Veteran actor Christopher De Leon and Sandy Andolong were proud parents after their daughter won the Binibining Pilipinas International crown.
Politician Christopher De Leon describes his dauther’s moments as the ‘most exciting time of my life`.
`I am so proud of her. Ive been dreaming of this`. Chistopher said.
The longtime actor even admitted that he prayed for his daughter to win the pageant.
`It is always himility and victory. Once you are really grounded, you will make it. That really counts a lot.` Christopher said.
Mariel finished in Top 15 of Binibining Pilipinas 2013 but did not win the competition.
Miss Binibining Pilipinas Mariel said `I haven’t absorb anything yet. Miss International is the crown I also wanted besides the Universe.`
Mariel was especially thankful for her parent’s support.
`Thank you nanay and tatay for all the love and support that you’ve given me since birth. I love you so much and this one’s for you.` Mariel said.