The stunning lady who hails from Laguna bested 49 other contestants during the coronation night held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, April 14. The 24-year-old winner is a Chemistry graduate from UP Los Baños, Laguna.
Arielle impressed the judges during the Question & Answer portion with her answer on what women can teach men.
“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,” she said.
Bea Santiago was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-International, Joanna Cindy Miranda was declared Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism, while Mutya Johanna Datul was named Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational. Pia Wurtzbach meanwhile, emerged as first runner-up.
The 2012 Bb. Pilipinas winners Janine Tugonon, Nicole Schmitz and Katrina Jayne Dimaranan passed their crowns to their respective successors.
In celebration of the pageant’s 50th year, former Bb.Pilipinas winners, including Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran, Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj and Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up graced the event.
The special awardees are: Miss Friendship - Lourenz Grace Remetillo; Miss Talent - Ana Carmela Aquino; Miss Photogenic - Mutya Johanna Datul; Best in National Costume- Alaine Baccay; Best in Swimsuit – Ariella Arida; Best in Evening Gown - Mutya Johanna Datul; Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Awards - Ellore Noelle Punzalan; Bb. Petron - Joanna Cindy Miranda; Creamsilk Beyond Beautiful Woman - Joanna Cindy Miranda; Bb. San Mig Zero Fit & Sexy Body - Pia Wurtzbach; Bb. Avon - Bea Santiago; Bb. Philippine Airlines - Nicole Donesa; Bb. Pilipinas -PAGCOR - Imelda Sweighart; Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chair Stella Marquez-Araneta was also given a tribute.
The coronation night, hosted by Martin Nievera and Dawn Zulueta, was aired in ABS-CBN. /MP