Clad in a two-piece white cotton ensemble for Bench, it didn't look like it was the first modeling stint of Michelle Dee.
Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, this 20-year-old Chinita beauty was definitely a standout.
And the fact the she's the daughter of 1979 Miss International Melanie Marquez made the pageant enthusiasts think that she is a beauty-queen material.
Photo from Alex Vergara
But wait, this Psychology student at the De La Salle University has yet to overcome her stage fright, plus, according to her mom, "she needs to be trained first."
How about entering showbiz?
Melanie told tabloid columnist RK Villacorta, “As of the moment, hindi pumapasok sa isip niya na mag-artista. For now, she just wanted to be a model."
Hence, Michelle has been quietly accepting various offers to model for several magazines without informing her mom.
She related in her interview with a major broadsheet, “I came to shoots as Michelle Dee.
“I never told them that I’m also a Marquez until they started asking about my background.”
The young lady is Melanie's daughter with former action star Derek Dee.