As the Philippines has been hailed as one of the most pageant-obsessed countries, Filipinos are always avid fans of the whole pageantry scene. From Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe reign to Gazini Granado’s Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe crowning – well, it’s safe to say that we’ve watched it all. And this year’s Miss World is no different.

Michelle Dee has won the crown as Katarina Rodriguez’s successor and she did not disappoint – being the daughter of previous pageant queen, Melanie Marquez.


She took to Instagram with the caption,
“A new chapter begins: ⁣⁣
I’ve just reached a major milestone in my life and all i can really say is Thank You. Thank you to everyone who’s believed in me since the beginning. I don’t think i’ll ever be the perfect queen but i promise to try my best and to continue to do so everyday throughout my reign. I hope i make you all proud and i hope you all enjoyed the show last night too. HERE WE GO!!!! #21forDeeWorld 🌎🇵🇭⁣

To the @msworldphil organization @arnold_vegafria @maruffa_beauty thank you for trusting me with the Miss World crown this year. To my mentors @melaniemarquez16 @aces_and_queens @mikeeandrei @ianlorenz @sigulanon @lowelllouie that have always pushed me to my limits and that constantly sees the best in me, maraming maraming salamat. And of course to some key people that have always extended their help even if they never had to @victorharryhartman @voltairetayag @davequiambao_ @iamjulyvito @john_paul_dizon @sovndwvave you guys are heaven sent. 🙏🏻🙏🏻⁣⁣
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To my supporters the @deefenders & @michelledee_ofc who never fail to cheer me on – win or lose, to my friends that ALWAYS have my back despite the circumstances (i heard about the struggles yesterday 🤗) and of course to my family @melaniemarquez16 @maxixee @abelawyer @mel_lapid_vlogs, to my Dad and the rest of the clan whose unending faith and support has brought me so much strength throughout my life, thank you so so much and i love you!⁣ ❤️ Lastly, thank you to the 39 girls that i shared the stage with last night. Getting to know a lot of you on a deeper level means so much to me. You guys have taught me so much throughout this journey and i really can’t thank you all enough.”

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A new chapter begins: ⁣⁣ I've just reached a major milestone in my life and all i can really say is Thank You. Thank you to everyone who's believed in me since the beginning. I don't think i'll ever be the perfect queen but i promise to try my best and to continue to do so everyday throughout my reign. I hope i make you all proud and i hope you all enjoyed the show last night too. HERE WE GO!!!! #21forDeeWorld 🌎🇵🇭⁣ ⁣ To the @msworldphil organization @arnold_vegafria @maruffa_beauty thank you for trusting me with the Miss World crown this year. To my mentors @melaniemarquez16 @aces_and_queens @mikeeandrei @ianlorenz @sigulanon @lowelllouie that have always pushed me to my limits and that constantly sees the best in me, maraming maraming salamat. And of course to some key people that have always extended their help even if they never had to @victorharryhartman @voltairetayag @davequiambao_ @iamjulyvito @john_paul_dizon @sovndwvave you guys are heaven sent. 🙏🏻🙏🏻⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ To my supporters the @deefenders & @michelledee_ofc who never fail to cheer me on – win or lose, to my friends that ALWAYS have my back despite the circumstances (i heard about the struggles yesterday 🤗) and of course to my family @melaniemarquez16 @maxixee @abelawyer @mel_lapid_vlogs, to my Dad and the rest of the clan whose unending faith and support has brought me so much strength throughout my life, thank you so so much and i love you!⁣ ❤️ Lastly, thank you to the 39 girls that i shared the stage with last night. Getting to know a lot of you on a deeper level means so much to me. You guys have taught me so much throughout this journey and i really can't thank you all enough.

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"When your body surrenders to movement your soul remembers its dance." 🥀 – g.r. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ When i first approached the Libiran team for my evening gown i already knew i wanted something that reflects my personality but embodies elegance as well. It was such an honor to showcase your masterpiece on the Miss World Philippines stage @francislibiran8 i can't thank you enough for always taking care of me. 🙏🏻 Your work truly deserves nothing but the utmost recognition in this country. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ To @victorharryhartman, you know how much i love your energy and how grateful i am that you were with me every step of the way. Cheers to more milestones ahead of us! *tight hug*⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Next up, London!! 🌎⁣ ⁣ Thank you to the whole @culturesalonmnl team and @jimryanros for taking care of me throughout #MWP2019 as well. Much much love.

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Good luck, Michelle! And bring home that crown!

Photo Credit: Michelle Dee’s Official Instagram