Since Ariella Arida landed on Sheremetyevo airport, Filipinos from all over Moscow have been showing her their love and support.
Super met three exceptional supporters.
Filipinos everywhere are known for their resilience and determination to succeed. In Moscow, Russia, they find themselves in the right place—at the right time—for an annual global spectacle.
They share their unforgettable moments with our bet, Ariella.
Lhen Algones Buan, caregiver
“I was there at the airport when Ariella arrived. I could see her from the immigration, where people greeted her and shook her hands. I didn’t immediately realize that the two men beside me in the waiting area were her official driver and escort to her hotel. ‘She’s very beautiful and sexy,’ said the driver, whose complementary gesture was quite arresting.
“At a glance, I caught the positive aura of Ariella. I watched her on the news that night and she was really glowing. Our countrymen here see her unique beauty, which is why we strongly believe she will win!”
Yhen Ordanez, freelancer
“Ariella is beautiful—her beauty is 100-percent screaming Miss Universe. Our welcome was reciprocated with her warm smile and sweet greetings. She made sure to greet all Filipinos who came and gathered to support her throughout the pageant.”
Rowena Linga Znak, housewife
“I’ve met Ariella twice: first, at the airport; and second, in a mall event. When she stepped out of the airport, I immediately requested if she could do a video greeting for Pinoy fans and supporters in Russia. Wonderfully, she obliged. She then posed for photo ops with our group.
“It was quite awkward because we all knew she was tired after her long-haul flight. Never did she once excuse herself to leave. She was so accommodating and was always smiling.
“One could feel her positive vibes and kind heart. I love this girl! She is so down-to-earth and grounded.
“Both these encounters were almost surreal. Never in my life did I imagine I would meet a beauty queen—a real one, indeed!”