Mariel de Leon happy to walk runway for Kim Kardashian's brand

Heidi Hsia

10 Feb – Former Miss International Philippines Mariel de Leon was excited to share that she successfully walked the runway for Kim Kardashian's undergarments line, SKIMS.

The beauty queen shared the good news on social media with a photo of her from SKIMS' fashion show at the New York Fashion Week 2020, saying that it still felt surreal that she was chosen out of more than a thousand girls to be part of the show.

"In the past few years, I went through a lot of online bullying and body shaming... But I'm glad that what was perceived as something negative about me to many people was the very thing that got me here," she added.

de Leon also admitted that she is proud of the experience and to see how the fashion industry in the United States has evolved into a more inclusive and diverse.

"The women who stand up for inclusivity, diversity, strength, and self-love inspire me to love myself unconditionally and to be okay with the body I have. Thank you," she added.

SKIMS is known to offer shapewear and underwear in various sizes from XXS to 5X.

(Photo Source: Mariel de Leon Instagram)