Watch my exclusive interview with Fashion Designer and Jewelry Maker Manny Halasan where he carefully talks about his contribution to Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo’s (Rocky Gathercole) National Costume for the 69th Miss Universe.
I can already envision the final ensemble to be out-of-this-Universe! Knowing Rocky’s aesthetics, it should be. And with the inputs of Manny, it will provide the pageant side of the design I reckon.
I know we’re still in the midst of the 69th Miss Universe, but read this:
“Show it to the universe! Don’t miss the chance to represent your city or province and advocate for the causes close to your heart at the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant! Applications are now open!”
Get the form on the MUPH app or through this link: https://bit.ly/3vJUlBo
And while we’re at it, here’s an additional message from the Miss Universe Philippines Organization:
Let’s start a partnership to conquer the #universe! We are looking for Accredited Partners in the following cities and provinces:
1. Nueva Ecija
3. Negros Occidental
4. Eastern Samar
6. Davao de Oro
9. Sultan Kudurat
10. Agusan Del Norte
12. Surigao Del Norte
13. South Cotabato
14. Lanao Del Sur
15. Bacolod City
16. Iligan City
17. Las Piñas
19. San Juan
Get the form on the MUPH app or through this link: https://bit.ly/3bblKod
Our Accredited Partnership Programme aims to recognize and put a premium on the pageant professionals who have time and again supported countless candidates’ campaigns for the crown. This program also affirms the oneness of the Filipino people by allowing candidates to be matched with Accredited Partners across the country, placing value on a candidate’s ability to see and share the beauty in the city or province whose name she shall call as her own.
Heels. Heels. And more heels bagged, labeled and delivered!
Here are the Jojo Bragais Footwear for the 69th Miss Universe candidates waiting for their respective owners to be picked up in one of the function rooms inside Seminole Hard Rock Holly.
Curious to know who the roommate of Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo is?
It’s Miss Universe Japan Aisha Harumi Tochigi!
Watch the quick clip below.
Miss Universe Nepal Anshika Sharma and Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo meet in person for the first time.
Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo and Miss Universe Thailand Amanda Obdam meet in person for the first time.
Before we get flooded with more photos of the 69th Miss Universe candidates in Hollywood, Florida, here is one of the newly-uploaded photoshoots of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo taken before she left the country last month.
Make Up: Joseph Madrid
Hair: Aryan Buccat
Gown: Rau Uson-Ablaza
Shoes: Jojo Bragais (Official shoes for Miss Universe 2020)
Stylist: Shandy Montecarlo Lim
Photo: Mark Caceres
Lightsman: Christian G. Buen
Location: @anchorpoint by @hughldridge
Special Thanks: Rabie Ian Biongcog Pogoy Michelle Joy Padayhag @shutter_modeltalentmanagement @aces_and_queens
If you already have the Miss Universe Philippines App installed on your mobile phone or tablet, then you can’t afford to miss Episode 3 of #FollowingRabiya: Florida where her stay (up until the final few hours) in Fort Lauderdale was documented all the way to her arrival at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL.
Rabiya also shared her musings about the long and arduous journey, the learnings, the sacrifices and finally, the realizations that has brought her to this – the biggest fight of her life.
The episode also features some of the US-based Filipinos who selflessly shared their time and efforts in making the stay in Fort Lauderdale more comfortable.
Download the app now so you can watch. It is available via Google Play on Android or App Store on iOS.
#RabiyaMateo #69thMissUniverse #MissUniversePhilippines
From Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood in Florida, our Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo started her journey for the 69th Miss Universe crown. She was accompanied by #TeamPhilippines led by Jonas A. Gaffud right before checking in at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Solo shots of Rabiya courtesy of Thai Sashes.
#RabiyaMateo #69thMissUniverse #MissUniversePhilippines
#Watch: My interview with Furne Amato, the Dubai-based World-Class Designer who will do the evening gowns of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for the Preliminaries and Finals of the 69th Miss Universe in Hollywood, Florida.
In it, he gave us hints on his inspirations for the creations as well as what we can expect from the final output that will be worn by our Queen.
Furne is not usually a fan of giving interviews so I am so pleased to be one of the few chosen for this opportunity.
#69thMissUniverse #RabiyaMateo #FurneAmato
Here is Look 011 of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo – an orange (bodycon) dress with shoulder detail and asymmetrical neckline by Davao-based Designer Neil Patrick Jimlani. Dripping diamond earrings by LVNA By Drake Dustin complete the look.
Styling by #TeamRAINxEM Rainier Joseph Dagala and Em Millan with associates Rio Camantigue and Elaine Villapando.
Layout by @merlitopabatao
Photography by @sorianostudionsmnl @donhenrique and @dyanbugay
Product Photography by @ron.mendoza
Special thanks to @neatobsessions
#MissUniverse #RabiyaMateo #MissUniversePhilippines jonasempire.ph @albertandrada @darricckk
#TeamRAINxEM @cheregioskos @danellouise @alt.mgmt
I am loving the National Costume of Miss Universe Nepal Anshika Sharma – an ode to mountaineers who have conquered Mount Everest.
This modern ensemble is not complicated but very reflective of one of the country’s contributions to the Universe.
It takes a village to build a National Costume. And nowhere is this more evident than what Miss Universe Malaysia Francisca Luhong James will wear for the 69th Miss Universe – a #kampungku or translated from Bahasa Malaysia as “my hometown”.
She is literally bringing a representation of her village to the competition. Wow! 😯
To be host delegate and birthday celebrant at the same time – that is Miss USA 2020 Asya Danielle Branch for you.
You have the shortest travel time to Hollywood, Florida among the candidates – less than 90 minutes by plane from Mississippi. But you have one of the most demanding responsibilities in the 69th Miss Universe – a 23 year-old big sister to 73 delegates.
The one country gunning for a back-to-back win in the 69th Miss Universe is South Africa. They were close to achieving a three-peat before, if you will recall.
And Miss South Africa 2020 Natasha Joubert is not leaving any stone unturned in her mission. Never mind if Venezuela has already done it first. The important thing is to win.
So the cat is out of the bag.
Dubai-based Furne One will do the competition gowns of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo in the 69th Miss Universe, while the late Rocky Gathercole will make a posthumous debut on the Miss Universe stage for her National Costume.