Michelle Dee Exclusion From Top 5, Miss Universe 2023 Judge Reacts

A fan of Michelle Dee has this comment on one of the posts that a Miss U judge shared

Miss Universe 2023 Judge Mario Bautista has this reaction to a comment from a fan of Filipina beauty queen Michelle Dee regarding her exclusion from the Top 5.

Michelle’s Miss Universe journey ended in the Top 10. Pinoy pageant fans were dismayed that she did not make it to the final five. Many pageant enthusiasts expected that she could be included in the Top 3.

Michelle admitted also that she regretted that she was not able to hold the microphone for the question and answer portion because she knew that her preparation could make her soar higher.

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📷: @michelledee IG

After the coronation night, artist Mario Bautista, one of the judges in Miss Universe 2023, shared a photo with this year’s winner Sheyniss Palacios of Nicaragua.

In the comment section of her post, based on the article in Bandera, a fan of Michelle Dee wrote this lengthy comment. The fan asked the judge what happened before the announcement of Top 5.

This became controversial because the social media page of El Salvador first posted an art card showing that Michelle was included in the Top 5 but a few minutes later, this was deleted and replaced with a different art card without Michelle’s name and she was replaced by Miss Thailand. With this, fans speculated that it became a “cooking show.”

Mario responded to this. He admitted that he wanted Michelle to enter the Top 5 as well. “Some woman got humiliated and I feel bad for her! Philippines Michelle Dee work hard to get the force for good Miss Universe crown, she won top 1 voice for change for her ADVOCACY, won the carnival special award over 84 delegates and did an AMAZING PERFORMANCE throughout her journey in MU,” the Miss Universe 2023 judge said.

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📷: via Bandera

Meanwhile, a video of Michelle Dee circulated online in which it appeared that she left during her first media guesting after the coronation night with other candidates. It can be seen in the video that she was assisted by two women when she went out and this garnered interpretation that she was asked to leave.

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