UP graduate Ariella Arida bags Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crownBy Armin Adina
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—A BS chemistry graduate of the University of the Philippines bagged the Bb. Pilipinas Universe title Sunday night.
Ariella Arida, who also participated in last year’s Ms. Philippines-Earth pageant, got the coveted title over 49 other candidates.
Bea Santiago was declared Bb. Pilipinas-International; Cindy Miranda, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism; Mutya Datul, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational; and actress and model Pia Wurtzbach, 1st runnerup.
– Ms. Friendship—Lourenz Grace Remetillo
– Ms. Talent—Ana Carmela Aquino
– Best in National Costume—Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay
– Reader’s choice—Ellore Noelle Punzalan
– Bb. Petron—Joanna Cindy Miranda
– Ms. Photogenic—Mutya Johanna Datul
The others who landed in the Top 15 were: Imelda Schweighart; Grace Yann Apuad; Charmaine Elima; Rhea Nakpil; Amanda Navasero; Noelle Punzalan; Camille Nazar; Mariel de Leon; Joyce Respicio; and Parul Shah.
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