Miss Philippines Ariella Arida is slowly emerging as the front runner for the coveted Miss Universe crown. She was recently chosen among six candidates for the Mercedes-Benz commercial and now, she has bagged the top prize in the Ice Princesses glam shoot.
The stunning photo shoot had the contestants show off their glamorous side. Out of the 87 candidates, only 15 were chosen and Arida walked off with the top honour. Below is the list of top five contestants in the shoot.
Miss Australia takes the fifth place while in the fourth place is Miss South Africa. The third place goes to Miss Great Britain and in the second place is Miss Spain. The winner is Miss Philippines.
Arida looks like she might be following in the footsteps of Megan Young, the stunning phillipino who bagged the Miss World crown this year. She also bagged the best swimsuit body award when she won Miss Universe-Philippines on April 14, 2013. This year, the contest, owned by billionaire Donald Trump is held in Moscow, Russia.
The reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo from USA, will crown her successor in a grand finale on 9 November.
Meanwhile, the contestants' supporters can give them a much needed push by voting for them and making sure that their favourite contestant seals her spot in the semi finals. All you have to do is go to http://www.missuniverse.com or http://www.telemundo.com.
The contestant with the maximum votes wins an easy spot in the semis. The voters need to be above 16 years of age and possess a valid email id to vote. The competition will air on 9 November at 1 am GMT on NBC. The worldwide event will take place at Crocus City Hall in Moscow.