Michele Gumabao

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Michele Gumabao
Personal information
Full name Michele Theresa I. Gumabao
Nationality Filipino
Born Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao[1]
(1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 21)[1]
San Mateo, California
Hometown Quezon City, Philippines
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Michele Gumabao
Medal record
Women's Volleyball
University Athletic Association of the Philippines
Silver UAAP Season 72 Team
Gold UAAP Season 73 Team
Gold UAAP Season 74 Team
Gold UAAP Season 75 Team

Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao (born September 2, 1992)[1] is a former Filipino volleyball player and co-captain of the De La Salle University women's volleyball team, Lady Spikers.


Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao was born in San Mateo, California on September 2, 1992.[1] She is the fifth child of former basketball player and actor, Dennis Roldan and his wife, Loli Imperial-Gumabao.[2]

She studied in School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City before entering De La Salle University where she was a consistent Dean's Lister.[3]

On October 2013, Michele graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management.[4]


Michele joined the Lady Spikers and played for the team for 4 years, during which, the team won 3 consecutive championship titles at the UAAP. She was also a two-time Best Blocker and the MVP of the 75th season of the UAAP. Michele decided not to play in her final year for personal reasons.[5][6][7]

Michele plans on pursuing a career in Marketing or television hosting.

In 2013, she served as a Shakey's V-League analyst.[8] In the same year, she played for the PCSO Bingo Milyonaryo Puffins in the 2013 PSL Invitational conference.[9]

On March 17, 2013, she appeared on ABS-CBN's talk show, Gandang Gabi Vice with her teammate, Mika Reyes and two members of their rival school's team, the Lady Eagles, Fille Cainglet and Gretchen Ho.[10][11] On March 20, 2013, she also appeared on ABS-CBN's gag show, Banana Nite in the segment Ihaw Na!.[12]

She participated in ABS-CBN's Kapamilya All-Star Volleyball Game which was held on October 6, 2013. The event is part of the network's 60th anniversary celebration.[13]

In 2014, she played for the AirAsia Flying Spikers in the 2014 PSL All-Filipino Conference.[14] Shortly after being evicted from the Pinoy Big Brother house, Michele returned to playing for the AirAsia Flying Spikers.[15]

Pinoy Big Brother: All In[edit]

On April 27, 2014, Michele entered the Pinoy Big Brother house as one of the celebrity housemates along with Jane Oineza, Alex Gonzaga and Daniel Matsunaga in its 11th season which features adults, teens and celebrities.[16] She was evicted on Day 57.


Michele has endorsed the sanitary napkin brand, Modess,[17] and is the new endorser of Toby's Sports, one of the country's leading sports retail establishments, along with basketball player James Yap and Azkals goalkeeper, Neil Etheridge.[18]



Year Title Network Notes
2013 Hardball Studio 23 Guest, March 13
Gandang Gabi Vice ABS-CBN Guest, March 17 episode
Banana Nite ABS-CBN Guest, March 20 episode
Kris TV ABS-CBN Guest, March 21 episode
Bandila ABS-CBN Guest, March 22 episode
Minute to Win It ABS-CBN Guest, March 27 episode[19]
Kris TV ABS-CBN Guest, April 15 episode[20]
2014 Pinoy Big Brother: All In ABS-CBN Housemate
Aquino & Abunda Tonight ABS-CBN Guest, June 27 episode[21]
ASAP 19 ABS-CBN Performer[22]
Gandang Gabi Vice ABS-CBN Guest, June 29 episode[23]



  1. ^ a b c d "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VLY7-2SX : accessed 30 Apr 2014), Michelethere Imperial Gumabao, 02 Sep 1992; citing San Mateo, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  2. ^ Icamen, Pinky (9 June 2013). "Michele Gumabao • Belle of the ball". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ "PBB All In" kickoff marks firsts in introducing 18 teen, regular and celebrity housmates, entertainment.abs-cbn.com, 29 April 2014, retrieved 2014-05-06 
  4. ^ Zarate, Noel (20 March 2013). "Michele Gumabao: the reluctant volleybelle". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  5. ^ Jugado, Michael Angelo (17 May 2013). "Gumabao won't play in the UAAP anymore, but..". Rappler. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  6. ^ Naredo, Camille (20 October 2013). "Gumabao won't play in final year for La Salle". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  7. ^ Lozada, Mei-Lin (28 October 2013). "Gumabao rules out return to DLSU Lady Spikers as she pursues new career opportunities". spin.ph. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  8. ^ Villanueva, Kristina (29 September 2013). "Michele graces Sports Digest October cover". tempo.com.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  9. ^ Zarate, Noel (7 July 2013). "Philippine Super Liga: Team Line-Ups and Pre-Tournament Analysis". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Lady Eagles, Lady Spikers guest on 'GGV'". ABS-CBN News. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  11. ^ "GGV Pics of Fille Cainglet Gretchen Ho, Michelle Gumabao and Yeye". Ballers Pinas. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  12. ^ "La Salle's Michelle Gumabao grilled on 'Ihaw Na!'". ABS-CBN News. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  13. ^ "WATCH: Gumabao, Ho at All-Star Volleyball game". ABS-CBN News. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  14. ^ "Petron takes NU star with top pick in Superliga draft". ABS-CBN News. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  15. ^ Dionisio, Mac (28 July 2014). "After volleyball return, Gumabao sees no conflict between showbiz and her ‘true love’". Rivals. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  16. ^ "Meet the new housemates of 'Pinoy Big Brother'". ABS-CBN News. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  17. ^ Zarate, Noel (17 May 2013). "Volleybelles now endorsers: their time has finally come". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  18. ^ Zarate, Noel (25 September 2013). "Michele Gumabao bares all: the story behind the controversial "nude" photos". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  19. ^ "La Salle spikers fail on 'Minute To Win It'". ABS-CBN News. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  20. ^ "Gumabao siblings defend dad Dennis Roldan". ABS-CBN News. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  21. ^ "Michele: Housemates think Jane is fake". ABS-CBN News. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  22. ^ "Piolo & Toni reunite in ASAP 19". The Philippine Star. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  23. ^ "WATCH: Alex Gonzaga, Michelle Gumabao in rap battle". ABS-CBN News. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  24. ^ Jerusalem, Dan (11 June 2013). "Gumabao relinquishes last UAAP season". http://thelasallian.com/. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 

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