From volleyball star to beauty queen hopeful, Michele Gumabao is certainly fearless when it comes to pursuing her dreams. The celebrity athlete was seen with other Bb. Pilipinas aspirants at the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated Office located in Cubao, Quezon City, last January 6. Two days before the deadline for applications, Michele submitted hers at the last minute.
Netizens were thrilled to find out that the volleyball star was among the candidates for this year’s Bb. Pilipinas pagent. In a photo Michele posted on her Instagram account, the celebrity athlete can be seen wearing a skin-tight blue dress and nude high heels for her Bb. Pilipinas application.
Fans wasted no time complimenting the beauty queen hopeful:
“looking forward to see you join bb pilipinas.. you are a stunner..”
“Kung di ka man magka title sa Bb. Sana mag Miss World ka rin. Epek mga sporty dun lalo na sa Fast track events go (at)gumabaomichele”
“Ganda..goodluck sau..if its true na sasali ka sa bb. Pilipinas..”
“Wow may bet na ko for binibini. I wish you successes (at)gumabaomichele animo”
It looks like Michele, known as one of the prettiest faces on the volleyball court, wants to make a name for herself in the world of beauty pageants as well. A gorgeous face with a toned physique standing tall at 5.8 ft., Michele surely makes for a strong contender for Bb. Pilipinas.
Despite possessing the characteristics which can make a beauty queen, this is actually Michele Gumabao’s first shot at joining a beauty pageant. The athlete has always focused on her volleyball career ever since she was in college. She rose to fame as the captain of the De La Salle University’s volleyball team, subsequently winning the coveted Most Valuable Player award for women’s volleyball in the 75th season of the UAAP.
In 2014, Michele put her career on hold to join ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother: All-In Edition.” While inside the PBB house, she became good friends with fellow housemate Vickie Rushton, who happens to be a Bb. Pilipinas hopeful as well. After being evicted from the house, Michele went back to playing volleyball. She is currently playing for the United VC.
If Michele Gumabao takes home the Bb. Pilipinas crown, she will represent the Philippines in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.
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