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.
Arielle impressed judges during the Q & A 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.
2012 Bb. Pilipinas winners Janine Tugonon, Nicole Schmitz and Katrina Jayne Dimaranan passed their crowns to their respective successors.
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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 fourth runner-up Venus Raj and Miss Universe 2011 third 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