Get to Know Miss Universe Philippines 2023: Michelle Dee
Michelle Dee has become a household name ever since she won the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 title on May 13, beating 37 other contestants. She is the second Filipina to hold both Miss World and Miss Universe crowns, and her win has piqued the public’s interest to know more about her. Continue reading to learn more about Michelle Dee.
Michelle Dee’s Parents
Michelle Dee held the title of Miss World Philippines 2019 before competing in Miss Universe Philippines. She even made it to the Top 12 in the international pageant. Despite being the daughter of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez and cousin of Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez, Michelle did not initially show much interest in pageantry.
In an interview, Michelle revealed that her experience as a judge for the Mister World Pageant sparked her interest in joining pageants. She didn’t think of herself as a beauty queen before, but the support of pageant fans made her realize her potential.
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Michelle Dee: A Journey of Perseverance in the Pageant Industry
Michelle Dee worked hard to make a name for herself in the industry and relied on her own preparation and mentality. She even withdrew from the Miss World Philippines pageant three times because she believed she wasn’t ready. Her perseverance paid off when she was crowned Miss World Philippines 2019, and she continues to strive for more crowns.