Ariella Hernandez Arida is the newly crowned Binibining Pilipinas - Universe 2013 at the age of 24. She was born in Laguna on 1989. Joining a beauty contest is a dream come true to this beautiful girl who captured the hearts of the judges during the pageant night held on April 14, 2013 at the Araneta Coliseum. She previously represented her hometown, Alaminos, Laguna in the Miss Philippine Earth 2012 when she won the title for the Mutya ng Laguna. She also bagged the Best in Swimsuit title in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant 2013. A graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Banos majoring in chemistry, Ariella loves sports, going to the beach and being outdoors. Her winning answer during the question and answer portion of the pageant is about teaching men being sensitive.