Welcome your new Goodwill Ambassador of the Autism Society Philippines – Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee!
During yesterday’s event, she wore a green ensemble by Mikee Andrei.
Stylist Francis Chee
Makeup Dave Quiambao
Hair July Vito
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From among the 2018/2019 titleholders of Binibining Cebu, Tracy Maureen Perez was the only one who went to the nationals during her reign as Binibining Cebu Charity. Last year, she took a chance with Miss World Philippines where she grabbed a spot in the Top 12 during the Finals. It was the pageant that afforded her a good experience of how things are being run on a larger scale – and something that should motivate her to resurface this 2020. As a Binibini for Bb. Pilipinas or aspirant for Miss Universe Philippines or Mutya Pilipinas, I hope?
You see, Tracy has a far more impactful presence in person than what you can see in the photos here. She exudes tempered vibrance – an elegant level of grace that trips somewhere between being queenly and relatable. Personally, I can’t wait to see her extend the pageant journey because she could be a winner in the making.
I seldom chat with a lady for the first time where the subject matter revolved around how I started blogging and what books and movies inspired me to create a signature writing style. That is exactly what happened during my first online encounter with Asha Gutierrez. And boy, did I enjoy it. I have already seen and observed her in person – enough to encourage me to make an entry about this thinking beauty whose name in Sanskrit means “wish, desire, hope”.
Asha is not your typical pageant joiner. She has the mix of an introverted/artistic personality with an occasional outward leaning. She is a writer and entrepreneur who loves to dance Salsa and Latin. Before graduating from the De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, she was an active athlete who trained with the national team in not just one, but two sports – basketball and boxing. Priority was given to her studies, though. The closest she returned to either of the two disciplines was when she took on Assistant Coach duties to young students.
Back to her name which – in Sanskrit – means “wish, desire, hope”, Asha got her baptism of fire in pageantry when she joined Miss World Philippines 2019. It was like coming out her shell, so to speak. She followed this up with Global Asian Model Philippines shortly after just so she can make a good comparison of the two different competitions. The experience made her realize that beauty contests are better suited to her liking because she can express herself more as a potential Beauty Queen than going deeper into the world of runway shows, editorial shoots and the like.
The wish stems from this point – to join another national pageant in 2020 given the desire to win a crown. Hopefully, she is fated to have one of her own. Sooner or later. And with this, I end with a quote from one of my favorite authors Daphne du Maurier:
”A dreamer, I walked enchanted, and nothing held me back.”
To be part of the Miss World 2019 Top 12 meant placing higher than at least 99 other aspirants for the crown.
You did very well, Miss World Philippines Michelle Marquez Dee!
Today, December 14, is when the new Miss World will be crowned at ExCel London. And our Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee is ready to fight till the very end. She has come this far and there simply is no letting up in the fight for a second blue crown for the Philippines.
Watch the video of our bet in her Francis Libiran National Costume. It should inspire you even more to root for her.
And do watch out for the very elegant evening gown that she will wear from the same designer. It should be a very special creation that will merit your absolute approval.
Step up to the plate.
The time to shine at your brightest is NOW!
You always see Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee in those unsmiling, modelesque shots. For a change, here’s our Miss World 2019 bet making us feel her joy at how things are slowly coming up roses in London – in this, the homestretch of the competition.
The Francis Libiran gown above is inspired by the Philippine Seas.
Shot by Mike Gella
Makeup by Dave Quiambao
Hair by July Vito
Below is the promotional teaser for the airing of the Miss World 2019 Finals this coming Saturday on GMA-7.
Kudos to Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee for winning her Head-to-Head match against Miss Turkey Simay Rasimoğlu. She is now guaranteed a spot in the Top 40 during the Miss World 2019 Finals this coming Saturday.
The nine (9) other ladies who made it are:
Trinidad & Tobago
Let’s keep on cheering for Michelle!
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