Miss Universe 2013 third runner-up Ariella Arida joined hosts Karla Estrada and Melai Cantiveros as they featured the homecoming of the newly crowned Miss Q & A grand winner Juliana Parizcova Segovia on Magandang Buhay on Tuesday, July 10.
Juliana was shocked as Melai invited their surprise guest Ariella who personally congratulated her success in winning Miss Q & A. The crowned queen even stood up to greet Ariella, "Nakakaloka, totoong reyna ang kaharap ko ngayon, katabi ko.” she said.
Juliana shared the story of how she used to mimic Ariella’s signature styles and even used her name. "Dati ginagaya ko rin ang pangalan niya sa mga Miss Gay. Hindi ba sa Miss Universe... 'yung straight hair (niya) na ganyan. So nag-gaganoon ako,"
Meanwhile, Ariella first congratulated Juliana on Twitter.
"Yung farewell speech niya pa lang, kinompare ko na 'yung speech mo sa dalawa mong kasama, doon ako namangha sa iyo… Tapos 'yung mga word ay coming from the heart. So sabi ko 'ay siya na talaga ito,'" said Arida when asked her thoughts on the pageants’ results. "It's not about beauty, physical; ang mahalaga ay beauty inside. At siyempre napatunayan ni Juliana na mamahalin ka ng tao hindi lang sa physical mo kung hindi sa naishi-share mo, 'yung wit mo, 'yung talino mo," she added.
On the same episode, Juliana also received an LGBTQ award from Ladlad Partylist. The award was given to her as an outstanding Filipino LGBTQ member, for raising awareness and sensitizing society about LGBT issues and concerns, and for inspiring the LGBT community by winning the said ‘Its Showtime’ pageant.
Watch the episode here: