Michelle Dee, the Philippine representative for the Miss Universe pageant, was a dazzling performer as she took the stage during the preliminary swimsuit competition on Thursday. Dee was one of the 94 candidates from all over the world who competed in the event.
Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel hosted the event and the 84 contestants walked the runway in their swimwear of choice.
The candidates opted to wear shoes created by Jojo Bragais, who was selected as the official footwear for the competition.
Michelle was described by the host as a candidate who is advocating for autism as the Philippine bet strutted down the runway.
Michelle's experience growing up with two siblings on the autism spectrum prompted her to work closely with advocacy groups, as the host mentioned.
Michelle’s experience growing up with two siblings on the autism spectrum prompted her to work closely with advocacy groups, as the host mentioned.
“This 28-year-old actress has established a foundation that aims to give opportunities to individuals on the spectrum” she added.
Michelle expressed her satisfaction with her performance during the closed-door interview earlier.
Michelle uploaded the pink Mark Bumgarner outfit she wore during her interview to her Instagram page.
Michelle concluded the closed door interview by writing ‘finito’.
“Overall happy with how everything went! Glad that I was able to highlight the most important aspects about my individuality and I pray it was well received and understood by the judges,” she added.