- MJ Lastimosa just shared a short video clip of Rabiya Mateo during the pre-announcement
- Rabiya was wearing a blue dress, which perfectly highlighted her beauty
- "Ganda ni palangga" could be heard in the background
- The clip quickly went viral, just like with other events that she competed in
MJ Lastimosa just posted a video clip of Rabiya Mateo as the girls were shooting the pre-announcement.
She was a real stunner in a blue dress, proudly representing the Philippines.
"Shooting finals pre announcement rn, ganda naman po nyaaan," captioned MJ.
The video clip showed Rabiya very confident, truly enjoying every moment of the competition.
Earlier, the prelims evening gown and swimsuit competition were done and Rabiya certainly nailed both.
The beauty queen wore a lovely sun-inspired evening gown, which would complete the three primary colors of the Philippine flag if paired with the gowns worn by Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray.
Rabiya Occeña Mateo is an Indian-Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines in 2020. She is set to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, which will be held on May 16, 2021 in Florida. Rabiya was born on November 14, 1996 to an Indian-American father and a Filipino mother who later separated.
Ogie Diaz, in his latest vlog, weighed in on the controversy involving Catriona Gray and Rabiya Mateo. Catriona received criticism after she did not express her support for the country's Miss Universe candidate, Rabiya, comparing the support Pia Wurtzbach gave the latter. Cat responded that she is a Filipina and a Miss Universe and that the pageant is a celebration of women. The comedian and talent manager then echoed the sentiments of Catriona in her reply to all the bashing.
Rabiya Mateo took to Instagram and affirmed that she is indeed a fan of Thai actor Mario Maurer. This came about after Kim Atienza addressed Maurer and said that the beauty queen is not a fan of his. Kim said that it is Kakai who is a fan of the Thai actor but she was treated badly by his PR team. The beauty queen then reposted a photo of Maurer and said that she was fangirling.
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