As a first-timer in the TWBA hot seat, beauty queen Ariella Arida took on the Fast Talk Challenge. According to Ariella, she would prefer a moreno than a mestizo; and a killer smile over a killer abs. She believes prayer holds more power than hard work. Ariella is the loudest when she is with her friends; and she thinks Piolo Pascual is the sexiest man in the Philippines.
Ariella is busy juggling her morning show Umagang Kay Ganda and Primetime series The Killer Bride where she takes on the role of Tatiana, aunt of Maja Salvador’s character, Camila. The said teleserye may be the first item in Ariella’s acting resume but netizens believe her skills surpass that of a newbie’s.
Ariella is overwhelmed with the praises she receives from The Killer Bride’s avid viewers. One of her most remarkable scenes, so far is when her character, Tatiana, did a strange ritual of rubbing pieces of crystals on her body to please the moon and heal her infertility.
While there are good words about her portrayal of Tatiana’s multifaceted persona, Ariella admits she also hears negative comments at times. The good thing is she knows how to handle constructive criticisms by using them as the drive to challenge and improve herself even more.
Her co-stars Maja Salvador and Janella Salvador also help her learn more about the craft she has just recently ventured on. Ariella said that she picks up techniques from Maja even with just watching her. “Ang sarap niya panoorin”, Ariella shared referring to Maja.
But, when asked about Tatiana’s edge over Camila and Emma, Ariella said that her character is both feisty and crazy. To test her kontrabida skills even more, Ariella gamely reenacted the lines originally delivered by Kapamilya iconic kontrabidas Emilia Torillo of Wildflower and Margaret Mondragon of Kadenang Ginto portrayed by Aiko Melendez and Andrea Brillantes, respectively.