- Michelle Dee hit the Miss Universe 2023 stage during the national costume round with her meaningful costume designed by Michael Barassi
- The country’s bet donned a stunning airplane couture inspired by her role as a military reservist in the Philippine Air Force
- It featured the “solihiya” pattern, an iconic design used in the tropics of the Philippines
- The wings also carry the colors of the flag and a mural promoting Philippine tourism
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Michelle Marquez Dee transformed into “Captain MMD” during the national costume show of the 72nd Miss Universe in El Salvador.
The Philippine representative graced the stage with an airplane couture crafted by Michael Barassi.
The stunning winged costume is inspired by Michelle’s role as a military reservist in the Philippine Air Force. It has rattan-woven patterns known as “solihiya,” an iconic design used in the tropics of the Philippines.
Its wings also bear the colors of the flag, and a mural featuring the breathtaking sights in the Philippines and the country’s tourism slogan, “Love the Philippines.”
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Here’s a video of Michelle slaying the runway with her meaningful costume:
On her Instagram page, the Pinay beauty queen also shared a video of her flexing the costume and its fine details.
“In the grand tapestry of the Philippines comes a National costume as stunning as its archipelago. Behold, Sergeant Michelle Marquez Dee, Miss Universe Philippines, adorned in the nation’s pride and heritage,” the caption reads.
Michelle Marquez Dee is a beauty queen who rose to fame after winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 pageant. She represents the Philippines at the 72nd Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador. Michelle’s mother is actress and former beauty queen Melanie Marquez.
Michelle was definitely a stunner in the swimsuit competition of Miss Universe 2023 preliminaries. She showcased her smooth pasarela while wearing a sparkling red one-piece swimwear. The country's bet and the other delegates donned beautiful swimsuits by fashion designer Rubin Singer. A video of Michelle's performance during the said round then made the rounds on social media.
Michelle Dee was a show-stopper during the evening gown portion of the Miss Universe 2023 preliminary competition. The country’s bet turned heads while donning a sparkling gown by Mark Bumgarner. The Miss Universe Philippines organization then took to its social media page to share a clip of Michelle’s performance. The organization also posted a stunning video of the beauty queen flexing the couture gown.
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