Hindi na raw apektado si Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon ng mga negatibong komento bunsod ng kanyang posts sa social media.
Nakilala ang anak nina Christopher de Leon at Sandy Andolong sa pagghahayag ng kanyang opinyon sa political issues at ilang beses nang nasangkot sa kontrobersiya dahil sa social media posts niya.
Ilan sa mga taong nakabangga ni Mariel sa social media ay sina Mocha Uson at Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
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“I don’t care about the negative people.
“I accept support, I accept love, but with negativity, go away.
"I don’t mind it anymore, I don’t care about it anymore," pahayag ng beauty queen sa interview sa kanya ni Boy Abunda sa episode ng Tonight With Boy Abunda nitong Lunes, December 11.
Sabi pa ni Mariel, marami na siyang natanggap na masasakit na pambabatikos kaya’t hindi na siya apektado.
“I’ve read a lot of nasty things, I’ve heard a lot of nasty things.
“If you’ve seen everything, you’ve heard everything, you’ve read everything, nothing can affect you anymore.
“And as they say, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, and I definitely am stronger.”
FAILED MISS INTERNATIONAL BID. Natanong din ang beauty queen tungkol sa pagkatalo niya sa Miss International 2017.
Hindi nakapasok sa Top 15 si Mariel.
Ano sa tingin niya ang nangyari at natalo siya?
Tugon ni Mariel, “I don’t think anything went wrong. It’s more of, it really wasn’t meant for me.
“I know I gave my all. I did my best. I did what I could do. I did what I had to do.
“It wasn’t just my destiny.
"And for me, that was okay because, at least, I got to stand on an international stage with 70 other women.
“That’s why it’s win or learn, kasi I gained a lot of experiences, memories.
"I didn’t really lose anything."
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ON MOCHA USON. Natanong din si Mariel kung may pagsisisi ba siya nang maghayag ng kanyang opinyon sa appointment ni Mocha Uson bilang assistant secretary ng Presidential Communications Operations Office noong Mayo.
Nagpahayag lang daw siya ng opinyon.
“I didn’t think it would have that much of an impact. “
Gayunpaman, wala raw siyang pagsisisi sa kanyang tweet.
“If I didn’t post that, then I wouldn’t be who I am today, I wouldn’t be where I am today, with the things that are happening right now.
“I was just being myself, honestly. I just wanted to voice out an opinion, which I have a right to do.
“Everyone has the right to do that.”