Ariella’s Downfall was the Yellow Gown?

Ariella Arida in an 'Aquino yellow' Alfredo Barazza gown... could she have worn better?

Ariella Arida in an ‘Aquino yellow’ Alfredo Barazza gown… could she have worn better?

After being disappointed (and yet thankful) that Ariella Arida of the Philippines placed 3rd Runner up in the Miss Universe 2013, Pinoy pageant fans are now harping on the golden yellow gown that she wore calling it a ‘Colombian disaster.’Ā  The designer of her competition gown is Alfredo Barraza of Colombia, the compatriot of Stella Marquez Araneta who owns the Bb. Pilipinas and Miss Philippines Universe franchises.

One of my readers complained on Facebook saying:

“Mrs. Araneta should start giving Filipino designers the chance to dress up our candidates and stop patronizing her own Colombian designers. Our candidates’ gowns have been blah and do not help them at all.”

However, some pageant fans have found the ‘Aquino yellow’ gown of Ariella Arida quite captivating saying that “it suits her and makes her look so regal!”

What do you think? Would Ariella Arida have had a better impact if she wore a Filipino gown made by one of our star designers like Michael Cinco, Francis Libiran or Eric delos Santos? I’d like to know!