Mariel De Leon, the Philippines’ bet in this year’s Miss International pageant in Japan was out early and failed to advance in Top 15. Miss Indonesia was declared the winner, crowned by last year’s Miss International, PH’s Kylie Versoza.
The countries who managed to get in the top 15 were: Curacao, United Kingdom, Ghana, Honduras, Japan, Ecuador, Finland, Laos, Venezuela, Slovakia, Indonesia, Panama, Thailand, Australia, and South Africa.
The Philippines’ bet Mariel De Leon made a noise a month before the pageant criticizing President Duterte and his administration on her social media account.
Here are some of the tweets of Mariel which are now already erased.
“Bloody Philippines,” August 18, 2017.
“It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that people are okay with murder because their leader says it is okay,” August 18, 2017.
Mariel was anticipated to be a front-runner in the beauty search, as predicted by pageant fanatics but things did not went well as expected. She failed to clinch a title and worst, exited early in the contest. The Philippines are performing really well in various beauty contests and always been included in the semi final round. Just recently, PH bagged two major crowns, Miss Earth Karen Ibasco and Reina HispanoAmericana Teresita Ssen Wynwin Marquez.
Mariel is the daughter of veteran actor Christopher De Leon and Sandy Andolong.
Instead of feeling bad on the failure of Mariel, it seems like netizens were celebrating. According to some, karma hit Mariel.
— aldub (@aldubfan_girl) November 14, 2017
Clapper si Mariel "Ew" De Leon. lol
What a great day!!
— Glinda Guerrero (@LaBellaGlinda) November 14, 2017
Miss International is all about peace, goodwill, friendship and understanding. Mariel De Leon just embodies the opposite. Kaya tama lang na hindi sya nakapasok. Eew.#MissInternational2017
— John Ardel Leonardo (@johnard_eL) November 14, 2017
I don’t think Mariel de Leon is doing a good job being an ambassador of peace. She’s responding to bashers with “You must have a sad life”.
— erik_reacts (@nurse_erik) November 3, 2017