Michelle Dee kicks off homecoming with back-to-back projects

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Michelle Marquez Dee has truly come a long way now that she has finished her stint in the Miss Universe pageant. Filipinos across the world gave their 100% support to her and for that Michelle will always be thankful abd grateful because she felt it and it gave her more confidence and determination, after all, she is not doing this for herself but for the country as well. She knows how die hard and competitive Filipinos are in terms of sports and beauty pageants, and although this may be an overwhelming experience of the big pressure on her shoulders, it also showcased how "bayanihan" works because Michelle Dee won in online votes as well.

Michelle Dee during her homecoming mediacon at GMA Network 

Michelle shared that she is thankful for all the support she's been getting since day one. From her family, friends, her team, fans and Sparkle GMA Artist Center. She added that she doesn't regret anything that happened during the pageant at El Salvador, because she gave her very best and wouldn't done it other way. She knew that everything has a purpose and that it was really Miss Nicaragua's time to shine. Nicaragua's Sheynnis Palacios was crowned the winner.

Dee's stint at Miss Universe 2023 ended in the Top 10, but she was among the “Voice for Change” challenge winners along with Puerto Rico and Angola and even bagged the Best National Costume Award. 

Watch the Media Conference of Michelle Dee

Although Michelle Dee has already finished her fight at Miss Universe pageant, for now, she is going to be very busy starting with the homecoming parade that will be held on December 10, 4p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Complex.

After this, there will be series of projects via GMA Network starting with Black Rider. She will be part of the roster of star-studded cast of this action-packed teleserye together with Ruru Madrid. She mentioned that she wishes to work with several actors in the future like Alden Richards and Xian Lim if given the chance. There's also a possible project with Miss Thailand's Anntonia Porsild, who was Palacio's first runner-up. "Anntonia naman, both of us have created such good friendships…," she said. "Of course, may mga things na nakalatag doon. May news kaming natanggap nu'ng pauwi na kaming dalawa kaya abangan niyo nalang," 

The Philippines has won Miss Universe four times with Catriona Gray (2018), Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Margie Moran (1973) and Gloria Diaz (1969). 

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