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13 things about Michele Gumabao, Filipino volleyball player-beauty queen

Michele Gumabao (©Miss Universe Philippines)

Michele Gumabao (©Miss Universe Philippines)

  1. She was born to former basketball player, actor and politician Mitchell “Dennis Roldan” Yap Gumabao and Loli Imperial-Gumabao in San Mateo, California, United States to Filipino parents on September 2, 1992.
  2. She went to School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City in BF Homes, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  3. From 2010 to 2013, she was a member of the women’s volleyball team of De La Salle University in Malate, Manila, Philippines. She was named Best Blocker twice and Most Valuable Player once. In 2013, she was a Shakey’s V-League analyst.
  4. In October 2013, she graduated from De La Salle Universitywith a bachelor’s degree in marketing management.
  5. In 2013, she played in the Philippine Super Liga for the PCSO Bingo Milyonaryo Puffins.
  6. In 2014, she joined the AirAsia Flying Spikers for the 2014 All-Filipino Conference. On April 27, 2014, she became a housemate in the ABS-CBN reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” and was evicted on June 22, 2014. She then played for the Generika Lifesavers, which took over the AirAsia team, in the 2014 Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Conference.
  7. She was the team captain of the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, formerly called the Philips Gold Lady Slammers, for the 2015 Philippine Super Liga (PSL) season.
  8. In January 2016, she served as an assistant coach of the Adamson University Lady Falcons for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 78. In the same month, she served as ABS-CBN Sports+Action’s game analyst for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 91 volleyball.
  9. In January 2017, she joined the new volleyball team United VC for the 2017 PSL season.
  10. In March 2018, she joined the Creamline Cool Smashers for the Premier Volleyball League (PVL), which won its first PVL championship in the Reinforced Conference in July2018 and the PVL Open Conference in December 2018.
  11. On March 18, 2018, she was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Globe 2018.
  12. Representing the Philippines, she competed in Miss Globe 2018 in Albania on October 21, 2020. She finished in the Top 15 and won the special awards Miss Social Media and Dream Girl.
  13. She represented Quezon City in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She was Miss MG Philippines.

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