- Binibini Title Holder Katarina Rodriguez has called for peace and kindness through her social media accounts, defending fellow Binibini finalist, Mariel de Leon
- Katarina vouched for Mariel’s nice and kind personality, disproving the rumors that the latter had bad intentions towards Catriona Gray
- She called for positivity and asked the netizens to just enjoy the pageantry, like it is made to be fun and exciting
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Miss Intercontinental 2017 1st runner up Katarina Rodriguez have spoken up on the issue between fellow Binibini candidates Mariel de Leon and Catriona Gray.
On her Twitter account, the previous Asia’s Next Top model finalist have shared her two cents regarding the alleged negative remark Mariel commented on Catriona’s performance on the pageant.
The Miss International 2018 finalist have noted that she finds Catriona’s remarks “just a tiny bit scripted,” sparking outrage from fans and supporters.
“I can confidently say that Mariel is one of the nicest and most passionate ladies I have ever met. She is gentle and kind, yet daring and honest,” said Rodriguez, who finished first runner-up in Miss Intercontinental 2017.
She urged the netizens to stop arguing, and instead, show their support through kindness and peace. “Hi everyone, let’s remember to keep kindness and peace especially in something that should be fun for us all. ”
Responding to Rodriguez via Twitter, De Leon said: “Sisters have each other’s backs. Love you, Kat!”
Katarina and Mariel competed with each other last year on Binibining Pilipinas 2017 and respectively earned the crowns for Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental and Binibining Pilipinas International.
Katarina competed last January 25 in Hurghada, Egypt and landed on the 1st runner up spot. Mariel, on the other hand, failed to make it to the Top 15 during the competition proper held last November 14, 2017.
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