LOOK: Michele Gumabao's national costume for Miss Globe 2018


Posted at Oct 12 2018 12:58 PM | Updated as of Oct 12 2018 01:31 PM


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MANILA – Michele Gumabao is a vision in gold as she posed in her national costume for Miss Globe 2018.

Designer Nat Manilag shared a photo of Gumabao wearing his creation, which is inspired by the legendary sarimanok – a “sheer tulle pencil-cut with knee-high slit and ball skirt train modern Filipiniana with fully embellished hand embroidery details.”

Finishing the look is a sarimanok headdress and a matching cuff encrusted with Swarovski crystals and feathers. 

Here’s a look: 


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Manilag also shared a video showing Gumabao talking about her Miss Globe 2018 National Costume in Albania.

“My designer for my international pageant here was also my designer back home for Binibining Pilipinas where I won Binibining Pilipinas Globe. He’s Nat Manilag. I still wanted to maintain that terno which is the national outfit, national costume. You always see that terno, called also a Filipiniana. And I wanted to have a twist, and Nat thought of having a sarimanok,” Gumabao said.

“Sarimanok is very popular with national costumes in the Philippines and it’s very bongga because it’s gold. And I just fell in love with it the first time I saw it,” she added. “His (Manilag’s) twist was the chicken on my arm because the usual is on your head… I had it for the whole day so I think my arm is asleep until now.” 

“So I had the chicken over here (points to head), and another one on my arm. It’s really heavy, but it looks beautiful.”


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The Miss Globe 2018 coronation night will be held at the Amphitheater of Tirana in Albania on October 21.

Gumabao’s predecessor, Nelda Ibe, finished first runner-up in last year’s Miss Globe pageant, behind Vietnamese beauty Khanh Ngan.

Ann Colis is the only Filipina who has won the Miss Globe crown. She competed in 2015.