- Rabiya Mateo has stunned netizens with her performance at the Miss Universe 2020 preliminaries
- It can be worth noting that for the preliminaries, the 74 candidates started with the swimsuit competition
- Loud cheers for Rabiya echoed in the venue as Rabiya was finally introduced by Demi-Leigh Tebow
- In the video, Rabiya flaunted her 'Hala Bira' walk as she gave a few turns during the walk
Rabiya Mateo is a huge show-stopper and head-turner during the preliminaries for Miss Universe 2020 which is being held in Hollywood, Florida.
During the preliminaries, KAMI learned that the 74 beautiful candidates donned swimsuits from the Ema Savahl Couture swimsuits and wore shoes designed by Jojo Bragais.
In the video, loud cheers for Rabiya immediately erupted in the venue when she was introduced by Demi-Leigh Tebow.
In the video, Rabiya donned a bright yellow swimsuit which they topped off with a sheer and see-through long cardigan.
Rabiya certainly did not disappoint with her trending 'Hala Bira' walk as she gave a few turns for the judges and audiences to see during her walk.
It can also be worth noting that netizens were giddy at Demi-Leigh's introduction for Rabiya as she even said "Mabuhay Philippines" at the beginning.
Watch the video below:
The said performance of Rabiya also elicited several positive reactions and comments from netizens on social media.
"Mukhang mapapahiya ang mga bashers ni Rabiya!"
"Pak na pak si Mareng Ibyang! We stan a strong queen!"
"Juice colored! Ang performance pak na pak! Go go go Rabiya!"
"I can't wait for the evening gown part! Fast forward na tayo please!"
"Sana sa susunod di gano magmadali si Rabiya sa harap, savor the moment."
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.
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As reported earlier by KAMI, Rabiya Mateo could not help but cry due to the struggles she faced before going on stage for the national costume.
Meanwhile, Rabiya also made headlines when she reposted Catriona Gray's tweet of support for her on social media.
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