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Miss Universe PH Michelle Dee is giving '200 percent' in her pageant preparations

September 27 ------ Michelle Dee is looking to secure the Philippines fifth Miss Universe crown. Current reigning Miss Universe Philippines Michelle Dee wants to reassure Filipino pageant fans that she is putting in all the work needed to perform well at the upcoming Miss Universe coronation night.

In an interview during her contract renewal with the Autism Society Philippines, Michelle shared that she is giving everything that she has when it comes to pageant preparation. “I'm giving it everything that I have, 200 percent of myself I am dedicating to my crown. Nililigawan ko talaga yung pang-limang korona,” she shared. “I'm really training every day when my schedule permits. I've been working on different aspects of my campaign just to make sure that when I fly to El Salvador, 100 percent ready.” All the hard work, of course, is to live up to the country's stellar performances in previous Miss Universe tilts. The country currently has four Miss Universe crowns, with the last one won by Catriona Gray back in 2018. “That's what the Philippines stands for. We've always been amazing at showcasing what the Philippines has to offer and that's what I want to do there,” she explained.

The Miss Universe organization has previously shared a peek into Michelle's pasarela training, calling it “fierce pasarela training” that will help Michelle “conquer the Miss Universe stage.” However, Michelle said that the pasarela is just one of the things she has been working on in the lead-up to the coronation night. “I've trained for my pasarela, my makeup, hair, styling. When you fly, wala kang help doon, wala kang glam team. So all of that kailangang plakado,” she explained. “My wardrobe essentials are in the process of being made. The choreo for all of that is being conceptualized. Marami tayong pasabog.”

One of those reveals is that her finals designer is Mark Bumgarner, who also designed the gown that Michelle wore during the evening gown competition of Miss Universe Philippines. “I trust his full creative freedom. He knows what I want to achieve and we share the same vision. It's very exciting and I truly believe the gown will become iconic afterwards,” Michelle teased. Michelle already teased her preparations for the pageant last month in an interview with Unang Balita. In the interview, she shared her excitement for the Miss Universe coronation night and how the Miss Universe Philippines team are polishing her performance for the pageant. “Sabihin nating perfect na, mas kaya pang i-perfect. Obviously, I have so much trust in my team, I have much trust in the organization,” she said. “We all know I love giving a show and I love looking the part as well, so abangan niyo talaga.”



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