Beauty queens praise Michelle Dee after Miss Universe stint

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) – Several Filipino beauty queens lauded the performance of the country’s bet Michelle Dee in the 72nd Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador as she ended her journey in the Top 10.  

In an Instagram post, 2011 Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup celebrated Dee's success in securing a spot in the Top 10, as she “puts the Philippines back on the map as a pageant powerhouse.”

Supsup, who is also the National Director of Miss Universe Philippines, said she is proud of Dee’s dedication to her advocacy on autism awareness.

“Being awarded as a gold winner in the Voice for Change category is a true testament to your dedication and your ability to walk the talk like a true queen,” Supsup said.

Dee is among the winners of the “Voice for Change” campaign along with Angola's Ana Bárbara Coimbra and Puerto Rico's Karla Guilfú Acevedo.

READ: PH bet Michelle Dee among winners of Miss Universe ‘Voice for Change’   

Dee’s cousin and 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana Winwyn Marquez said she marveled at Dee’s poise, grace, and confidence during the competition.

“Your preparation and hard work showed in your every move, and you truly shone like the queen you are,” Marquez said in an Instagram post.

2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and 2023 Miss Supranational first runner-up Pauline Amelinckx honored Dee in their Instagram stories, with Amelinckx describing Dee as “timeless."