Michele Gumabao captivates in Sarimanok-inspired national costume at Miss Globe 2018

IMAGE Niccolo Cosme

Miss Globe Philippines Michele Gumabao will wear a sarimanok-inspired costume designed by Nat Manilag at the Miss Globe 2018 pageant in Albania.

Michele Gumabao is presently in Tirana, Albania, for the Miss Globe 2018 pageant.

The volleyball star left Manila on October 9, with her suit and suitcase matching the colors of the Philippine flag.

She wrote: "MICHELE GUMABAO,PHILIPPINES [heart emoji] So excited to meet new people and visit new places, but, most importantly, I'm looking forward to show the whole globe Filipino pride, talent, beauty and heart!

"En route to Albania!! @themissglobe 2018 activities officially starts today! Follow them on social media and get the latest and exclusive updates on the next few weeks!"

As soon as she landed, the 26-year-old beauty queen went straight to the pictorial location for the candidates' national costume.

Michele was clad in a yellow Anthony Ramirez dress.

Yesterday, October 13, she posted a photo of her Sarimanok-inspired costume.

It was captivating!

Designer Nat Manilag described it as a "sheer tulle pencil cut with knee high slit and ballskirt train modern Filipiniana with fully embellished hand embroidery details inspired by golden sarimanok."

The headdress and hand cuff, which was a collaboration between Nat and Son Alano, were encrusted with Swarovski crystals and feathers.

The photos were taken by Niccolo Cosme.

Meanwhile, Michele has started "collecting memories and new friends."

This was taken in front of the hotel, Grand Blue Fafa Resort & SPA, with Miss Brasil, Miss Canada,Miss Mexico, Miss Poland, Miss Portugal, Miss Moldova, and Miss Spain.

The pageant will be on October 21.

There's an online voting which can increase Michele's chances of winning the title.

As of October 14, she is third place with 15% of the total votes cast. Miss Portugal is leading the race with 20%, with Miss Albania having 17% share.

To support her, visit the Miss Globe website, type in the number of votes—with one vote $1. Pay through Paypal.

Or, you may call 09188113788  for details.





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