Now that the Philippines has joined the ranks of Brazil and Venezuela in winning the "Big Four" international beauty pageants, the stake is getting higher after the Philippines won two straight victories in the recent Miss World 2013 and Miss Supranational 2013.
Mutya Johanna Datul was hailed as Miss Supranational 2013 at the coronation night held in Belarus' Sports Palace on September 6, 2013, 22 days later Megan Young was crowned as the first Filipina to win the Miss World crown. So the question now is, will Philippine's bet Ariella Arida win the Miss Universe crown?
The 21-year old Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul is the first Asian to win in the fifth edition of the pageant and was awarded as Miss Supranational Personality in one of the pre-coronation events. Datul bested 83 other contestants and emerged as the top winner beating Miss Mexico, Miss Turkey, Miss Indonesia and Miss US Virgin islands in the Top 5.
Megan Young was crowned as Miss World 2013 in a glittering finale in Bali, Indonesia where she bested 126 beauty queens from all over globe. Young wowed the judges and crowed when she answered the pageant's final question: Why should you be Miss World?
"I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way they do, how they're living their lives. And I will use these core values and understanding not only in helping others but to show other people how they can understand others, to help others. ... So that as one, together, we shall help society. Thank you!"
Now the rest of the world is waiting for Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia which is scheduled to have its coronation on November 9, 2013. Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida is the country's bet to win the Miss Universe elusive crown. Will she continue the winning streak of the Philippines?
Arida is a certified hit based on online polls and this could work for her advantage since the pageant is more than a month's time. With her Kim-Kardashian-cum-Nicole Scherzinger vibe, Arida will surely charm the judges away with her well-known "ariba walk."
Before Miss Universe pageant, Philippines is sending another delegate to compete in Miss Tourism Queen International in Xianning, China on October 3, 2013. A tourism graduate, Cindy Miranda will represent Philippines for this year's pageant.
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