- International volleyball legend Leila Barros, who won the hearts of millions of Filipino fans with her charm and great play, made headlines today
- From conquering the sports field with her impeccable play, she's ascending to the top again, but in a different arena, and this time around, it's the political one
- She just won a seat in the senate in her native country which she recently shared with her over 16k followers on Instagram
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KAMI learned about the new victory that the volleyball icon, who won the hearts of millions of Filipino fans due to her undeniable charm and great play, Leila Barros has achieved recently.
The legend endeared herself to Pinoy fans when the Brazilian national team visited Manila a few years back.
Now, after such quite a long time, she's making headlines again in the Philippines and all over the world as she conquered a new arena.
She won as a Senator in a recently concluded senatorial race in her native country.
Her name resurfaced early this week online as she received a new victory after reportedly winning a Senate seat in Brazil's Federal District.
Leila, who is 47 years old now, shared a post on her Instagram page and wrote a lengthy caption along with it.
She began her caption by saying her thank you to the people who voted for her and made a promise to honor each and every one of them through working hard, as loosely translated in English by Instagram from her native Portuguese.
"Much appreciation for the 467,787 people who trusted me and now I promise to honor each and every one of you with hard work!"
Her fans are also ecstatic and are celebrating with her victorious win.
"Wow my greatest idol!! Congrats Leila!!"
"My very first Volleyball idol, congratulations."
"Congrats to my favorite player of all time."
From sports to senate with love, congratulations Senator Leila Barros!
We first found out about this news on PEP and ABS-CBN News.
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