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Ariella talks about Willie and the real reason why she moved to ABS-CBN

Ariella Arida
Ariella Arida

ARIELLA Arida was our representative to the Miss Universe Pageant held in Moscow, Russia in 2013 and she placed as third runner up. She hails from Alaminos, Laguna and has a degree in chemistry from UP Los Baños. After her stint as Bb. Pilipinas, she became a co-host in “Wowowin” and was also a judge in “Showtime”.

She tried her hand in acting last year in ABS-CBN’s daytime series, “Playhouse”, and now, she’s in the cast of a new teleserye, “The Killer Bride”, where she co-stars with Maja Salvador and Joshua Garcia. Ariella is also the face of Cosmo Skin’s Grape Seed Extract or GSE for the third straight year. This is part of the No Filter campaign of Bargn Pharmaceuticals headed by Nino Bautista and Redentor Gatus.

“GSE is considered a superstar as it has huge antioxidant properties and offers many benefits needed for good health,” she says. “The elements found in it are 20 times greater than Vitamin E and 50 times greater than Vitamin C, improving flexibility in joints, arteries, blood pressure and body tissues. It also fights the skin condition known as melasma, a dark pigmentation of the skin due to aging and exposure to the sun. GSE also has anti-aging properties that prevents wrinkles. My skin is now free from dark spots and I don’t even need any filter to conceal blemishes. You can get Cosmo Skin GSE in all Watsons outlet nationwide and check cosmo-skin.com or follow Cosmo skin on Facebook and Instagram for information about Cosmo Skin GSE.”

She was linked to Willie Revillame when she was with “Wowowin”. Is it true Willie tried to woo her? “No, sa first meeting pa lang namin, he asked me kung may boyfriend ako and I didn’t lie, inamin ko agad na meron, kasi may boyfriend nga ako that time. But in spite of that, kinuha pa rin niya akong co-host and I really enjoyed my stay in the show. Nahasa ako maging host, but no, he never courted me.”

What about the rumor that she left GMA and moved to ABS-CBN because of differences with Willie? “That’s not true po. If you’d notice, talaga naman silang nagpapalit ng co-hosts doon. In my case, nagka-conflict, kasi may assignment ako abroad, so I had to leave the show. But there’s no bad blood at all between me and Kuya Willie or GMA. Nataon lang, Director Jeffrey Jeturian offered me a role in ‘Playhouse’ kaya napunta ako sa ABS and now, may bago na nga akong ginagawang teleserye.”

So is she and her boyfriend then still on? “ As of now, wala po akong boyfriend. Sinusubukan ko ang acting at nagsisimula pa lang ako rito. I’m enjoying it naman, so I want to focus on this muna.”