Ariella Hernandez Arida, otherwise known as Ara Arida, is a Filipina fashion model and television personality. She was born on November 20, 1988 in Alaminos, Laguna to public school teachers Estella and Arlesito Arida. She is best known for being the crowned Miss Universe-Philippines in the year 2013. After winning the competition, she joined the Miss Universe 2013 which was held in Russia and proudly represented her country. She finished the 3rd Runner-Up place during the pageant. In 2012, she was also one of the candidates for the Miss Philippines Earth pageant.
Prior to joining beauty pageants, Ariella prepared herself physically by practicing a healthy and disciplined diet. She said in an interview, “I have to really cut my carbs and rice. No rice, no carbs, no sweets since December last year. I’m naturally thin, but I have to lose some weight still and I have to tone my body.”
In particular, she said, “I’m so strict with my foods right now. All should be steamed. No salt, no carbs, no sweets, nothing like that. I’m basically eating steamed broccoli, fish, chicken, without taste.” Well, what a real dedication!
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 26)
Height: 173 cm | 5 feet, 8 Inches
Weight: (not known)
Bra/Bust Size: 12B | 34B
Waist Size: 66 cm | 26 in
Hip Size: 86 cm | 34 in