EXCLUSIVE: Mariel de Leon, Not Sorry for Being Frank
- January 5, 2018
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
Mariel de Leon is one of the most outspoken celebrities on social media, even posting some of her political views online. This has resulted to friction with some personalities in government as well as bashers. It can be surprising how her soft-spoken nature belies her strong personality.
“I don’t care about them,” she replies as to how she handles the negativity. “I’m not the type to back down. I’m strong in nature. I am who I am and I’m not afraid to show that. I don’t like to water down [my views] just to please people. I’m not a people pleaser, I guess. When people ask me, ‘How are you not scared?’ I then ask myself, ‘Why should I be scared in the first place to say what I want?’ It’s my life anyway and I’ll just live it the way I want it to. And it’s not like I’m hurting anyone physically with [my views]. I’m just expressing my opinions which I have the right to.”
Mariel admits her parents have told her to tone down on posting her opinions online out of concern for her. She says her parents also know that she will go ahead and express herself. The beauty queen says she likes reading news articles, which is why she tends to react via her social media accounts. “At the end of the day, [these politicians] are human,” explains Mariel. “Just because they’re politicians doesn’t mean they’re better than me.” She thinks they do have to be called out when they’re not doing things right.
Mariel says she’s passionate about a lot of issues, and the ones she cares about most are being true to one’s self and not caring about what other people have to say about you, especially strangers.