Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo passed on the crown to her successor Maria Gabriela Isler from Venezuela on saturday. The 3rd runner up and one of the big favorite of this pageant, Miss Philippines Ariella Arida revealed on “Umagang Kay Ganda” episode on monday that Olivia was rooting for her.
Olivia Culpo hugged Ariella at the end of the competition, she told her “Hey Girl, you were so great. I was rooting for you.” Usually, even if we guess current Miss Universe have a favorite girl for the crown, they never revealed their choice. To be honest Miss Philippines was also my favorite (with Miss Spain) they were absolutely gorgeous, so natural… Philippines reminds me of Pocahontas, she was absolutely fabulous in her yellow gown with her black straight hair. And a venezuelan girl AGAIN, to Miss Universe Organization: Do you think you will change one day ? haha. The Philippines have won 2 Miss Universe crowns 1969 Gloria Diaz and 1973 Margarita Moran and the last european Miss Universe was elected in 1990 with Mona Grudt from Norway. (quote from mykiru.ph)
Olivia posted this Instagram a few days ago and wrote “With the gorgeous #MissPhilippines @araarida @MissUPhils last night during the #missuniverse Gift of Life Auction @RealBbPilipinas.”