Ariella Arida in 'truth and dare' game; speaks up on Marian Rivera's ex

The Philippines’ Ariella Arida gamely acted like a chicken for a web-exclusive series put up by organizers of this year’s Miss Universe pageant.

All the Miss Universe 2013 contestants were made to participate in the classic “Truth and Dare” game, where they each answered a question and did something that was out of the box.

In Arida’s case, it was to “act like a chicken across the room.”

For the game’s “truth” portion, the 24-year-old Laguna lass was asked the question: “What do you miss most about being a kid?”


“So what I miss the most about being a kid is being fearless, young and carefree. Because when we were young, when I was a kid, I don’t have to carry any problems in my life. I just have to look for food when I am hungry, or ask for playmates when I am bored. So that is what I miss the most when I was a kid.”

Arida, thanked her suitor, actor Ervic Vijarde, for coming to her defense regarding her supposedly "offensive" statement against Latinas in pageants.

During a press conference held Tuesday for the launch of sports broadcaster Dyan Castillejo's new fitness website, Arida, in a phone interview, spoke about her ties with Vijarde.

The 24-year-old Alaminos-born beauty became linked to Vijarde, who was formerly in an eight-year relationship with actress Marian Rivera until 2009, after he admitted in an interview that he is courting Arida.

READ: Ariella Arida's suitor is Marian Rivera's former boyfriend

Referring to Vijarde's own word war with Mo Twister following the DJ's tirade against Arida, the beauty queen said, "Thankful ako dahil parang 'yung issue... Maraming salamat, naa-appreciate ko po 'yung ginawa niyang support sa akin."

"Kahit malayo pa po ako, feel ko parin na supportive pa rin siya, andiyan pa rin siya for me, so thankful po ako," she said.

Referring to Vijarde's aborted plans of flying to Moscow to watch her in the finals, Arida added, "At least napi-feel ko naman po 'yung support, 'yon po ang mas importante."


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