Isa ang kilalang volleyball player na si Michele Gumabao sa mga kinoronahan sa katatapos lang na 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
Si Michele ang nakasungkit ng korona para sa Binibining Pilipinas-Globe na ipinasa sa kanya ng beauty queen-pilot na si Nelda Ibe na naging first runner-up sa 2017 Miss Globe pageant.
Ayon kay Michele, looking forward siya ngayon sa mga bagong opportunities na magbubukas para sa kanya bilang isang beauty queen.
This crown is for every girl who was told she couldn't! Believe in yourself, impossible is just a word! So Overwhelmed ❤ I still can't believe I've been given this opportunity to represent our country internationally. Thank you @bbpilipinasofficial ❤ thank you to all my michelins, to all our admins! To my family, my bestfriends everyone who supported along the way! To qc and tito joey of albay! Thank you for your support! To @ifammar for believing in me all the way! To my aces and queens family thank you! @natmanilag for making sure i was always dressed like a queen @ricciconde for making me look like one! Thank you @creamsilkph for the opportunity! Thank you God for always giving me the means to pursue my wildest dreams and craziest imaginations. Rookie of The Year! BINIBINING PILIPINAS GLOBE 2018 ❤ From pro athlete turned celebrity, businesswoman, coach and now BEAUTY QUEEN! i know whats next. Hehehe stay tuned 💋
"It’s just a new opportunity for me. I am very, very happy and honored to be here alongside these beautiful women," aniya.
Ayon pa sa kanya, kahit na beauty queen na siya ngayon, nanatili pa rin daw sa kanyang puso ang kanyang pagiging athlete.
my time ended when i graduated last year. i will not be going back to play especially now that respectable lasallians are blaming me for this. i had no doubt for this year's team but God had other plans. I FOLLOW GOD'S WILL IN MY LIFE, NOT YOURS AND NOT MINE! he has called me to do other things and he has blessed me tremendously. i moved on and i have no regrets.
“I am still a volleyball player but now with an extra crown on my head. It will always be my first career and my reign as a beauty queen," pahayag pa niya.
Kung papalarin si Michele, siya ang magiging ikalawang Pinay beauty na makakasungkit ng korona sa Miss Globe na nauna nang naiuwi ni Anne Colis noong 2015.