NOEL FERRER: Isang oras bago ang Miss International 2017 pageant, nagti-text-an na kami ng butihing ina ng ating kandidatang si Mariel de Leon.
Konnichiwa! Tomorrow is the day! This whole experience (from my first time joining BBP 2013 to BBP 2017 and now MI 2017) has been such a long and wonderful journey. I loved every moment of it; the good and the bad. It has made me a stronger, wiser, and empowered woman. More than I thought I ever could be. It has taught me to push my limits, to break down walls, to fight harder, to take risks, and to be courageous. I am proud of the woman I have become. I am proud to be able to break down stereotypes and inspire people to be themselves. But I still have a long way to go. I wouldn’t have come this far without the memories I’ve made, the mistakes I’ve learned, and the people who have supported me all the way. I would like to thank all the people who have been with me throughout this whole journey. You know who you are. I have been receiving so much love and support not only from Filipinos, but also supporters from all around the world. May God bless your kind hearts! To my family, I love you all so much! You have had my back since day 1, through all the good and bad. I can definitely say that I have the most open, loving and supportive family in the whole world! And I know that just by me coming this far and fighting this hard, you are all already so proud of me and THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME. I will not be afraid because I trust God and His plans for me, WHATEVER THEY MAY BE. God has given me a crown in my heart and that is better than any other crown in this world. This fight is not only for me, not only for my family, not only for the Philippines, but most importantly it is for GOD. To God be ALL the glory! Thank you! Salamat po! Domo arigatou gozaimasu! ï¿½??? #MissInternationalPhilippines #MissInternationalPhilippines2017 #MissInternational #ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ #MissInternational2017 #ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½2017
Ang sabi ni Sandy Andolong, “Tears just kept running down my cheeks while (her daughter) Mica & I prayed for her (Mariel) last night. It was because of knowing & recognizing God's great love & mercy for us.
"Whatever happens, Mariel is doing it for our country and for our God who has been good to her and to all of us."
Ilang sandali pagkatapos ay nag-post si Sandy ng isang message para sa ating mga kababayan kaugnay ng timpalak na dinadaluhan nila ngayon sa Tokyo, Japan.
JERRY OLEA: Hirap at asiwa si Mariel sa National Costume. Luksa ang kulay at dating! How can you project grace with such costume? Bet ko si Miss Indonesia... gandara!
NOEL FERRER: Kuntodo wave ng Philippine flag si Papa Boyet de Leon at naka IG-live si Sandy Andolong sa mga nangyayari dun sa Tokyo.
Maliban kay Mariel, pinalakpakan nila nang todo si Miss Portugal na siyang napakabait daw na roommate ni Mariel.
JERRY OLEA: Naka-one-piece swimsuit si Mariel. Hindi kagandahan ang suot niya... o ang porma ng katawan niya?! She oozes confidence, pero hindi siya stand out.
JERRY OLEA: Ang lakas ng dating ni Miss Venezuela sa swimwear!
JERRY OLEA: Sa mga nag-one-piece swimsuit, meron kayang papasok sa semi-finals?
NOEL FERRER: Maganda ang naging message ng reigning at outgoing Miss International Kylie Verzosa na umuupo ring isa sa mga judges ngayong taon. Culture, education and international understanding ang naging focus ng kanyang reign.
“Diversity should not be regarded as barriers but resources for international understanding,” sabi ni Kylie.
“To the next Miss International, be the best version of yourself and shine and show everything that is good that Miss International stands for,” paalala ni Kylie.
JERRY OLEA: Ang unang Miss International ay ang 23-anyos na si Miss Colombia Stella Marquez.
Ginanap ang timpalak noong Agosto 12, 1960 sa Long Beach, California, USA.
JERRY OLEA: OK naman si Mariel sa Long Gown. Puwedeng mapasama sa Top 10 sa segment na iyon... kahit paano...
JERRY OLEA: Mabilis ang pace ng timpalak na Miss International, na may live streaming sa iba't ibang online platform. Walang kung anu-anong kyeme latik na special awards ng sponsors.
Opening ang National Costume segment. Sumunod agad ang Swimsuit. At nag-Farewell Speech (hindi Farewell Walk) ang Miss International 2016 na si Kylie Verzosa.
Konting tsikahan ng hosts at umariba na ang Long Gown competition. Saka pa lang nagkaroon ng intermission number.
JERRY: Miss International-Asia - Korea
Miss International-Europe - UK
Miss International-America - Bolivia
Miss International-Africa - Ghana
Miss International-Australia - New Zealand
JERRY OLEA: Top 15 - Curacao, Venezuela, Slovakia, UK, Ghana, Honduras, Japan, Ecuador, Finland, Laos, Indonesia, Panama, Thailand, Australia, South Africa...
Thank You Girl si Mariel.
JERRY OLEA: Top 8 - Curacao, Ecuador, Japan, Laos, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Indonesia, Australia.
JERRY OLEA: Miss National Costume - Japan; Miss Perfect Body - Australia; Miss Best Dresser - Indonesia.
JERRY OLEA: 4th runner-up - Japan; 3rd runner-up - Australia; 2nd runner-up - Venezuela; 1st runner-up - Curacao.
JERRY OLEA: Miss International... INDONESIA! Yehey! Wagi ang bet namin!
Sa National Costume pa lang ay standout agad siya sa amin!
Sa Swimwear, angat para sa amin si Venezuela na mala-manika ang alindog.
Sa Long Gown, wagi para sa amin si Curacao, na paborito yata ng direktor o organizer/s kaya madalas ipakita.
Tama ang Top 3 namin at eventual winner. Nagkapalit lang ng puwesto sa hula namin sina Curacao at Venezuela.
First time magwagi ang Indonesia sa Miss International! Congrats!
NOEL FERRER: Sandy Andolong might just stay in Tokyo and go home with Mariel and she says that, “I want to be with her especially now thag she needs the support of family.”
Asked about Mariel’s bashers, Sandy said, “I expected those already. Let’s us just focus on the good. God bless us all!”
NOEL FERRER: Next up is Miss World 2017!
Miss World 2017 will be the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant. It will be held on 18 November 2017 at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.
118 contestants from all over the world will compete for the crown at ang representative natin ay si Laura Lehmann.