arida, the winner of the 50th edition of Bb. Pilipinas 2013, had been making great waves eversince she reached Russia and her works had been rewarded and brought a chaos among the audience from the Philippines.

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A review of why the Philippines had been rejoicing…

SEMI-FINALISTS for Miss Universe 2013 
TOP 16
Costa Rica 
Ukraine 
China 
Ecuador 
Great Britain 
Indonesia 
Venezuela 
Dominican Republic 
Puerto Rico 
Spain 
USA 
Nicaragua 
Switzerland 
India 
Brazil
Philippines

the last to be called….brought a lot of nerves to the Filipino audience,whether they are watching in Russia, or thru live stream or at home as a cable/Cignal/Dream subscriber of Star World.

TOP 10 in Miss Universe 2013

SPAIN
PHILIPPINES
GREAT BRITAIN
INDIA
BRAZIL
USA
UKRAINE
ECUADOR
VENEZUELA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

second to be called and still the shouts and cheers are so loud for Miss Philippines 

then the final 5, where a lot where praying that her simple gown could be empowered by her catwalk and she did it by entering top 5

TOP 5 in Miss Universe 2013
Ecuador
Brazil 
Spain 
Philippines 
Venezuela

And she was able to  nail the question and answer and the only one who didn’t use an interpreter and among the top 5 she is the only one sporting a straight hair without the waves,

Based from the post of Femina MIss India, here is the transcript of the Q and A

Q/A round at Miss Universe 2013

Ecuador

What would happen to the world if we could no longer use the internet?

Ans: Tech has disadvantages – we are no longer close with our families. We use the methodology of computers and internet for the positive. It is never too later to start. Let’s start now.

Brazil

What is your opinion in places that do not allow women to vote, or drive cars?

Ans: Good evening everybody! In my opinion, we as women achieved our independence through time. Unfortunately nowadays we still have problems with our independence. But we need to keep our open minds because nowadays we are homemakers, part of a work force. We are capable of everything.

Spain

What is the most significant thing we can do help elect women to political offices around the world?

Ans: In order to select a good woman she must posses good qualities in order to do a good job discipline, knows how to adapt… so she can fulfill her job

Philippines

What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their career around the world?

Ans: do believe we should invest in education – and that is my primary advocacy. … Education is primary source and it is ticket for better future.

Venezuela

What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?

Ans: We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger As soon as we overcome our fears we can face any challenge

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then the result came

4TH RUNNER-UP: BRAZIL
3RD RUNNER-UP: PHILIPPINES
2ND RUNNER-UP: ECUADOR
1ST RUNNER-UP: SPAIN
MISS UNIVERSE 2013: VENEZUELA

and the Filipinos, including this author, are sad about the result but still felt great she made it to top 5.

Photo credits to the owners.

 

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