- Rabiya Mateo made headlines after winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 title
- Her Filipina mother was the one who felt proudest after Rabiya won the crown
- The beauty queen’s friend shared a video of Rabiya’s mother reacting to the achievement of her daughter at the pageant
- The proud mother was visibly emotional and overwhelmed as she watched her beloved daughter take the crown
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Rabiya Mateo made a lot of Ilonggos proud by winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown.
However, the one who felt proudest at her stunning victory is none other than her Filipina mother.
One of the beauty queen’s friends, Meggy Baitan Bactung, shared a video of Rabiya’s mother reacting to the achievement of her daughter at the pageant.
Her mother was visibly emotional and overwhelmed as she watched her beloved daughter take the crown.
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On Instagram, Rabiya also posted a tribute for her mother and her late grandmother. According to Rabiya, both of those women were single mothers who did their best to nurture their kids. Many years ago, Rabiya was left by her Indian father so her mother had no choice but to raise her children on her own.
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 has also personally denied these accusations against her.
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.” Hopefully, Rabiya Mateo will be able to overcome her controversies and find success in representing our country at the Miss Universe pageant!
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