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Mariel de Leon talks about her controversial tweets

  • Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon clarified her reasons for her controversial tweets before.
  • The “Ang Panday” actress says she doesn’t regret her posts about Mocha Uson.
  • The 24-year old beauty queen-turned-actress explained her tweets during Miss universe 2017 pageant.

On her latest interview won “Tonight With Boy Abunda,” Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon finally talked about her controversial tweets that made abuzz in social media.

The 24-year old beauty queen-turned-actress explained her reason for disagreement with the appointment of Mocha Uson as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

“Well, at that time I posted it I didn’t think much about it. It’s more of… I had a conversation with my friends about it and when I posted it I didn’t think it would have much of an impact,” she told to Boy Abunda.

However, the “Ang Panday” actress said that she never regretted her post about Mocha.

“No, because if I didn’t post it, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am today with all the things happening right now,” she explained.

“Where I was coming from, I was just being myself, honestly. I just wanted to voice my opinion, which I think I have the right to do. I think everyone has the right to do that. I just thought I’m a normal girl,” she continued.

Mariel also shared that she has not yet met Mocha in person but expressed her interest to meet the former blogger.

“Not really. I’m not totally pushing away myself from politics. It’s more I’m focusing on myself more and the things I can do with my life,” she casually said.

On the other hand, Mariel explained her tweets during the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. She clarified that her tweets were not a commentary on Miss Universe-Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters’s performance.

“That one I was very confused because I was just tweeting my thoughts during the whole pageant. And I don’t know how they connected me throwing shade at Rachel. Because in the first place she’s my friend and I wouldn’t throw shade at her in any way. I was just talking about Miss Universe organization itself and about the other girls also because at the end of the day just because we’re from the Philippines and my friend is Rachel doesn’t mean we should put down other girls,” she ended.


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