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Who is Michelle Marquez Dee? Meet Miss Universe Philippines 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands up for Michelle Marquez Dee, the Miss Universe Philippines 2023. On Saturday night, the 28-year-old Filipina beauty was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2023.

To get a hold of that stunning crown, Dee defeated 37 competitors during this year’s contest. Now, everyone is curious to know more about Michelle Marquez Dee. So what are you waiting for? Read on to delve into her life.

Michelle Marquez Dee is the Miss Universe Philippines 2023

Yeah, you read that right. During Saturday’s finale, Michelle Marquez took home the crown for Miss Universe Philippines 2023. Last year, Celeste Cortesi was crowned Miss Universe Philippines.

For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, Dee also participated in last year’s pageant. She ended her run in the contest as the runner-up. And, now she has finally done it.

Here’s all you need to know about Michelle Marquez Dee (including her parents, early background, and more)

Michelle Marquez Dee is well-versed with the pageant-style competition as her mom Melanie Marquez is a popular beauty queen herself, meanwhile, her dad Derek Dee is a businessman. He was previously an actor.

Dee’s mother, Melanie Marquez, is a renowned beauty queen who is known across the industry. In the year 1979, Melanie was crowned Miss International. At that time, she was only 15 years old. Then, she became the youngest participant to win the crown.

In 1985, Michelle’s mom Melanie won the Face of the 80s competition that was held in New York. The next year, she became the first runner-up in the Supermodel competition. During the 2005 Mrs. World pageant that took place in India, she was one of the six finalists.

Keeping aside her modeling career, Melanie has ventured into other fields as well. She is a modeling coach who has trained popular models including the Miss World 1993 second princess, Ruffa Guttierez. She has many acting credits to her name.

On the other hand, Michelle’s father Derek Dee is a character actor and producer. He has starred in many films such as Rumble BoyMaglulupa man ako, and Die xue rou quing. He quit acting and decided to become a businessman.

 What does Michelle Marquez Dee do for a living?

In the past, Dee who is 28 years old right now has participated in many beauty pageants. She won the 2019 Miss World Philippines pageant. During the same year, she participated in the 2019 Miss World pageant, finishing in 12th place.

At the moment, Michelle Marquez is signed to Click Model Management. Just like her starlet mom, she has tried her hand at different things. She is a model, actress, and television host who has appeared in shows and movies like Mga Lihim ni Urduja and Cara x Jagger.

Michelle Marquez Dee will now be representing Philippines in the upcoming 72nd Miss Universe pageant, which will take place later this year in El Salvador.

We send our heartiest congratulations to Michelle Marquez Dee on her latest achievement. Wishing her all the very best for what lies ahead. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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