- Rabiya Mateo captured both the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown and the attention of the entire nation
- Two of her friends, Acel Sabalza Tolentino and Meggy Baitan Bactung, gave glimpses of Rabiya’s simple life before she became famous
- The throwback photos show that Rabiya lived a simple and humble but joyful life with her friends
- She also graduated with honors at the Iloilo Doctor’s College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy
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Rabiya Mateo became a household name in the country after capturing the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown.
KAMI learned that two of her friends, Acel Sabalza Tolentino and Meggy Baitan Bactung, gave glimpses of Rabiya’s simple life before she became famous.
Based on the throwback photos, Rabiya lived a simple and humble but joyful life with her friends.
The beauty queen graduated with honors at the Iloilo Doctor’s College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. As previously reported by KAMI, some of her friends and acquaintances confirmed that Rabiya is a simple, hardworking, and intelligent lady.
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Here are the throwback photos of Rabiya Mateo:
Rabiya Mateo became well-known in the country after she won the Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Although she got accused by some netizens of being a diva and having an unfair advantage during the pageant, many people have defended her character. She also personally denied those accusations in several video interviews.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant has become controversial due to allegations of cheating. Miss Davao Alaiza Malinao defended the winner, Rabiya Mateo, saying that the cheating allegations against her are untrue.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is also one of the high-profile celebrities who expressed their support for Rabiya. The famous beauty queen supported Rabiya by welcoming her to the “sisterhood.”
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