Ariella Arida is 3rd runner-up in 2013 Miss Universe

CONGRATULATIONS, ARA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes on top at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

CONGRATULATIONS, ARA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes on top at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes 3rd runner-up in the 2013 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She continues the winning performance of the last 3 representatives to the pageant:

The last Filipino Miss Universe is still Margie Moran-Floirendo who won the crown in 1973.

2013 Miss Universe: Venezuela Gabriela Isler

Other candidates in the 2013 Miss Universe Top 5 are:

Candidates in the Top 10 are:

Candidates in the Top 16 are:

Special award:

Here are Rappler's stories on Ara's 2013 Miss Universe journey:

If you missed the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, here is Rappler's live blog:

- With reports from Kai Magsanoc and Stacy de Jesus/Rappler.com