Among the competition’s standout contestants was the Philippines’ representative, Michelle Dee, a talented and accomplished beauty queen who had garnered attention for her advocacy and confidence.
Despite her undeniable presence on the stage, her journey fell short of the coveted Top 5 spot.
As the names of the Top 20 early in the competition were gradually unveiled, Dee was announced later in the sequence, heightening the tension among pageant fans.
While making it to the Top 20 was undoubtedly an achievement, the suspense for her progression to the next rounds was palpable.
The anticipation reached its peak when the announcement came, marking the end of a nerve-wracking journey that saw Michelle make it into the top 10.
Dee is included with the following candidates on the list:
- Puerto Rico
- El Salvador
Despite an impressive performance throughout the competition, including earning a gold medal for the “Vote for Change” advocacy, her journey to the crown concluded earlier than many had hoped, ending in the Top 10.
Even though Miss Universe Philippines, Michelle Dee, didn’t reach the top 5, numerous pageant fans and supporters take pride in her journey. Michelle also conveyed her thanks for the support she received during the competition.
“Love and kindness over everything!” She greeted her fans.
“Mahal ko kayo. Thank you so much for raising our flag with me,” she added.
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