Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida wins "Ice Princess" title in winter-themed Miss Universe glam shot competition

She’s rumored to be a strong contender for the crown. reports that Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida bested 86 other beauty queens from all over the world to win grand prize in the Miss Universe 2013 glam shoot held on November 1.


The report explained that Arida was picked as the winning "Ice Princess" of the shoot from a shortlist of 15 candidates called "Ice Princesses" who impressed the judges during the shoot. An article in the International Business Times quoted photographer Fadil Berisha as saying that the 24-year-old beauty queen looked like a "high class fashion model" in her photos and praised her as "a force to be reckoned with as she can transform from different looks as long as she wishes." The Australian news site previously named Arida as one of the candidates to beat in the pageant.


Prior to topping the glam shoot, Arida was also chosen as one of six Miss Universe contestants who would star in a commercial for pageant sponsor Mercedes-Benz. The Miss Universe coronation night will be held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on November 9 (November 10 in the Philippines).


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