UP graduate Ariella Arida bags Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown


01:18 AM April 15th, 2013

By: Armin Adina, April 15th, 2013 01:18 AM


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.


Other winners:

— 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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