Former beauty queen Michelle Van Eimeren gave a heartfelt message to her daughter Leila Alcasid on Instagram for she will move back to the Philippines this year.
“Today is the start of another big adventure for you. Breathe in each moment, live with intention and have gratitude for even the smallest details.
“Enjoy this year of self-discovery, reconnecting with your roots and most importantly, family,” she added. “I’m excited to hear all your stories, celebrate your achievements and of course, [I’ll] always be here if you need me if anything doesn’t go as planned.”
Michelle represented Australia in the 1994 Miss Universe pageant and eventually married singer-actor Ogie Alcasid in 1996. They separated and had their marriage annulled in 2007.
Michelle, who is based in Australia together with daughters Leila and Sarah, is now happily married to Mark Murrow. Ogie also got married to Regine Velasquez in 2010.
The former couple however maintained a close relationship with each other. Michelle and her husband are godparents to Ogie and Regine’s son Nate.