Oct 29, 2013 10:11 PM EDT

Miss Philippines, Ariella Arida, Enjoys Miss Universe 2013 Pre-Pageant Events [SEE PHOTOS]

The Philippines' bet for Miss Universe, Ariella Arida, seems to be having the time of her life in the preliminary pageant activities for Miss Universe 2013.

The 24-year-old exotic stunner is all smiles while she hangs out with her fellow Asian candidates, Miss China's PR Jin Ye, Myanmar's Moe Set Wine, and Miss Vietnam. The Filipina beauty's Instagram account is flooded with photos of her enjoying with other delegates in various Miss Universe 2013-related activities.

Miss China posted a photo in her Instagram account showing Miss Philippines, Miss Thailand, and Miss Myanmar with the caption "Team Asia." It sure seems like the Asian delegates are confidently rocking the competition this early on. Ariella was also friendly with the Asian beauties during the swimsuit photo shoot, where the candidates donned white swimsuits from Yamamay, all themed "Ice Princesses." 

Also in her Instagram account, Ariella showcased her country's natural gift to the pageant, a set of orient sea pearls arranged as a necklace. The candidate wrote, "Presenting to you my national gift from the Pearl of the Orient Sea! One of the biggest pearls was found in the Philippines," along with the photo. Miss Philippines also made sure to snap a photo of her royal blue evening wear, which she will wear in the coronation night on November 9 in Moscow's Crocus City Hall.

Ariella Arida, Miss Philippines, is set to make her country proud by aiming close to the coveted title and crown. In a stroke of luck and because of her undeniable gorgeous looks, Ariella was chosen as one of the six Miss Universe 2013 candidates to appear in a Mercedes-Benz commercial for Russia. She shares this acclaim with Miss Germany Anne Julia Hagen, Miss Austria Doris Hoffman, Miss Russia Elmira Abdrazakova, Miss Poland Paulinia Krupinska, and Miss Mexico Cynthia Duque.

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