Rabiya Mateo Wiki – Rabiya Mateo Biography
Rabiya Mateo is a Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She represented the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant and finished as a Top 21 semifinalist.
Mateo was born out of a domestic partnership between her Indian-American father and her Filipina mother, who later on separated. According to Mateo, she grew up in poverty.
She is 24 years old.
Education And Career
She attended the Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Program at the Iloilo Doctors’ College and graduated cum laude. As of 2020, Mateo was working at a review center in Manila as a lecturer and review coordinator.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020
She represented Iloilo City at the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant after Miss Iloilo Universe 2020 at West Visayas State University Cultural Center.
During the question and answer round of the Top 16 semifinalists, she was asked: “Throughout this journey, you have discovered you are a phenomenal woman who is conditioned for greater. How can you create a positive and lasting impact on the world around you?” She responded:
“First of all, I need to stick to my core, which is being passionate about educating people. I am a lecturer, and I’ve been pursuing this because this education had helped me to have that comfortable life that my family and I deserve. I want to push people, I want them to achieve more extraordinary things in life through me, and I know that Miss Universe, anything is possible because I am a phenomenal woman with a heartfelt beauty.
Mateo represented the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Miami, Florida, United States, and finished as a Top 21 semifinalist.
Miss Universe Philippines 2021
Miss Universe Philippines has released the official portraits of its 2021 candidates.
A total of 99 photos were uploaded on the national pageant’s Facebook page on Monday.
Organizers encouraged fans to vote for their favorites through the Miss Universe Philippines app as the candidates get narrowed down to the Top 75.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2021 coronation night will be held on September 25 and will feature only 30 candidates chosen after a series of virtual challenges.
The winner will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant set in Israel in December.
Rabiya Mateo, who ended her Miss Universe journey in the top 21, is set to crown her successor.