HER NATIONAL COSTUME may not be as colorful or as fabulous as those of the 85 other candidates vying for the Miss Universe 2013 crown but Philippines Ariella Arida made her country proud once more as she simply showcases real Filipina world-class beauty and elegance a Miss Universe winner should have in her national costume during the competition held Monday, October 4 (Philippine Time) in Moscow, Russia.
Arida, who has been predicted by majority of pageant sites across the world to win this years crown, walked with grace and poise more than enough to get not only the judges but the worlds attention as the national costume competition was streamed live online and telecast in various countries worldwide.
The Filipina beauty was wearing a dirty white Filipiniana gown embroidered with silver sequences on the upper half while the lower portion was similar to Janine Tugonons blue gown last year. On her head was a simple head dress.
Though most of her critics said her costume wasnt really great compared with others, her supporters believe Arida nailed it once more.
Our photographer-friend, Jory Rivera who is now in Moscow covering the Miss Universe competition was able to snap some photos and we are sharing one with you here. Do you think shes great in this costume or not? We will let you decide