You can really tell that Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon is one beauty queen made of sterner stuff. She has a strong personality capable of overcoming difficulties and problems. And even the cookie cutter expectations from our national crown wearer. I remember prior appearances earlier this year before she transferred the crown to her successor Ahtisa Manalo when she would dress up in goth as compared to the more glammed stylings of her fellow titleholders.
And now this.
As the Muse 2018 of FHM Philippines, Mariel proves once more that she has a mind all her own. We all know how BPCI frowns at potential Binibinis having their photographs splashed on its glossy pages. She did the reverse by doing the shoot now that her contract with the organization is nearing completion.
Your thoughts, dear readers?