The official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2017 were introduced to the media on March 22.
The 2017 batch is composed of ladies from different professions, from college student to professional models.
This batch also has some familiar faces like Mariel de Leon, Katarina Rodriguez, and Chanel Olive Thomas.
Mariel is a candidate making her return to Bb Pilipinas.
After competing in 2013, she signed up with Viva Entertainment in 2015.
She’s already an accomplished singer, and is part of a group called The Opera Belles.
Why she decides to join again after competing in 2013, Mariel said that it was just this year when she realized that she should try again.
She was definitely inspired by Pia Wurtzbach and she felt something in her heart. It was like a spark that just went off.
All the ladies are now focused on their personalities when it comes to training.
Mariel is determined to make a name for herself in fashion and modeling.
Will this be her year? It’s still anyone’s game, but this beauty queen is coming into the competition strong.
Mariel is the daughter of veteran actors Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong.
She is slowly starting to make a name for herself in the modeling industry.
Boyet and Sandy’s daughter studied Professional Cookery in New Zealand.
She plans to open her own café and she is also an opera singer.
Mariel joins Binibining Pilipinas because she knows that it will be a good experience for her and will allow her to enjoy her two passions: fashion and modeling.