WATCH: Bb. Pilipinas Int’l Mariel de Leon shows off opera prowess
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What's Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 @mariaangelicadl's hidden talent? "I'm actually part of the Opera Belles," she quips. Watch as she shows us her vocal prowess in this video. 😳 Read more about Mariel in our May 2017 issue.FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
Not only does Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Maria Angelica “Mariel” de Leon have beauty and intellect—she could sing, too.
In a clip posted on fashion magazine Preview’s Instagram page, the beauty queen, who is reportedly a member of an all-girl classical group called Opera Belles, sampled her vocal prowess by singing an operatic piece.
De Leon, 22, is the daughter of seasoned actors Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong. She will attempt to score a back-to-back win for the country in the forthcoming Miss International tilt, won last year by Kylie Verzosa.
Challenging the traditional image of beauty queens, de Leon is outspoken about contraception and the public debate on reviving capital punishment in the Philippines. Gianna Francesca Catolico/JB
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