Russians Amazed at Filipinos' Support for Ariella
Sends out message of hope for calamity-stricken Filipinos
The Russians and the other nations represented the Miss Universe competition are impressed not only by Miss Philippines Ariella Arida’s lovely face, stunning figure or engaging personality. They are completely floored by the outpouring of love and support being shown by the Filipino communities in Moscow and around the world.
The recently concluded preliminary competitions showed this love to the hilt when Filipinos wildly cheered for Ariella as she sashayed across the massive stage in her red bikini and later on in a stunning yellow gown.
“I draw my strength from the Filipinos who keep lifting me up. In fact, the Russians told me that they are so amazed by all the love that I’m getting from my country. I feel so blessed because of their support,” Ariella gushes.
When asked how she rates her performance and her “crowd favorite” status, Ariella says, “I did my best in the preliminary competitions and of course I want to land in the top 16, then go, go, go and eventually win the crown! Of course I am both happy and privileged to be a part of most of the important events. But I refuse to be distracted over things of which I have no control like how the judges will think. So instead of worrying, I just try to have fun and do my best for the Philippines!”
While several pundits and media agencies have been giving fearless forecasts about her bagging the much-coveted title and Nexus crown, Ariella herself chooses to simply enjoy every minute of the pageant. “This is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime. The rehearsals are bringing us (the girls) closer to each other and it has always been a healthy and friendly environment from the start. Sayang naman ang moment if I am bogged down by senseless worrying.
Ariella discloses that if there is one thing that worries her, it is the state of her kababayans who are taking a beating from natural calamities and wars like Bohol, Cebu and Zamboanga. Ariella sends this message of hope to Filipinos who are in dire straits because of these natural and man-made tragedies, “I know that we Filipinos can surpass everything. Knowing Filipinos, these situations make us stronger and more united to help each other. Alam kong malalampasan natin ang lahat no matter what. Stay strong and positive. I send out my love to all those who are affected. Maliit mang kaligayahan ang maidudulot nito, basta, in my heart and in my mind, I will try to bring home the crown for the Philippines!”
Help Ariella get into the semifinals by voting for her at www.missuniverse.com. One can vote up to 100 times daily from a valid e-mail address. The 2013 Miss Universe Coronation Night will be held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on November 9 and will be telecast at ABS-CBN.