Mariel de Leon Responds To Netizens Body Shaming Her
- March 13, 2018
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
Beauty queen Mariel de Leon is one of the strongest and most outspoken women in the industry, and while she gets a lot of backlash from being this way, Mariel stands her ground and doesn’t let anyone bring her down. Recently, an “unflattering” photo of her was posted on the official Binibining Pilipinas account was posted which quickly garnered negative comments from netizens.
Netizens easily body shamed Mariel, just because she is not as slim as other beauty queens. Mariel was not having any of these bashing and quickly defended herself and let anyone know that she’s perfectly happy with her curves and body shape.
She pointed out that she has been a victim of bullying and body shaming for years, but she has learned to not be affected by any of it. “Trust me. It took time for me but I learned to truly love myself, be happy, and not give a damn about what other people think of me,” wrote Mariel.
I know I look unflattering in that photo. But you know what? I don’t care. I am proud of the woman I am today and nothing will ever shake my confidence and my love for myself. I know how it feels. I’ve been a victim of body shaming and bullying. It does take time to learn to love yourself but you’ll get there one day. Trust me. It took time for me but I learned to truly love myself, be happy, and not give a damn about what other people think of me. Ladies (and gents), its time we love ourselves for who we truly are. Never be ashamed of yourself. Never be ashamed of what or who makes you happy. Its time to show the media and everyone else that we won’t be swayed by their standards and the crazy standards set by society. No matter what color, race, religion, shape, or size. Love yourself, queen. #ConfidentlyCurvy #LoveYourselfQueen
Instead of taking the bashing in a negative way, Mariel made this a lesson for younger girls instead and taught them to love themselves and to not let other people’s words bring them down.
Kudos to you, Mariel!