Binibining Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel De Leon is currently sure that Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 will win the crown for the nation this year. In his tweet, De Leon cheered Gray saying that her execution in the primers of Miss Universe if perfect.
“Catriona was PERFECT during prelims! I’m sure, she will be Miss Universe 2018! #MissUniverse #Philippines,” Catriona wrote.
This was after De Leon made a remark to De Leon’s adage that the Miss Universe’ PH agent reply to her inquiries in an occasion is somewhat scripted.
“I really love your confidence and the way you speak, but sometimes it seems just a tiny bit scripted.” De Leon told Gray in the shoot of “The Road to the Crown” in Las Casas, Bataan several months ago.
De Leon was criticized by the netizens for her comment to Gray, however, the beauty queen who’s now in Thailand and currently entered the top 20 of Miss Universe 2018 made a brilliant response on the issue.
“Hey beautiful people! I know a lot of you watched #RoadToTheCrown last night shot in the very beautiful Las Casas, Bataan . My sisters and I had so much fun!!!
However, I’ve also noticed that alot of you have taken a comment given to me during the show in a negative way.
Firstly, any advice from our queens is valuable to us Binibinis and I took all of those given to me, in a very constructive way! I always have something to learn and improve on, that’s why one of my greatest passions is education!! Secondly, everyone is entitled to their opinion and although at times you may not favour it, it doesn’t give a good reason to turn around and try to hurt others through bullying or bashing.
Be passionate, but be mindful. Let’s cultivate an environment, not just in beauty pageants but in society in general, where we argue like we’re right but listen like we’re wrong. Debate is healthy, bashing is not. Let’s spread love! Mahal ko kayo!! Love, Catriona your Binibini 20 “
De Leon also explained that she’s only criticizing Catriona constructively to prepare herself for the competition.
Netizens both in the Philippines and other country believed that Gray might have the potential to be the Miss Universe this 2018 because of her performance during the preliminaries of the said prestigious pageant.