Michelle Marquez Dee was crowned as Miss World Philippines 2019 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Sunday evening.
Michelle Dee will represent the Philippines in the Miss World 2019 pageant in London, United Kingdom.
Other winners are Katrina Llegado (Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas), Kelley Day (Miss Eco Philippines), Isabelle de Leon (Miss Multinational Philippines), Glyssa Perez (Miss Tourism Philippines), Vanessa Mae Walters (Miss Eco Teen Philippines), Shannon Kerver (1st Princess) and Casie Banks (2nd Princess).
Michelle also won Miss Myra E, Miss GCOX, Miss Bluewater Day Spa (tied with Casie Banks), Miss Best Skin (tied with Kelley Day) and Miss Bench special awards.
Beauty runs in the blood
The newly crowned 23-year old beauty queen is the daughter of Miss International 1979 turned actress Melanie Marquez.
Michelle Dee was also the cousin of Winwyn Marquez who joined Miss World Philippines in 2017 and later won Reina Hispanoamericana of the same year.
The top 12 Miss World 2019 candidates are:
Shannon Christie Kerver
Tracy Maureen Perez
Isabelle De Leon
Vanessa Mae Walters