This year’s pageant will see not one, but three contestants of Filipino heritage: Miss Philippines Ariella Arida, Miss Canada Riza Santos, and Miss Gabon, Ruth Jennifer Ondo Mouchita.
The Miss Universe organization issued new rules this week. The contestant who wins in the Best Evening Gown competition will be exempted from the final question. It is common knowledge that many frontrunners in the pageant end up losing the crown because of not-so-smart answers to the final question asked of the top five finalists.
The last three years saw the Philippines so close to winning the coveted crown, so the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, franchise holder of the Miss Philippines Universe Pageant, is leaving no stone unturned to win the crown this year. The Charities has commissioned a top Filipino designer to design the eveninng gown of Miss Philippines to ensure that she is exempted from the final question.
Aware that Pageant owner Donald Trump has a hand in deciding the Best in Evening Gown winner, the Filipino designer came up with a design that incorporates the Trump Tower in Las Vegas. The designer said that Miss Arida, whose features are a cross between Beyonce and Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls, will look stunning in this never before seen gown.
The Adobo Chronicles wishes Miss Arida the best of luck!