- Rabiya Mateo recently called out Indonesian bashers criticizing her because of an edited video of her interview with pageant vloggers
- In the said interview video, Rabiya opened up about her desire to play a villain role if she became an actress because she finds it challenging
- She was then asked to show a glimpse of her acting skills and was given a scenario where she has to pretend winning Miss Universe but her first runner-up protested
- This part was then edited and went viral online which prompted Indonesian pageant fans to bash the Pinay beauty queen
Rabiya Mateo recently addressed the criticisms she received from Indonesian bashers after an edited video showing her goes viral.
The video came from pageant vloggers’ interview with the Pinay beauty queen for the Critical Beauty Salon YouTube channel uploaded on December 12.
In the said video, one of the topics discussed was Rabiya's desire to be an actress someday and play as an antagonist because it was challenging for her.
One of the vloggers then asked her to show them a glimpse of her acting skills and gave a scenario where Rabiya has to pretend winning Miss Universe but her first runner-up protested.
Watch the edited video here:
Rabiya then took to her Instagram Stories to defend herself after receiving backlash from Indonesian netizens.
“This needs to stop. This video was cut and some people are making issues out of this and trying yo bully me is IG. In the first part of the video which was not included here we talked about the fact that if Im gonna accept any role in the future I wanted to be an antagonist because I really wanna challenge myself. The host gave me a situation and I had a disclaimer that this is just a role before and after this video which was also cut.”
“I have never done anything to discredit or insult other candidates but putting word in my mouth and creating problems out of nothing is just toxic and it has to stop. No one should be bullied even public figures because that is unkind and pure evil. We can support our own candidates without destroying others. This needs to stop. I have nothing but love and admiration for Indonesians.”
Rabiya Mateo is a beauty queen from Iloilo City. She was crowned as the first-ever Miss Universe Philippines. She will represent the country to the Miss Universe pageant next year.
In a previous report by KAMI, Rabiya willingly showcased her dancing skills to the people in the online world. She was seen dancing the famous “Spaghetti Song” by Sexbomb Girls. The said beauty queen danced to the beat of the said song with Rochelle Pangilinan.
Recently, she also had a video call with Pia Wurtzbach about the Miss Universe pageant. The latter praised her fellow beauty queen and told her that she does not need to change her way of thinking.
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