Philippines' bet for Miss Universe Ariella Arida is officially leaving to compete of the 62nd Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow, Russia. Happening later today, Arida's send-of party is going to be at 1PM at Gateway for her official send-off to Miss Universe 2013 where media reps, pageant fans and supporters can take a glimpse and ask her questions before she embark on the most important competition in her life.
Proud Miss Philippines Ariella Arida is ready for her close-up and will be joined by Miss Universe Top 5 placers Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj as they give her support and guidance for the upcoming pageant. Madame Stella Marquez of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) will be there to oversee everything and to make sure that she is given a memorable turn.
Arida's departure to Moscow, Russia is scheduled on October 21 and for the past days the beauty queen is under house arrest to monitor her diet and exercise. Her strict regimen includes eating the right food, have proper hydration, enough sleep and strict compliance of her pageant exercise.
The 24-year-old beauty queen has been taking a lot of criticism and using it to improve herself as she goes to win the coveted crown. The pressure is definitely on after Mutya Johanna Datul won the Miss Supranational and Megan Young as the new Miss World, Arida is the Philippines' hope to finally bag the MU crown as years of having its candidate on the Top 5.
Philippines' is currently suffering from calamities after 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the central portion of the country, but despite all that the Filipinos are still in great spirit and sends their warm support to Arida.
Supporter Bo Iuga wrote on Facebook: "Despite the calamities that we had, I know God will always love and bless us with abundance in life, as Ara's journey to Miss Universe, we are hoping that she will bring home the crown and will give Filipinos a great hope and inspiration to stand against the fall of calamities.... Ara, your journey to Russia will be our journey too. Good luck and may God bless you. For the Philippines. Mabuhay!!!!!
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