Look who’s on the cover of the latest issue of Metro.Style – our Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens. Grab your (digital) copy now and read the individual articles on Catriona Gray, Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen Gallman and Michele Gumabao on the inside pages.
No need for explanatory texts, dear readers. Just enjoy watching the clip below.
There was queenly presence alright at the World Plaza in BGC yesterday during the formal unveiling of the first ever PLDT-Smart store – a one-stop digital hub and converged store which caters to customers from PLDT Group’s three flagship brands: PLDT, Smart and Cignal.
All the reigning Bb. Pilipinas 2018 titleholders – Catriona Gray, Ma Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen Gallman and Michele Gumabao – plus Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann were present to check out the opening, as well as try out some of the services on offer.
Below are more photos from the event.
The Smart Araneta Coliseum turned into blue tonight. And our Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens came in full force to grace the observance of the 11th World Autism Awareness Day held at the Big Dome earlier tonight. Left to right in the group photo above: 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Bernardo, BbP-Globe Michele Gumabao, BbP-Grand International Eva Patalinjug, Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray, BbP-International Ma Ahtisa Manalo, BbP-Supranational Jehza Huelar and BbP-Intercontinental Karen J. Gallman.
Here are two more photos from the said event.
The Miss Globe 2017 Do Tran Nganh of Vietnam
According to my reliable source, the owners of The Miss Globe Pageant Ltd. are in the thick of negotiations for Vietnam to be the host country of the 2018 edition where our reigning Bb. Pilipinas Globe Michele Gumabao will represent the Philippines. It makes sense considering that last year’s winner is Vietnamese beauty Do Tran Khan Nganh (left photo
) who won in Tirana, Albania with our very own Nelda Ibe as 1st Runner-Up.
If talks reach a fruitful conclusion, then Michele will have the advantage of having only a short air travel to her pageant mission. And this also means that support for her can be easily assembled with the reasonable airfare to Vietnam allowing more followers to book a flight going there.
Will update you on this, and the pageant destinations of our other Queens soon.
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao (leftmost) with her fellow Creamline Cool Smashers
You can take the fish out of the water for a specific number of minutes, but you can never take the water out of the fish for long. Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao is and will always be a volleyball superstar at heart. She lives and breathes the sport. Last January (and in the midst of immersing herself into all the pageant preparations that led to her crowning last March 18
), our Queen already signed up as one of the players for the Creamline Cool Smashers of the Premier Volleyball League.
And you should see her playing for the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference – which is the fourth conference of the Premier Volleyball League (31st conference of the former Shakey’s V-League) once the action starts on May 6, 2018 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. She is reunited in the team with two equally popular players – Alyssa Valdez and Melissa Gohing.
Watch her interview below with Anton Ross for “The Score” on ABS-CBN Sports.
Now some of you might ask if her league commitments will get in the way of training for The Miss Globe 2018 (which, I was told, will possibly be hosted in Vietnam during the 3rd Quarter or thereabouts). I don’t think so. Michele is planning everything in clockwork precision so there should be no need to worry about not giving due focus on her pageant mission for the country.
Watch a tribute video for Michele after the jump.