Bb 31: Maria Angelica de Leon, 19, Las Piñas City

BINIBINI 31, MARIA ANGELICA DE LEON. Mariel is determined to make a name for herself in fashion and modeling. Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

BINIBINI 31, MARIA ANGELICA DE LEON. Mariel is determined to make a name for herself in fashion and modeling.

Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

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MANILA, Philippines - Mariel is the daughter of veteran actors Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong. She is slowly starting to make a name for herself in the modeling industry.

Mariel studied Professional Cookery in New Zealand and has plans to open her own café. She is also an opera singer.

Mariel believes that joining Binibining Pilipinas will be a good experience for her and that it will allow her to enjoy her two passions: fashion and modeling. 

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Maria Angelica de Leon at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Maria Angelica de Leon at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Maria Angelica de Leon at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Maria Angelica de Leon at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Maria Angelica de Leon at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao. Photo by Edric Chen

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Maria Angelica de Leon at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Photo by Edric Chen

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR. Maria Angelica de Leon in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR.

Maria Angelica de Leon in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Maria Angelica de Leon in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Edric Chen

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Maria Angelica de Leon in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photo by Edric Chen

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