Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao put an end to speculations about a sexy photo of her circulating online that might disqualify her from the pageant. The athlete-turned-beauty queen explained on Tonight with Boy Abunda that she has been “upfront” about the photo ever since she first joined Binibining Pilipinas.
Michele shared that after graduating college in 2013, “It was the first time ever to happen here in the Philippines. This was the same time ESPN launched their women empowerment campaign where all of the athletes, athletic women na naka-nude sila but covered at different parts by their [sport’s] balls.”
“No [it was not a problem in Bb. Pilipinas] because even before screening they ask you about these things and I was very upfront about it. So sabi ko, ‘I have these pictures, these are the original pictures you see that I have a nude underwear on and then edited na lang yung splash of water’ so they knew about it ever since,” she said.
When asked if she has no issues about going nude, she told host Boy Abunda that she has “restrictions” and she’s okay with it “As long as it’s in the context of sports, as long as I’m not selling my body.”