Melanie Marquez's daughter wants to be a beauty queen

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 05 2016 12:34 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2016 02:50 PM

MANILA - Model Michelle Dee wants to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez.

Dee, who appeared as a guest on Friday's episode of "Magandang Buhay" with Marquez, said she is planning to join a beauty pageant.

"Yes, I do have plans to join. It's been running through my mind ever since," she said, not giving further details.

"Nafee-feel ko rin na may potential din sana ako (I feel that I also have the potential, or at least I hope I do)," she added.

The hosts of "Magandang Buhay" noticed that Marquez was visibly surprised with Dee's announcement.

When they asked the young model why she initially kept her plans a secret from her mother, Dee replied: "I want to make it not just through her connections. I want to make a name for myself also."

Meet Melanie Marquez' gorgeous daughter, Michelle

The 21-year-old went on to express her love for her mother.

"Mom, I know you know how much I love you and how much I'm grateful for you. And despite our distance sometimes -- you are in the States and I'm here with my dad -- I hope that you know that I will always support you 100% and I will always be here for you," she said.

Marquez, for her part, said she is willing to give everything -- even her life -- to Michelle and the rest of her children.