Isa si Michele Gumabao sa pinakamatunog ang pangalan sa 40 kandidata ng Binibining Pilipinas 2018.
Nagsimulang makilala si Michelle bilang volleyball player ng De La Salle University hanggang sa naging professional player.
Tumawid din siya sa showbiz, kagaya ng nakababatang kapatid na si Marco Gumabao.
Anak sila ng aktor na si Dennis Roldan.
Mas nakilala si Michele nang maging housemate sa Pinoy Big Brother: All In noong 2014.
Aminado ang 25-anyos na TV personality na bagito pa siya pagdating sa beauty pageants.
“I am rather new to the pageant world and I believe that my life has been revolving around sports and volleyball since I was in Grade 6,” simula ni Michele sa kanyang introduction video.
Nakilala man siya bilang atleta, matagal na raw siyang sumusubaybay sa beauty pageants.
“I am admitting that I am new to the pageant world. I am admitting my inexperience.
“But I have watched beauty pageants; all the Binibining Pilipinas, Miss Universe, Miss International, all those international pageants.
"And I think I’ve picked up quite a few things from them."
Sa kasalukuyan, isa sa may pinakamaraming views ang introduction video ni Michele sa official Facebook page ng Binibining Pilipinas.
NOT A SETBACK. Baguhan man sa larangan ng pagandahan, naniniwala si Michele na advantage pa rin niya ito upang lalong matuto.
Sabi niya, “I consider my inexperience actually as an opportunity for me.
“It’s not a setback, because I am more open to people who want to teach me, who want to coach me, who want to make me better than who I was when I started training.”
Maging ang pageant camp daw na kanyang sinalihan ay nakikita ang potensiyal niya dahil mabilis siyang matuto.
“When I first entered Aces & Queens, that was really something totally new for me and I didn’t know anything.
“I was clueless as to how to walk, stand, sit, and how to answer question, because it’s totally different from how you do in your normal life.
“And I’m very thankful they saw me as a hardworking and very determined individual and student.”
Ganito rin ang nilalaman ng Instagram post ni Michele nitong January 24, Miyerkules.
Aniya, hindi siya ikinunsiderang “a naturally talented volleyball player but still, I was given the opportunity to play for our country and also be considered a professional.”
Ganito rin daw ang nararamdaman niya sa pagsabak sa mundo ng beauty pageants.
“The attributes of being a beauty queen may not have come easy and as natural as others have experienced, but I am a hard worker, a fast learner and a dedicated candidate.
“And just like how I devoted my life to win gold medals and championships, I plan to do the same for a crown.”
Hindi raw kasikatan at ang kinang ng pagkapanalo ng beauty pageant ang kanyang inaasam.
“I’m actually looking forward to the work.
“I’m actually looking forward to the things behind winning the crown, the hardworking, the discipline, the job in itself, because that’s what I’m used to.
“I’ve trained every single day I try to improve my talent every single day in volleyball.”
Nais din daw niyang magamit ang impluwensiya para sa pagkawanggawa at makatulong sa ibang tao.