Ariella Arida wins Bb. Pilipinas Gold

Ariella Arida was proclaimed winner of Bb. Pilipinas Gold on April 14, 2013. The 24-year-old beauty queen represented Alaminos, Laguna at the pageant.

Arida, who stands 5 feet and 7.5 inches tall, was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe for this year.

Ariella Arida
Ariella Arida (Photo:
Arida, who was candidate number 41 in the competition, is a B.S. Chemistry graduate from the University of the Philippines - Los Baños (UPLB) and has competed in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012.

During the Question and Answer (Q&A) portion, Arida’s question came from PNP chief Allan Purisima: “What lesson in life can women teach men?” which she confidently answered with:

“One lesson in life that women can teach men is being sensitive. Men are more logical when it comes to decisions. They’re rational and straightforward. Unlike women, we use our hearts and we tend to get emotional when we make our decisions. Sensitivity is something that we women can teach to men.”

Ariella Arida swimsuit
Ariella Arida in swimsuit
Arida will represent the country in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant, the specific date and venue of which are yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, the placers included Bea Rose Santiago (Bb. Pilipinas International), Mutya Johanna Datul (Bb. Pilipinas Supranational), Joanna Cindy Miranda (Bb. Pilipinas Tourism), and Pia Wurtzbach (1st Runner-Up).

View the complete list of winners and awardees here.