Fresh from their Miss World victory, Filipinos are now up in arms as they embark in a new battle and this time to capture the country’s third Miss Universe crown. Since the 1973 victory of Margarita Moran, the Philippines almost snatched the victory twice – in 1999 with Miriam Quiambao and last year with Janine Tugunon. This week, Ariella Arida tops our Hot Picks for being the most talked candidate after a series of photo submission flops. Pressured by the rabid fans, the original photo of Ariella at the official Miss Universe site was removed and replaced with a better one. Is the Philippines on the path to victory? Or will they clap this time around?