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WATCH: Michelle Dee rehearses her runway walk for Miss Universe 2023

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Sep 06, 2023 1:15 pm

Michelle Dee is gearing up to win the crown at the upcoming Miss Universe 2023 competition as she is seen perfecting her runway walk.

On its social media pages, the Miss Universe Philippines organization gave a glimpse at the beauty queen's "fierce pasarela training," where she was captured practicing her long, elegant strides in pink high heels while wearing black sweatpants and a crop top. 

Many of Michelle's supporters gave her some tips and words of encouragement on how she could further improve her walk.

"Kaunti nalang! Pero sana wag siyang mag-iwan ng weight sa paa kasi bumibigat tignan, pero kaunti nalang Michell! Go, go, go!" one user advised.

"Train and train lang. At the end of the day, you can’t please everyone. Do what’s right for you, but be open to constructive criticism. Her pasarela has improved, just needs more power, pacing, and maybe new poses at the end of her walk," another one wrote.

Dee, who was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2023 in May, made her mark at the local beauty pageant with her viral "snake walk," which was inspired by her beauty-queen mom Melanie Marquez. 

"When she models, hindi siya tumitigil, that’s something I take inspiration from," Michelle said of her mother in an interview on Fast Talk with Boy Abunda.

"One of my good friends [and] favorite photographers, Doc Marlon, he was like, 'That’s what your mom does, she never stops giving the camera something,'" she continued. 

Now that the upcoming Miss Universe 2023 competition is drawing near, there's pressure on all corners, but will Dee let that pressure affect her?

"If there's one thing you should know about me, I am most graceful under pressure. I actually like the pressure. I've had pressure all my life," she highlighted in a video published by Empire Philippines

Dee is set to represent the country on the international stage on Nov. 18 in El Salvador.