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WATCH: Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao Talks About How To Become The Best Version Of Yourself


Michele Gumabao may be this year’s Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 but even without her crown and title, she’s still the same old amazing athlete with candid personality that we’ve all come to adore.

Here are some personal anecdotes from the athlete-turned-queen that inspire us to become the best version of ourselves everyday:




On schooling: "In school, I’ve always been the overachiever in everything I do. May it be in sports, in extra-curriculars, or in academics, I always focused on the things I had to do. I’ve always loved school, and that’s what I want to share with kids—that no matter how good they are in sports, the academics is what will push them through in life."

On taking calculated risks: "Being the breadwinner, everything I do affects my family. I was just so used to planning, so I never make risks that are never calculated. Nadala ko siguro siya in life that’s why I tend to be more successful in the things that I do."

On beauty: "I don’t wear that much up makeup on regular days. Whenever you see me not in an event, I choose to be bare-faced. I guess that’s the athlete in me. But I enjoy putting on makeup and I enjoy collecting makeup. [Beauty tips wise,] just proper removal of makeup is important and I use a lot of oils for that. I love eye serums because I have dark circles, so I try to keep it as hydrated and healthy as I can.

On fashion: "I’ve always loved dressing up; I’ve always like having an alter ego! But also, no matter what I look, no matter what I wear, I’m happy. I’m easy to please! (Laughs) Maybe what I just don’t like is it’s hard for me to be versatile. Because I have an athlete’s body, it’s not like a body of a model that you can just put on any clothes and it’ll look good. I’m not model size 0-2. But a lot of people makes clothes for me now so I’m very thankful for that."



On staying in shape: "I go to the gym a lot. On off days, I try to put in the extra work that I’ve missed when I was in the pageant. I try to go to the gym in the morning whenever I have time. More on just weights and cardio for me. I have a specific program, and my boyfriend is my trainer so he knows talaga what to do. He works with the PBA so he knows how to work with athletes. Every night, I still play volleyball, that’s like 3 to 4 hours.

For Bb. Pilipinas, I really just cut my favorites, which are carbs and sweets, but only for like a few weeks. I just try to maintain whatever weight I achieved already and try to be as lean as I can. I can’t also gain weight ’cause it’s bad for your knees and I feel it (laughs)."

On what people don’t know about me: "I’m very crazy. I’m very makulit! Many people see me as a competitive, fierce, swag girl because of volleyball—and that’s who I am really inside the court. It’s just that people don’t know outside of the competitive arena, I’m really just a laid-back and fun girl that you can always talk to and is very deep and philosophical about life."





Produced by Grace Libero-Cruz

Photography by Rxandy Capinpin

Creative direction by Chookie Cruz

Styling by Stylized Studio - Danae Dizon, Patrick Perez, Joy Bernardo, Steven Coralde, Aina Ampil, and Aia Tabuzo

Makeup by Carissa Cielo

Hairstyling by Donald Lapez for Revlon Professional Brands

Shoot assistants: Sara de los ReyesMariel Abanes, and James Mangile

Special thanks to Gines EnriquezIvan de LaraTerry Dy of Café Amazon, and Stephen Capuchino

Shot on location at Zoomburst Studios