Miss Universe PH 2020 2nd runner-up Michele Gumabao: “I can handle defeat”

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 2nd runner-up Michele Gumabao released a statement through Aces & Queens to thank her supporters and explained why she was not around after the coronation night. This year’s Miss Universe Philippines pageant was held in Baguio City last October 25.

“To all my Michelin stars, thank you for being with me on this journey! I love each and every one of you! Thank you for all your support! Til the very end Laban!” she said.

“I left this morning sa BCC [Baguio Country Club] while the pageant was ongoing. I knew who won last night pa I tried to go to our viewing party but everyone kept asking what happened all the hugs all the looks I couldn’t handle that,” Gumabao added.


Gumabao also clarified that she ‘can handle defeat’ and she did her best to win during the competition.

Read: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo says she won the title ‘fair and square’

“I can handle defeat hahahaha. I can’t handle the people asking me why why why…I’m sharing this with you because you deserve to know my side, we don’t need to defend to anyone. I did my best and I have no regrets.”

A professional athlete, Gumabao soon joined the world of pageantry and won as Binibining Pilipinas Globe in 2018. This year’s winner is Iloilo beauty Rabiya Mateo.

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