Mariel Pamintuan kept her promise to behave after receiving intense bashing at the GMA Thanksgiving Gala on July 30, 2022.
She was once again invited to the GMA Gala 2023, which took place at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on Saturday, July 22.
Last year, Mariel faced severe backlash for her TikTok videos. First, she commented that she didn’t know the attendees of the GMA Ball 2022, and they didn’t know her either. Secondly, she criticized the food served during the event.
This time, Mariel didn’t repeat her comments about her experience at the GMA Gala 2023 in her TikTok videos.
Some of her TikTok videos related to the GMA Gala 2023 went viral, garnering over one million views. One of the highly viewed videos was her “food review” at the gala.
In the short video, a netizen commented, “Let us know if the food is delicious.” Mariel then provided comments on the four-course meal served at the GMA Gala 2023, praising the food from the salad to the soup, rib eye steak, and dessert. Her facial reactions seemed exaggerated in the video.
Replying to @roirem320 Presenting GMA Gala Food Review Show✨ #gmagalanight2023
In another video after she returned home, Mariel shared her experience at the GMA Gala 2023 and reflected on the negative experience she had at the GMA Thanksgiving Gala 2022.
Just got home!!!
She conveyed a message to those who reminded her of her past actions, saying, “It’s okay, we’re only human, we make mistakes. What’s important is that we learn from them.”
Mariel mentioned that perhaps she wouldn’t have been noticed if she hadn’t made her controversial video last year.