TINANGGAP na ni Michelle Dee ang kanyang naging kapalaran sa katatapos na Miss Universe 2023 sa El Salvador. Si Michelle ang kinatawan ng Pilipinas para sa 72th edition of Miss Universe na kung saan nga ay si Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios ang mapalad na nag-uwi ng corona. Ang maganda ay umabot naman ang ating kandidata sa Top 10, pero nalaglag na siya sa Top 5 na nagkaroon ng controversial. Sa panayam ni Dyan Castilleo ng ABS CBN kay Michelle right after the pageant ay masaya na siya knowing that binigay niya ang lahat ng kanyang kakayahan hanggang sa huling sandali.
“It felt amazing, it feft like home. You know, I love putting on a show. But most especially, I love just making all of my countrymen so proud. And kita n`yo naman, talagang ibinigay ko lahat. Everything that I could afford to give, I lifted it on that stage. And ultimately. I just left it to destiny. Of course, it`s not the result that we wanted. But I know, as long as all of you are proud, as long as all of you saw the hard work and dedication that was made behind it, not just for myself, but the whole team behind me as well, that`s enough for me. And ultimately, i hope you all are happy, “ pahayag ni Michelle. “Of course, ultimately, it was NIcarauga`s destiny. She`s an amazing woman. So. I mean, on to bigger things, of course,” say pa ni Michelle.
Ang sobrang ikinatuwa pa ni Michelle ay ang suportang ibinigay sa kanya ng ating mga kababayan. “It is so heartwarming to see all of the Filipinos come together to support the country that we love. It is all about bayanihan, and we really showed the universe what we had to offer,” aniya. Ang isang bagay na pinanghihinayang ni Michelle ay yung hindi raw siya nakahawak ng microphone. “Sayang hindi ako nakahawak ng mic. But if anything, just know that I was training the whole year to make sure that if ever I had that moment, walang butas. But again. It`s all about destiny,” she said.