05 July 2013

Moscow reports Miss Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida as the reigning Miss Universe winner

I can't help myself but to blog this article which appears in a Russian online independent newspaper. The Moscow News obviously committed error by labeling Ariela Arida, Philippines representative to the Miss Universe 2013 pageant to be held in Moscow, Russia, as the reigning winner or the Miss Universe 2012 titleholder instead of USA's Olivia Culpo. I know this isn't a big deal as this is only a typographical error but pageant pundits are taking this seriously.

Originally, the online newspaper wrote that "the current Miss Universe is Ariella Arida of the Philippines." But when pageant fans who noticed the error started giving out comments to the article, it was immediately proofread. Now if you check the news story, the last paragraph acknowledges the erratum.

This mistake caused many pageant fans who are obviously jealous about the latest success of the Philippines at Miss Universe to conclude that result is already fixed as early as now with Miss Philippines 2013 as the winner. I know there is no basis of this allegation and this is simply just a product of a very wild imagination.

But this means something. Philippines has obviously made its mark once again in the field of pageantry just like in the 70's and early 80's and all eyes are set on the lady who will be wearing the Philippine sash.

Do you think so?