- Christine Mateo, the mom of Rabiya, has finally aired her thoughts on the bashers of her daughter
- One of the things that she pinpointed was during the national costume segment
- She said that they did not know the sacrifices that Rabiya made
- The concerned mother reiterated how the beauty queen's legs were wounded and how she needed to carry 21 kilos of costume
Christine Mateo, Rabiya Mateo's mom, in an interview with Cinema News One, recounted how her daughter was bashed especially during the national costume segment.
She told her daughter to stay focused amid all the bashing that were thrown her way.
"'Huwag mong intindihin ang mga iyan, anak. Focus ka lang.' After that, she's on the right track. Nag-focus na siya sa competition."
She said that those who bashed her did not know the sacrifices that she made in representing the Philippines in the prestigious competition.
The mom emphasized how Rabiya's legs were injured and yet she managed to pull through.
She also reiterated how Rabiya had to carry 21 kilos of wings for the costume segment.
She also advised Rabiya not to mind the bashers but to focus on the competition.
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.
Rabiya Mateo just revealed her plans after her Miss Universe journey. She said that she might be taking break from social media and thereafter, she's planning to go into show business. She then highlighted that she might go the way of "acting." The beauty queen also expressed that she felt sad when she was not called for the Top 10 but she saw the 10 girls and felt they deserve it.
Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend posted a simple, yet very meaningful message on his Instagram Stories. The post, which contain just one Ilonggo word, also has a “Baybayin” script equivalent on the top. Rabiya’s longtime BF, Neil Salvacion, is known to be very supportive in all endeavors of the Ilongga beauty queen. The simple message he posted is proof of that.
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