Walang bitterness na nararamdaman si Michelle Dee sa pagkakalaglag niya sa Top 5 ng Miss Universe 2023 finals sa El Salvador.
In fact, masayang humarap ang Kapuso actress sa panayam ng ABS-CBN right after the pageant at ipinahayag ang kanyang nararamdamdam.
“It felt amazing. It felt like home. You know, I love putting on a show. But most especially, I love just making all of my countrymen so proud. And kita niyo naman, talagang binigay ko talaga lahat.
“Everything that I could afford to give, I lifted it on that stage. And ultimately, I just left it to destiny. Of course, it’s not the result that we wanted.
“But I know, as long as all of you are proud, as long as all of you saw the hard work and dedication that was made behind it, not just for myself, but the whole team behind me as well, that’s enough for me. And ultimately, I hope you all are happy,” pahayag ni Michelle.
Tanggap na tanggap din ng beauty queen ang pagkapanalo ni Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios bilang Miss Universe.
“Of course, ultimately, it was Nicaragua’s destiny. She’s an amazing woman. So, I mean, on to bigger things, of course,” she said.
Ang isang ikinatutuwa ng puso ng dalaga ay ang todong suporta na ibinigay sa kanya ng ating mga kababayan.
“It is so heartwarming to see all of the Filipinos come together to support the country that we love. It is all about bayanihan, and we really showed the universe what we had to offer,” aniya pa.
Kung may panghihinayang man si Michelle ay ‘yung hindi raw siya nakahawak ng microphone.
“Sayang hindi ako nakahawak ng mic. But if anything, just know that I was training the whole year to make sure that if ever I had that moment, walang butas. But again, it’s all about destiny,” she said.