LOOK: Rabiya Mateo slays in swimsuit pre-Miss Universe pageant


Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is serving looks two months before the Miss Universe pageant coronation night on May 16 in Florida, USA.

The 24-year-old beauty queen was exuding a powerful aura in a custom latex one-piece swimwear by Pinoy fashion designer Bessie Besana.

“Am I late for summer?” captioned Rabiya in a series of photos she as well as the Miss Universe Philippines Organization shared on social media. 

Rabiya, who is vying for the country’s fifth Miss Universe crown, also shared close-up photos of herself on Instagram. 

She also gave a preview of her signature walk called the Halabira Walk as seen in a video shared by Dyan Castillejo.

Meanwhile, Jonas Gaffud of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization praised Rabiya’s efforts to prepare for the pageant.

“From super skinny to vavavoom. Rabiya has been working out to get the perfect condition when she goes to Miami ??? #missuniverse #rabiyamateo,” he said.

The Philippines has produced four Miss Universe winners so far — Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray. Will Rabiya bring the country the fifth crown?

Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is set to pass on the crown in the prestigious international pageant to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on May 16.

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