Michele Gumabao made the country proud by winning two special awards and landing a spot in the Top 15 in the 2018 Miss Globe held in Tirana, Albania. The pageant was held early morning at 1:00 am (PHL Time) October 22 or October 21, 2018 Albania time.
Michele Gumabao in sarimanok costume with special award ( photo from The Miss Globe pageant website)
She also bagged the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl awards while finishing at the Top 15.
When the online voting started few weeks ago, Miss Colombia got 23% of the vote with Philippine trailing in at 18%. By the time online voting closed on October 21 ( 3PM) Miss Philippines garnered 30.22% of the online votes to capture the Miss Social Media award followed by Miss Colombia, host Albania, Portugal and Ukraine.
Miss Social Media Award
Miss Philippines joined representatives of Canada, Russia, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Italy, Estonia, France, Albania, Portugal, and Romania in the Top 15.
Rounding up the top five were Perihan Koz of Turkey (2nd runner up), Italy’s Rosa Fariello ( 3rd runner-up ) and Albania’s Alba Bajrami (4th runner up)
China’s Yo Yizhou won the crown while Australia’s Montana Farrah Seaton placed first runner up.
Michele Gumabao in blue evening gown
Her sarimanok and blue evening gown was created by well known fashion design Nat Manilag.