Fellow beauty queens defend Mariel de Leon on issue with Catriona Gray

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Mariel de Leon (third from left) finds allies in fellow beauty queens Katarina Rodriguez (far left) and Elizabeth Clenci (far right), who vouched that Mariel meant well with her comment on Catriona Gray (second from left) during a question-and-answer workshop. 

Ipinagtanggol si Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon ng kanyang kapwa beauty queens at kaibigan matapos siyang i-bash dahil sa naging komento niya sa Binibining Pilipinas 2018 candidate na si Catriona Gray.

Sa lumabas na video ng workshop para sa mga kandidata ng Binibining Pilipinas ay nagkomento si Mariel na tila "scripted" ang sagot ni Catriona sa interview.

Dahil dito ay binatikos nang husto ng ilang netizens si Mariel.

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Kaugnay nito, nag-post ng mensahe sina Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2017 Katarina Rodriguez at Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci upang ipagtanggol si Mariel.

Sina Katarina at Elizabeth ay batchmates at fellow winners ni Mariel sa Binibining Pilipinas 2017.

Sabi ni Katarina, na itinanghal ding first runner-up sa Miss Intercontinental 2017, “I can confidently say that Mariel is one of the nicest and most passionate ladies I have ever met. She is gentle and kind, yet daring and honest.”

Pinanood daw niya mula ang sinabi ni Mariel kay Catriona during the workshop.

Diin ni Katarina, “She did not insult Catriona, she did not speak of her in any offensive manner and please take it from someone who personally knows Mariel, she would not want to bring any person down.”

Ikinalulungkot daw niya ang pamba-bash kay Mariel.

“You don’t need to like Mariel, but at least respect her. Yung intentions niya hindi naman masama.

“Mariel wanted to help Catriona is all. It’s apparent na malakas si Catriona, she’s a performer, a model, and has a mind full of the brightest colors, and I’m sure she wouldn’t want those supporting her to spread any negativity, especially on social media.”


Nanawagan din si Katarina na suportahan lahat ng beauty queens at kandidata.

ELIZABETH'S INSTAGRAM STORY. Ito rin ang mensahe ng Instagram Story ni Elizabeth Clenci, na itinanghal na 2nd runner-up sa Miss Grand International pageant.

Sabi niya, “It honestly breaks my heart to see what’s happening… Even in local pageantry we can’t all seem to get along??”

Dapat daw na gamitin ang social media na may “boundaries and respect.”

“All the girls were given constructive criticism by all of us during the activity in Bataan.”

Pagkakakilala raw niya kay Mariel, “She is the most kindhearted, sweet soul you will meet.”

Ang pagbato ng netizens ng masasakit na salita laban kay Mariel ay isang uri ng pang-aabuso.

“It’s cyber bullying which is a form of abuse.”

Pakiusap pa niya, “Please guys I know how incredible and passionate you are as fans but let’s show the world we can be passionate fans in a POSITIVE way.”







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