Makati City's Michelle Dee made her presence felt during the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 preliminaries on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Cove Manila in Pasay City.
The 26-year-old former Miss World Philippines titleholder ran away with six special awards during the event: Miss The Medical City, Miss Jojo Bragais, Face of Essentials by Belo, Miss Creamsilk, Miss Kumuniverse, and Miss Savepoint.
Fan favorites Pauline Amelinckx from Bohol, Katrina Llegado from Taguig, and Celeste Cortesi from Pasay City took two special awards each.
Pauline won the Frontrow Choice Queen and Miss MG Car.
Katrina, on the other hand, was named Miss Center for Advanced Dentistry and Miss Philippine Airlines.
Meanwhile, Celeste took home the Miss Avana and Miss Aqua Boracay awards.
Other candidates who won special awards were the following:
- San Juan's Danielle Arielle Camcam – Miss COINS.PH
- Pangasinan's Ivylou Borbon – Luxxe Slim Fitness Queen
- Palawan's Angelica Lopez – Luxxe ImmunPlus Queen Majestic
- Mandaue's Isabel Luche – Miss Jewelmer
- Nueva Vizcaya's Gillian Katherine De Mesa – Miss Smilee
- Cebu City's Chantal Elise Schmidt – Miss Cavaso
- Cebu Province's Lou Dominique Piczon – Miss Okada Manila
Beatrice Luigi Gomez, who hails from Cebu City, will crown her successor in the pageant's grand coronation night happening on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Former Miss Universe titleholders Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow will be hosting the pageant.
Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu is also in the country and will be sitting as one of the judges during the coronation night.
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