After the heated issue about Mariel de Leon’s “scripted” remark to Catriona Gray, the newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines shared how she finally got to talk with the former queen hours before the coronation night.
Catriona shared photos of her with Mariel on her Instagram stories and commended her for being one of the queens who represented the country in international pageants.
She wrote: “Everyone’s blood is running high as in a few hours new queens will be crowned! But please, let us celebrate our reigning queens!”
“As a Binibini, I very much look up to our queens and Mariel is one of them! Please show them love later at the show because they’ve all done amazing jobs representing our country on the world stage!”