Rabiya and boyfriend Neil
It was a lovely intimate dinner last night with Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo and her boyfriend Neil and my dear friend Voltaire Tayag. Louie Heredia hosted our small gathering at the Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge in Quezon City.
So nice to spend quality time with our Queen at her most relaxed mode. I truly appreciated having her in our midst as more of an ordinary individual than a titleholder. She was very receptive to all our comments and tips about how she can fine-tune her way of expression as well as differing her style of communication based on the nature of the talk. Voltaire and I focused a bit on how to make her sound less academic (read: teacher) and more spontaneous.
The presence of her boyfriend Neil also helped us to size up the dynamics in their relationship. The guy is very supportive of Rabiya in more ways than one. The pair confessed that the controversy last week regarding the Missosology interview and the Jam Magno vlogs affected them. But positively, it made them stronger and are now able to handle such issues more bravely.
You really need to see and feel the new Rabiya in person to appreciate her gradual transformation. The coming days and weeks will see her deep in training for Miss Universe and I can’t wait to give you more updates.
Here are photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo in an on-site endorsement of Popeyes Philippines and their yummy meals.
She is wearing a Mikee Andrei dress. She did her own hair and makeup here.
Looking forward to our dinner soon!
You have seen this hotelier compete as the phenomenal woman of Laguna during last year’s Miss Universe Philippines. And Jo-Ann dela Torre Flores is crossing over to Miss World Philippines where she will seek better fortune. She screened last February 3 at the Red Hotel.
Jo-Ann, 27, is giving this attempt one good try before she finally reaches the borderline age of 28. And given her previous experiences in local and national pageantry, she will use the learnings to hopefully come out more successful in the process. Her confidence is always beaming, just as a beautifully statuesque presence gives the added premium to her bid.
Good luck in MWP, Jo-Ann!
Will Riana Agatha Pangindian get her due reward in Miss World Philippines this time around?
At 24 with measurements of 32-24-36, this 5’7” charmer from Pasig City graduated with a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education from the University of Santo Tomas.
A semifinalist in both Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and Binibining Pilipinas 2016, Riana will use her valuable experiences to win one of the crowns at stake. Add to that her natural beauty, warm personality, poise and good communication skills, she may very well be in line for a victory in 2021.
I consider it an achievement of sorts to have been able to assemble these five (5) #Ambassadors of Miss Universe Philippines in one episode of #PageantryNorms.
Thank you for keeping me company, Rabiya / Bella / Michele / Pauline and Billie❣️
P.S. I am also happy with the number of live views for this episode!
Below is a quote from the article from Pep.PH about Sandra Lemonon’s social media announcement of her retirement from pageants:
“Maybe I shall not be in a pageant arena but I am sure I am on my own path & all the hardships/blessings that lead me to where I am today will help me be where I need to be with you by my side I will never have a dim light in my heart, I promise.”
Read the entire article by clicking on the link below:
Check out the first TVC of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for Lazada.
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Assitant stylists: @imrioliza @elainevillapando
Special thanks to Mario Garcia
Below are photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo taken at Uptown Mall today. The physical enhancement is quite obvious. And it added to her confidence. I just need to get used to it more. 🙂
Slowly but surely, she will be changing. And then Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo will utter:
“…look at me…look at me…I am changing”
Creative Director Rabie Ian Biongcog Pogoy
Photo Ed Durano
Mua Joseph Madrid
Hair Kerrsy D. Ymbong
Designer Hanz Coquilla
Stylist Franklin Bensi
Locale C Suites 8 Newtown Blvd.
Aces & Queens
Allen Ray Augusto
Congratulations are in order for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo who is now the newest member of the Ethics Committee of the Infant and Pediatric Nutrition Association of the Philippines – IPNAP.
Her fresh ideas and opinions will definitely be welcomed by the entire organization. After all, she has always been there for the welfare of the children and the fight against malnutrition.