Binatikos ng netizens ang picture ni Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon sa official Instagram page ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.
Sa comment section, napagdiskitahan ng netizens ang “you sound scripted” comment ni Mariel kay Catriona Gray sa interview nila sa Binibining Pilipinas 2018 candidates.
Narito ang ilang komento ng netizens:
Ngunit hindi sumagot ang beauty queen turned actress sa mga ito.
Sa Twitter, nagbigay ng pahayag si Mariel tungkol sa kanyang larawan na aniya ay hindi kaaaya-aya.
Pero hindi niya binigyang linaw ang tungkol kay Catriona.
Sabi ng anak nina Christopher de Leon at Sandy Andolong, “I know I look unflattering in that photo. But you know what? I don’t care.
"I am proud of the woman I am today and nothing will ever shake my confidence and love for myself.
"I know how it feels. I’ve been a victim of body shaming and bullying.
“It does take time to learn to love yourself, but you’ll get there one day. Trust me.
"It took time for me but I learned to truly love myself, be happy, and not give a damn about what other people think of me.
“Ladies (and gents), it’s time we love ourselves for who we truly are. Never be ashamed of yourself. Never be ashamed of what or who makes you happy.
“It’s time to show the media and everyone else that we won’t be swayed by their standards and the crazy standards set by society.
“No matter what color, race, religion, shape, or size.
“Love yourself, queen.”