Volleyball star turned beauty queen Michele Gumabao has left for Albania on Tuesday for the Miss Globe 2018 pageant.
The coronation night will be held on October 21 at the Amphitheater of Tirana.
On Instagram, Gumabao posted a photo of her carrying the Philippine flag at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
“So excited to meet new people and visit new places, but most importantly, I’m looking forward to showing the whole globe Filipino pride, beauty, and heart! En route to Albania! Laban Pilipinas,” Gumabao captioned the snapshot.
In 2015, Ann Colis won the country’s first Miss Globe title. Last year, Gumabao’s predecessor, Nelda Ibe, placed 1st Runner-up.