Philippines’ Michelle Dee wins ‘Best in National Costume’ award at Miss Universe 2023

25 Nov 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee has added yet another feather to her accomplished belt; she has been announced as the winner of the Best in National Costume award. Michelle won through Miss Universe app votes, proving that her national costume was, indeed, ready for the Miss Universe!

Miss Universe Philippines organization, through their official social media, also congratulated Michelle in a post captioned, “MMD soars with yet another Award! The Miss Universe Organization has just officially announced that Miss Universe Philippines Michelle Marquez Dee won the Best National Costume Award at the recently concluded 72nd Miss Universe competition. Michelle won through Miss Universe app votes, proving that her national costume was indeed “radiant and ready to embrace the Universe!” Congratulations, Michelle! Yet another feather in your cap.”



Designed by Michael Barassi, Michelle adorned a national costume that represented Philippines itself. The costume depicted Sergeant Michelle Marquez Dee, adorned in the nation’s pride and heritage. With each thread woven into the ‘solihiya’ pattern, an iconic design used in the tropics of the Philippines, it embraces her body flawlessly — unfolding the story of the islands’ unity and artistry.

Michelle Dee, with her strong representation, placed in the Top 10 with her stellar performance at Miss Universe 2023. Along with winning the National Costume award, Michelle also won ‘Voice for Change’, ‘Spirit of Carnival’ and ‘Fan Vote’ awards, showing her charming personality and stunning beauty.