Binibining Pilipinas candidate Catriona Gray broke her silence and addressed netizens’ reaction to fellow beauty queen Mariel de Leon’s constructive criticism.
Read: Mariel De Leon critiques Bb. Pilipinas hopeful Catriona Gray
She took to social media to encourage her supporters to “spread the love” and be positive instead.
“My sisters and I had so much fun!!! However, I've also noticed that a lot of you have taken a comment given to me during the show in a negative way.
“Firstly, any advice from our queens is valuable to us Binibinis and I took all of those given to me, in a very constructive way! I always have something to learn and improve on, that's why one of my greatest passions is education!
“Secondly, everyone is entitled to their opinion and although at times you may not favor it, it doesn't give a good reason to turn around and try to hurt others through bullying or bashing.
“Be passionate, but be mindful. Let's cultivate an environment, not just in beauty pageants but in society in general, where we argue like we're right but listen like we're wrong. Debate is healthy, bashing is not. Let's spread love! Mahal ko kayo!!”
Screenshot from Catriona Gray's FB page