BTS shots of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 titleholders during their photoshoot with Raymond Saldaña earlier in the day. Watch out for the final images soon!
This batch produced a Miss Universe in Catriona Gray, a Miss Intercontinental in Karen Gallman, and a near-win as 1st Runner-Up in Miss International in Ahtisa Manalo. We can also add a Top 10 Miss Supranational finish for Jehza Huelar and a Top 15 placement in The Miss Globe for Michele Gumabao. It saddens me, though, that Eva Patalinjug was questionably snubbed in Miss Grand International.
At any rate, what an impressive score card for this group of titleholders!
The results are in.
Yu Yizhou of China was crowned The Miss Globe 2018. Her court includes 1st RU Australia, 2nd RU Turkey, 3rd RU Italy and 4th RU Albania.
Miss Philippines Michele Gumabao made it to the Top 15 and was awarded Miss Social Media & Miss Dream Girl of the Globe.
Miss Philippines Michele Gumabao as Miss Dream Girl of the Globe (top left), as Miss Social Media (top right) and as part of the Top 15 for #themissglobe2018
Earlier, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao boarded her sponsored Philippine Airlines flight that will bring her to a connecting layover to Tirana, Albania where she will join the other candidates for The Miss Globe 2018 which has a shorter competition period that will culminate in the Finals on October 21 at The Amphitheater in Tirana.
Our best wishes go to Michele as she tries to score a second victory in the said pageant.
At the Novotel Manila Araneta Center Monet Ballroom earlier, the Official Sendoff for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao was held with invited members of the media. The two lovelies’ spotlight event was graced with the presence of their “sisters” Catriona Gray, Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar and Karen Gallman who gave words of encouragement and endearment to the first duo in their group to start with their respective pageant missions abroad.
Both Eva and Michele will be departing for Yangon, Myanmar (host city & country for Miss Grand International 2018) and Tirana, Albania (host city and country for The Miss Globe 2018) by the end of September, respectively.
Our warm wishes of good luck to the two of you. Do the Philippines proud!
Michele’s pre-arrival photo for The Miss Globe 2018
Last Sunday, September 2, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao celebrated her 26th Birthday (left photo with her loved ones. And she blew her birthday cake, I could only surmise what her wish was. Considering that The Miss Globe 2018 will be hosted in Tirana, Albania from October 9-20, the desire to win a 2nd crown in the pageant for the Philippines is likely to be on top of her head. Aside from good health and a healthy career in and out of pageantry, that is.
Michele is looking forward to wearing the Philippine sash in the international competition. And her preparations are reaching peak levels before her eventual sendoff to be hosted by BPCI in a few weeks’ time or so.
Michele on the cover of Gadgets Magazine
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao would have easily qualified as member of the country’s Women’s Volleyball team currently competing in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia for the 18th Asian Games. But being one of our crowned national titleholders, she had to choose the responsibility of representing the Philippines on another front.
The Miss Globe 2018 will happen on Albania come October and the preparations are overlapping with the highly rigorous trainings for the Asiad. She simply where her priorities are aligned this year.
In the meantime, below are photos of Michele taken right after her makeup session with Carissa Cielo Medved amd before the pictorial for Metro.Style.
With the latest official shoot of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens over and done with (watch out for the Raymond Saldaña photos soon!), Michele Gumabao is starting to fine-tune herself for the task of winning yet another Miss Globe crown for the country. While the rumored hosting of Vietnam for this year’s edition has not been announced so far, she is ready to compete wherever the host city or country will be.
Below are photos from her recent makeup session with Carissa Cielo Medved. She has really come a long way – transformation-wise – from her intensive volleyball-playing years.