From volleyball superstar to beauty pageant titlist, Michele Gumabao is unstoppable as she takes on another field — hosting.
The Philippines’ representative to Miss Globe 2018 was recently launched as one of the hosts of the new-look The Score, the flagship program of ABS-CBN’s sports channel Sports + Action (S+A) that debuted its new format this month.
In an interview, the former De La Salle University Lady Spikers star player said sports, whether one plays it or watches it, evinces a distinct passion. She added that when she is on the court, the feeling she has with her teammates is different.
The program’s main anchor, Mico Halili, added the sports community is lucky that Michele did not leave volleyball to focus on pursuing showbiz. Michele was a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother: All In and is the sister of Kapamilya actor Marco Gumabao.
Mico added that apart from her skills as a player, Michele is also special in terms of her ability to breakdown the game.
Michele, who plays in the Premier Volleyball League for the Creamline Cool Smashers, has already showcased her volleyball know-how and communication skills as game analyst of ABS-CBN Sports. But in The Score, she will have more on-screen time as she will be doing features and interviews for the show.
“We’re going to bring to our viewers a closer, in-depth look at our athletes, share with them what’s life out of the court because that’s what everybody wants to know. A sport won’t be popular without its supporters. It’s our way of giving back,” she said.
Joining Michele and Mico in the program’s sports squad are other popular athletes including legends Allan Caidic, Eric Menk and Jimmy Alapag and current stars Beau Belga, Joe Devance, Chris Newsome and LA Tenorio. Also part of the program is another athlete-turned-host Gretchen Ho, who Michele has fought many battles with back in their days as varsity players in the UAAP.
Catch the all-new The Score from Monday to Friday, LIVE at 1 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Youtube channel and 6 p.m. on primetime on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD.