Kapuso actress Michelle Dee is crowned Miss World Philippines 2019.
The 24-year-old daughter of Miss International 1979 and actress Melanie Marquez took home the crown during the pageant's grand coronation held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Sunday night, September 15.
Besting 39 other candidates, Michelle will compete at the 69th edition of the Miss World pageant, which will be held on December 14, at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom.
Michelle is not the only showbiz personality who won a crown during the grand coronation of Miss World Phillipines 2019.
Her fellow Kapuso star Kelley Day was adjudged Miss Eco Philippines 2019, and singer-acrress Isabelle de Leon was named Miss Multinational Philippines 2019.
Other title holders are Katrina Llegado, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2019; Glyssa Perez, Miss Philippines Tourism 2019; and Vanessa Mae Walters, Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019.
The runners-up are Shannon Kerver (1st Princess) and Casie Banks (2nd Princess).
Completing the top 12 are Tracy Maureen Perez, Billie Hakenson, Michelle Arceo, and Michelle Thorlund.
FAST TRACK WINNERS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Winners of the fast track challenges were also announced at the pageant's grand coronation night.
Fast track challenge winners were guaranteed a spot in the Top 22 semifinalists.
Beauty with a Purpose: Glyssa Leiann Perez
Talent: Sheila Marie Reyes
Sports: Michelle Dee
Multimedia: Aura Shaznay
Beach Beauty: Vanessa Mae Walters
Top Model: Katrina Llegado
Charity: Michelle Thorlund and Shannon Christie Kerver
Completing this year's top 22 are: Ilene de Vera, Kayesha Chua, Jacqueline Diamzon Hammoude, Patrixia Santos, Louise Theunis, Trisha Gutierrez Kalea Rivero Pitel, and Ruffa Nava.
Special awards were also given at the grand coronation night of Miss World Philippines 2019.
Here are the candidates who took home some awards:
Best in Swimsuit: Vanessa Mae Walters
Miss CAD Smile Award: Michelle Thorlund
Miss Bluewater Day Spa Award: Michelle Dee and Casie Banks
Miss Myra E: Michelle Dee
Best Skin by Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic: Michelle Dee and Kelley Day
Miss Cabalen: Katrina Llegado
Miss Big Chill: Kelley Day
Miss Bench: Michelle Dee
Miss Photogenic: Katrina Llegado
Best in Evening Gown: Katrina Llegado
This year's panel of judges includes Raymond Bagatsing, Sunshine Cruz, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
Meanwhile, GMA-7 actor Edgar Allan Guzman, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez, model-actor Victor Basa, and Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehman served as hosts of the pageant.