Miss Philippines Ariella Arida bested other 85 candidates in their “Ice Princess” glam shot to win the title as announced by Miss U organization on November 1.
This means that she is guaranteed already a spot in the Top 16 of the competition.
Miss Universe photographer Fadil Berisha described reasons why Ariella deserved the title: “In this glam shot, Arida transformed from her exotic sultry look into a high class fashion model. From her frizzy mane to her pout and down to her skin stone, Ara Arida is a force to be reckoned with as she can transform from different looks as long as she wishes. She’s now major favorite for the crown and if she continues to wow the judges, she could be the next to wear the Nexus crown.”
Miss Universe 2013 swimwear and evening gown preliminary competition will be held on November 5 with online streaming via Miss Universe official website http://www.missuniverse.com/members/contestants/year:2013 live from Crocus City Hall in Moscow.
The grand coronation night, however, is scheduled on November 9 in the same venue.