Mariel’s photos in this feature were all taken by my coverage partner Joy Arguil from the Pre-Miss Universe MAC Workshop that we attended at the cosmetic brand’s HQs at 8 Rockwell. And you can see how well MUA Gery Penaso has transformed her face into a glowing work of art. And she can only return the compliment with a smile that tells us that she is ready for a return to Araneta Coliseum.
Honestly, you need to experience Mariel as a person and in person to be able to appreciate the totality of her potentials as a beauty queen – those square-ish jawlines that distract some. Those facial moles that get mixed reviews from the rest. And the figure that prompts more than a few to suggest more fitness training with John Cuay. She will do her homework. Just you wait and see. A lot can be done in more than a month’s time (the photos here were taken last January 11). She will show up at the BPCI Office on or before February 24.