Christel Erin Lejano, 13 years old and a second-year high school student of St. Scholastica's College, is gaining the attention of social media users after her sister Camille "Bebs" Lejano praised her via a Facebook status update for having "the balls" to fight for her beliefs. An advocate against water parks that hold dolphins captive, Christel sent a letter of appeal to school authorities to reconsider a planned field trip to an open-water marine park in Subic, Philippines. Christel was inspired by the "The Cove," a documentary that exposed the mass slaughtering of dolphins in Japan. After watching it, Christel said she no longer sees herself as a little girl but as a young lady who wants to spread the truth.
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