Michelle Dee Biography
Michelle Daniela Marquez Dee (born April 24, 1995) is a Filipino actress, model, television presenter, talk show host, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2023. She represented the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2023 competition in El Salvador and finished as a Top 10 finalist.
Dee previously won Miss World Philippines 2019. She represented the Philippines at the Miss World 2019 pageant in London, England where she finished in the Top 12, Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica won the pageant.
Michelle Dee Early Life And Education
Michelle Daniela Marquez Dee was born in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 24, 1995, to businessman, film producer, and former actor Frederick “Derek” Dee, and to actress, author, former supermodel, and beauty queen Melanie Marquez, who won Miss International 1979.
Her paternal grand-uncle was the Philippines’s Chinabank founder Dee C. Chuan and her paternal grandmother, heiress and philanthropist Regina Y. Dee, was the daughter of Yu Hung-chun, who served as premier of Taiwan. Former PBA player Joey Marquez is her maternal uncle. Dee’s maternal cousin and Joey’s daughter is an actress and fellow beauty queen Winwyn Marquez, who won Reina Hispanoamericana in 2017.
Dee has one sister and four maternal half-siblings. She spent a considerable time of her childhood on their family ranch in Utah, United States during summers and family vacations. Dee grew up loving farm animals and enjoying the countryside, both in Utah and in her family’s hacienda in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines.
She attended the De La Salle University in Manila and graduated with a degree in psychology. In 2021, Dee completed her certificate program in entrepreneurship essentials from the Harvard Business School.