Many believed Janine Tugonon lost the Miss Universe crown last year because of her cheap-looking evening gown and that her spectacular answer in the final interview during the pageant finals was not enough to lift the low scores she may have gotten from the imported Barraza creation.
This year, many are anxious about the gown that Ariella Arida will wear in the preliminaries. And when it comes to the evening gowns that our previous delegates in MU wore in the past, they’re cohesive! Cohesively mediocre.
But before we tackle the evening gown, Ariella competed in national costume early Monday. What can you say about number in the above photo by Jory Rivera?
Here are some of netizens’ reactions on Facebook:
Dann General-Seterra: “Everybody was expecting na ang suot ni Ara is yung Cary Santiago creation na nanalo sa Bb. Pilipinas Nat Cos compet. Haaaaaay! Ara is still beautiful kahit di ganun kaganda filipiniana nya. Hoping next time that BPCI will let our candidates wear gowns and creations of top filipino designers. Go Ara! All lagunenios are proud of you!”