By RUEL J. MENDOZA
INAMIN ng official candidate sa Binibining Pilipinas 2018 na si Michelle Gumabao na wala pa talaga siyang experience sa mga beauty pageants.
Bukod sa pagiging anak siya ng veteran actor na si Dennis Roldan at kapatid ng showbiz hunk na si Marco Gumabao, kilala si Michelle bilang professional volleyball player ng De La Salle University.
Kaya more on sports daw siya kesa sa pagiging beauty pageant contestant.
“I admit that I am new to the pageant world I am admitting my inexperience but I have watched beauty pageants as did you guys,” diin ni Michelle sa kanyang introduction video for Binibining Pilipinas.
“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 first started training when I first entered Aces & Queens it was really something totally new for me,” diin pa niya.
Pinost ni Michelle ang kanyang introduction video sa Instagram at ito ang nilagay niyang caption:
“Some things don’t come naturally. I was never considered a naturally talented volleyball player but still, I was given the opportunity to play for our country and also be considered a professional. 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.”
Tumutulong din si Michelle sa training ng mga aspiring volleyball players sa pamamagitan ng tinatag niyang Michelle Gumabao Volleyball Camp noong 2012.