We are nearing the homestretch of Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Today, the Binibinis had a big National Costume video and photoshoot featuring the Makati skyline. And tomorrow, the back-breaking rehearsals will begin inside the Araneta Coliseum.
If you still haven’t noticed by now, I’ve started re-blogging the perceived front-runners which started with Sirene Sutton last week. This time around, we have your #Binibini15 Maria Angelica de Leon, or Mariel for short.
First, here is a short video of her latest personal pictorial.
You have to hand it to Mariel for having one of the most impact-ful presence whenever she takes her turn for the spotlight. Unless you have personally seen her presentation skills, there will always be a missing puzzle piece to complete the whole picture of what she is capable of delivering onstage. And as I have seen her progress through several weeks of pre-pageant activities and personal improvements, there is only one thing I can say. She is definitely focused on winning.
True, the unceasing talks and discussions about her weight and body frame always get in the way of centering on the more positive attributes that apply to her bid. But she remains unfazed with the bashings about the subject matter. In fact, she is not one of those Binibinis who would consciously avoid any kind of online comments so as not to add up to the pressure. She faces the criticisms with eyes wide open, taking in all the words thrown in her direction and filtering the constructive and spot-on suggestions from purely ill advises/replies so that realizations can be drawn properly.
So my question to you, dear readers, is this. If and when your #Binibini15 ends up succeeding Maxine Medina for the title of Miss Universe Philippines, what kind of heartfelt suggestions will you give her aside from the usual body-related snaps? If the judges will see what the non-Mariel watchers have not yet seen and be convinced in the process, how will you take the decision?
Time to re-fuel the discussion about Maria Angelica de Leon now. 🙂