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.
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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.
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#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.
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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
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#TeamRAINxEM @cheregioskos @danellouise @alt.mgmt
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.
This time, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo glows in an orange Carl Arcusa number.
Orange is a color of freedom, expression, and fascination – qualities that apply to our Queen.
Photo & Creative Direction: @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction: @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Shoes: Jefferson Si Custom Designer Shoes
Photography team: @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Special thanks to Bessie Besana, Aces & Queens, Mega Magazine
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In this blog entry are the different photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for her editorial shoot with Seven Barretto for Mega Magazine. Below is the inspiration and the credits.
The term maharlika is a loanword from Sanskrit
maharddhika (महर्द्धिक), a title meaning “man of wealth, knowledge, or ability”. Contrary to modern definitions, it did not refer to the ruling class, but rather to a warrior class (which were minor nobility) of the Tagalog people, directly equivalent to Visayan timawa. Like timawa, the term also has connotations of “FREEMAN” or “freed slave” in both Filipino and Malay languages.
Miss Universe Philippines
Photo & Creative Direction • @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction • @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Styling • @mikeeandrei
Makeup • @carissacielomedved
Hair • @ariesmanal_hair
Gown Designer • @francislibiran8 @victorharryhartman
Accessories • Christopher Munar
Photography team • @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Special thanks to @themissuniverseph @bessiebesana @peeweeisidro
Behind the photos:
Inspiration- Maharlika- “free men”
The brave and strong composed of warrior class
Set- inspired by the ancestral houses that are mostly found in Iloilo City
Fashion & Beauty Direction- Maharlika
Old meets new. (Representing modern Filipina women) &
Inspired by the beautiful works of @lenaberishaofficial
“For a country whose pre-colonial ancestry has left meagre evidence—no grand monuments or architectural structures and very few original manuscripts— these beautifully crafted solid gold pieces are a direct link to our heritage. “The pre-colonial gold bears witness to an advanced society with cultural ties to other, better-known cultures in Asia such as India & Java. It demonstrates that we had the technical skills and resources to produce these wonderful objects. It also suggests familiarity with Hindu-Buddhist ideas that have largely been erased from our cultural memory.”
Seasoned collector, Jomari Treñas, is fascinated by this intermingling of societies and how they are clearly translated in the designs. “You see the different cultures in the gold-making, such as the gold heads or earrings with figures that have very Indian influences.”
Sources: google, the Boxer Codex (1590) and Fr. Alcina’s Historia de Las Islas e Indios Visayas (1668), Philippines Tatler
Here is Look 010 of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo wearing a tendrils gown by Lenie Cañonaso where she did a playful mix of sequins with Iloilo’s Hablon. Her spiral diamond earrings come from LVNA By Drake Dustin.
Styling by #TeamRAINxEM of Rainier Joseph Dagala and Em Millan with associates Rio Camantigue and Elaine Villapando.
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Earlier, the Miss Universe Philippines Press Conference was held via Zoom with at least thirty (30) members of the pageant and entertainment media present taking turns in asking Rabiya Mateo questions about her preparations, thoughts and opinions on several matters leading to the 69th Miss Universe.
Here are some interesting details Rabiya shared:
– If it were up to her, she would like to be roomies with Adline Castelino of India so she can fill up the half of her Indian heritage with more cool learnings.
– Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was gracious enough to lend her something that will bring good luck in the competition. I know this to be a pair of earrings.
– Rabiya has only met Laura Olascuaga of Colombia and Vanessa Velasquez of El Salvador in person so far. She is excited to bond with more of her sisters soon.
– She made an appeal to pageant netizens to stop the bashing of the other candidates.
– She will enter the Miss Universe bubble on May 6.
Before we all get totally hooked up with the 69th Miss Universe fever, don’t forget to download the Miss Universe Philippines App (MUPH) – your digital front row access to all the news and updates about the biggest pageant in the country. It is very easy to use and navigate – no need to go through complex tutorials and the like.
This app was created by Choicely of Finland under the supervision of CEO Kaius Meskanen and Designer Emiisa F. Knuutinen.
MUPH is now available for download on both the Android and iOS platforms via the Google Play store and App Store, respectively.
#MUPH #MissUniversePhilippines #Choicely