Michelle Dee Is The Country’s Newest Tourism Ambassador

The Department of Tourism officially appointed the Miss Universe finalist last Friday, December 1.

Fresh off her run in Miss Universe 2023, Michelle Dee was welcomed home as the Philippines’ newest tourism ambassador.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) made the announcement during Dee’s visit to their office in Makati City.

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Michelle Dee with Tourism chief Christina Frasco
Michelle Dee with Tourism chief Christina Frasco | Image via Instagram @michelledee

“It’s no secret that I’ve always been proud to call the Philippines my home. And I really wanted that to shine on the Miss Universe stage. I was able to showcase my advocacy, my creativity, and, of course, love for the tourism of the country,” she said.

“We will be touring around the Philippines really to spread that goal and that passion to really make the universe know about what the tourism in the Philippines has to offer.”

Making Her Country Proud

Tourism chief Christina Frasco thanked Dee for bringing the Love the Philippines campaign all the way to the Miss Universe stage in El Salvador. The pageant contender went on to win the award for Best National Costume.

Miss Universe 2023 Best National Costume
Image via Instagram @michelledee

“I was tagged so many times by so many Filipinos who are so happy to see you literally carry upon your shoulders your love for the Philippines. And you have manifested this so well in how you have presented yourself, how you have carried yourself with such elegance and grace,” Frasco told Dee.

Dee later took to Instagram to express her gratitude once again. “Full circle moment,” she wrote. “I’ve always been proud to call the Philippines my home and to call myself Pinoy! To be able to work closely with the Department of Tourism to achieve our shared goal of promoting #FILIPINAS is a dream come true. Maraming Salamat sa tiwala.”

The Department of Tourism assigned Michelle Dee as the country's newest tourism ambassador.
Image via Instagram @michelledee

During Dee’s courtesy call, Frasco invited her to visit Western Visayas and join DOT’s landmark project, the Philippine Experience. The program was first launched in the cities of Silay and Bacolod in Negros Occidental.

Image via Instagram @michelledee.

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