Maggie Wilson reacts to backlash following Catriona Gray’s win

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Posted at Dec 18 2018 12:59 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MANILA – Maggie Wilson could not believe that she is still being criticized for a mistake she made nine months ago. 

The beauty queen and TV host admitted to getting “immense backlash” on Monday, moments after Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018.

It can be recalled that Wilson and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago became the target of social media bashing last March for their comments about Gray during the Binibining Pilipinas national pageant.

Wilson applauded Gray’s Miss Universe win on Monday via an Instagram Stories post, and even responded to a fan who asked about her thoughts about the pageant.

“Well deserved! I’ve congratulated her already,” she said, referring to Gray.

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Despite this, the negative comments kept coming, and Wilson is not having any of it.

“Today, I kept changing my settings here on IG because of the immense backlash I’ve been getting over something I said 9 months ago. I have made mistakes but have learnt and made peace with them, and I refuse to be vilified by them. Your mistakes aren’t what defines you, but it is how you behave and learn from them after you’ve committed one,” she said.

She continued: “That said, I’ve switched my comments back on and I will no longer tolerate negativity and hate on any of my social media pages. There is enough of it going around already. If any of you decide to continue with the anger, mockery, and negativity, then you are no better. I truly wish you find happiness and peace.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Havana, Cuba - July 2018 On my last night in this city, I found myself crying at the dinner table. I wasn’t sure at first why I was so emotional but then as the sun set I realised just how lucky I am. Today, I kept changing my settings here on IG because of the immense backlash I’ve been getting over something I said 9 months ago. I have made mistakes but have learnt and made peace with them and I refuse to be vilified by them. Your mistakes aren’t what defines you but it is how you behave and learn from them after you’ve committed one. The one thing constant in life is change, I find comfort in that. I’ve learnt and have chosen to be more understanding of the world around me. To be more sensitive towards people and my surroundings. With that said, I’ve switched my comments back on but I will no longer tolerate negativity and hate on any of my social media pages. There is enough of it going around already. If any of you decide to continue with the anger, mockery and negativity then you are no better. I truly wish you find happiness and peace. And just incase no one has told YOU yet, YOU are blessed, loved, appreciated and yes, YOU matter. ❤️ 📸: @victorconsunji

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Wilson won Binibining Pilipinas World in 2007, which opened doors for her as a model and host.

In 2016, she and fellow beauty queen Parul Shah won “Amazing Race Asia.”