Published: Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Miss PH Mariel de Leon Fails to Make Top 15 of Miss International 2017!

Pinoy pageant fans hoping for a back-to-back win at Miss International 2017 are upset that Miss Philippines, Mariel de Leon, failed in her bid. Mariel did not even make the Top 15 of Miss International 2017!

Miss International Top 15

Mariel de Leon loses bid for Miss International 2017. (screen grab/ YouTube/Miss International)

What happened? For sure, there will be theories on why she lost and why the Philippines’ winning streak in international beauty pageants came to a screeching halt. There will be bashers too. But we should accept the fact that we cannot win all the time. 

The Top 15 of Miss Insternational 2017 is as follows:

Curacao
Venezuela
Slovakia
United Kingdom
Ghana
Honduras
Japan
Ecuador
Finland
Laos
Indonesia
Panama
Thailand
Australia
South Africa

Mariel de Leon

Miss Philippines Mariel de Leon during the evening gown competition of Miss International 2017. (Stephen Diaz/Missosology)

Before Miss International 2017, the Philippines had been doing very well with a 2nd runner-up finish at Miss Grand International 2017, a first runner-up finish at Miss Globe 2017 and wins at Miss Earth 2017 and Reina Hispanoamericana 2017. Naturally, many were expecting for Mariel to continue our winning ways. But it was not to be.

Let’s hope we have better luck at Miss World 2017 later this week, Miss Universe 2017 later this month, and Miss Supranational 2017 in December.