Cristopher De Leon and Sandy Andolong were beaming with pride after their daughter Maria Angelica De Leon was crowned Bb. Pilipinas International 2017. Both were present at the coronation night who relentlessly supported their daughter throughout the entire duration of the competition.
"I am so proud of her and then I've been dreaming of this. This is the most exciting time of my life and I've been wanting for something really, really good for Mariel (Maria Angelica)," Christopher said in an interview with the press after the pageant.
Sandy confessed they were more nervous than their daughter. "All the love and encouragement, every day lahat-lahat binigay namin talaga," she stated. The proud mom couldn't help but expressed her joy now that Maria has achieved what she worked hard for. "We are very happy for her. Finally her dream came true."
Meanwhile, winning the Bb. Pilipinas International title is just the beginning of her journey according to Maria Angelica. "I am really proud of how far I've come. You know it's just a start of another adventure."
The newly crowned beauty queen did not forget to extend her message of gratitude to her supportive parents. "Thank you nanay and tatay for all the love and support you've given me, since birth actually. I love you so much and this one's for you," she said.