Michelle Daniela Marquez Dee is a Filipino actor, model and beauty queen who advocates for autism awareness and mental health education. She was born in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines to actor and businessman Frederick “Derek” Dee and Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez.
Michele is 5’10” tall. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She spent much of her childhood in their family ranch in Utah, United States and in their family’s hacienda in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines.
- Two of her siblings were diagnosed with autism.
- She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from De La Salle University in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- In 2011, she started publicly advocating for autism awareness and mental health education.
- In January 2020, she became the Goodwill Ambassador for the Autism Society Philippines.
- In 2018, she was a celebrity guest in a “Celebrity Bluff” episode.
- In 2019, she starred in the films “G! LU” and “Because I Love You“, starred in the television series “Love You Two” and “One of the Baes” and hosted “Glow Up.”
- In 2021, she starred in the TV series “Agimat ng Agila” and “I Left My Heart in Sorsogon” and was named Best New Movie Actress at the 36th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies.
- On September 15, 2019, she represented Makati City at Miss World Philippines 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila and won the title.
- On December 14, 2019, she represented the Philippines at Miss World 2019 at the ExCel London in London, England. She competed against 110 other candidates and finished in the Top 12.
- From 2021 to 2022, she played Hazel in “I Left My Heart in Sorsogon” and Serpenta in “Agimat ng Agila“, which both aired on GMA Network.
- On April 30, 2022, she represented Makati City at Miss Universe Philippines 2022 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila. She competed against 30 other candidates and ranked second, winning the non-competing title Miss Universe Philippines Tourism 2022.
- She was 27 years old when she became a Miss Universe Philippines 2023 candidate on February 18, 2023.
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