Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel De Leon is not afraid to speak up.
The beauty queen engaged in a debate with her Twitter followers after she criticized the appointment of Mocha Uson as the assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
According to the report by Arniel Serato of Pep.Ph, de Leon called the appointment “biased and disrespectful.”
“I love my country so it breaks my heart to know someone like her got a position in the govt,” she added.
Her statements didn’t sit well with the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. Some of them even campaigned against de Leon in the online voting of the upcoming Miss International pageant.
Though her controversial tweets have been deleted, de Leon is firm about her beliefs.
She promised to use her voice “to be part of that change.”
“There are so much issues happening in our country now so I’m glad that I have the platform now to voice out my opinions. See, beauty pageants aren’t just for ‘standing there and looking pretty.’” she said in consecutive tweets.
Spoken like a true (beauty) queen. You go, girl!