One of the most anticipated events of the Miss Universe pageant is the National Costume competition.
Scheduled last night, many pageant fans were excitedly waiting to see their candidates in their national costumes, as 86 candidates modeled their costumes in Vegas Mall, Moscow, Russia.
Pageant loving Filipinos went gaga in finding a live streaming of the said event to see a glimpse of Ariella Arida’s national costume to no avail.
It was only around 2 in the morning that a picture of Ariella was posted on the internet to many pageant fans surprise. Surprise? Yes, surprise!
Ariella wore a terno with an electric pleated lower bodice which appeared to be a left-over of Janine Tugonon’s evening gown last year, but this time in gold color.
The national costume didn’t appeal to most pageant followers as it drew many negative comments from the fans, from cheap looking, to “pang SONA attire”.
Some pageant fans even asked Bb. Pilipinas owner Madame Araneta’s resignation for constantly disappointing pageant fans with the not appealing national costumes and evening gowns of our representative.
When high resolution pictures of Ariella’s national costume finally appeared on the net, some pageant followers begin to like it, as it appeared regal.
Here’s 2013 Miss Philippines Universe Ariella Arida’s national costume for you to judge.