MISS Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee is the newest tourism ambassador of the Philippines.
Dee was offered to be the tourism ambassador during a courtesy call on Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco at the DOT office in Makati City yesterday.
She conveyed her intention to promote lesser known destinations across the Philippines after accepting the role.
“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,” Dee 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,” she added.
Frasco invited Dee to join Philippine experience, the DOT’s landmark project, and visit Western Visayas.
The Secretary also thanked Dee for promoting the Love the Philippines tourism campaign.
“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,” she said.
“(Becoming a tourism ambassador) is not new, because you have already acted as our tourism ambassador through your representation of the country in Miss Universe,” Frasco added.
Dee was among the top ten finalists in the Miss Universe pageant held recently in El Salvador.