|Mariel De Leon, Miss International Philippines 2017|
2011 - Winner: Ecuador
2012 - Winner: Japan (Ecuador didn't place in the semifinals)
2013 - Winner: Philippines (Japan didn't place in the semifinals)
2014 - Winner: Puerto Rico (Philippines didn't place in the semifinals)
2015 - Winner: Venezuela (Puerto Rico didn't place in the semifinals)
2016 - Winner: Philippines (Venezuela didn't place in the semifinals)
2017 - Winner: Indonesia (Philippines didn't place in the semifinals)
See the trend? Although walang written rule, I think the Miss International Organization is giving other countries a chance to win the crown. Kaya 'wag magpapaniwala sa mga bashers niya na kesyo karma daw sa kanya 'yan o dahil masama ang ugali niya kaya 'di siya napili. Wow ha! Close lang?
|She opted to wear a one-piece swimsuit during the finals|
Honestly, I cannot take the comments of her bashers. Kesyo mamatay na sana siya, ang taba niya, retokada siya and other hurtful comments. Akala mo personal silang inargabyado ni Mariel. Just like you and me, she has the liberty to say what's on her mind. That for me is a strength of a woman. Very classy pa siya sa mga opinyon niya, kaya mas lalong naiinis ang kabilang panig. CHOS!
|Avant-garde national costume by Cary SantiagoPhotos courtesy of Stephen I. Diaz of Missosology|
Anyways, nakaka-proud pa rin ang pagrepresent niya sa international pageant. She's beautiful, class and regal, fit for Miss International. Although she wasn't able to win the crown, her performance was satisfying and I felt she gave her 100% to represent the country among the sea of beautiful women around the globe. Napagod ako diyan sa English ko ahahaha!
MABUHAY KA, MARIEL! ♥