Miss Universe Philippines 2nd runner-up Angelique Manto cheered for Philippines bet Michelle Dee following her introduction during the Preliminary Competition of the 72nd Miss Universe.
Michelle wore a stunning navy gown when she introduced herself to the audience, announcing herself as a delegate of “Filipinas!” in the opening portion of the preliminary round held in El Salvador on Thursday (Philippine time).
MICHELLE DEE, FILIPINAS! 🇵🇭
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) November 16, 2023
Pageant-dedicated page For the Philippines by Oyelle uploaded a video clip of this moment on Instagram.
“Lumaklak ng [five] kilos na milo si MMD. Sige ihataw mo pa sa swimsuit [an] evening gown. Let’s go Philippines!” the post reads.
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Angelique, fellow Miss Universe Philippines 2023 candidate, saw this post. She expressed her support for Michelle in the comments section.
“GANDA NIYA SH*T,” the former Pampanga bet wrote.
Angelique competed against Michelle, along with other beauty queens, during the local version of the prestigious pageant early this year.
The Pampanga beauty has been a favorite among pageant fans on social media since she started her journey at the MUP last February.
The preliminary competition of Miss Universe is still ongoing.