At least three Filipinos were included in the official lists of candidates in the upcoming Miss Universe 2013 which will be held later this year. The Philippine candidate, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013 Ariella Arida is scheduled to compete with at least 84 beauties from around the world.
The 24-year-old Ariella Arida will also compete against two other candidates with Pinay blood. Ariella Arida will be competing against Riza Santos from Canada, and Ruth Jennifer Ondo Mouchita from Miss Gabon.
Riza Santos won the recently concluded Miss Canada beauty pageant and will represent her country for the Miss Universe. Riza Santos is a former Pinoy Big Brother housemate and FHM Philippines cover girl. She also had an appearance with Philippine movies.
The other Filipina who will be competing in the world’s most popular beauty pageant, Miss Universe 2013, came from the Western African state of Gabon, Miss Ruth Jennifer Ondo Mouchita. The 20-year-old Ruth was born to a full-blooded Filipina mother.