Interestingly, our Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo will be one of the front row dancers during the 69th Miss Universe show on May 16 (May 17 here) so it would be easy to spot her in the opening number. Our Queen confessed to being not much into dancing, but she simply gave it her all to the choreographers.
In the meantime, below is the full interview of Rabiya as conducted by Telemundo.
When you have the whole pool to yourself, enjoy and pose. After all, the photographer will definitely take your shots – for fun, for exposure and for us.
Pool hair, don’t care!
Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo in pictures taken when she fell and got wet in the pool at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
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MUBA Cosmetics for the 69th Miss Universe are seen here with the delegates from Puerto Rico, South Africa, Iceland, Uruguay and Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo.
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Rehearsals. Rehearsals. And more reharsals. You’d think that the ladies of the 69th Miss Universe get tired of doing their steps over and over again. But no, these thoroughbreds aim for perfection so that they can give us the best show on the night of the Finals.
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BTS from today’s photoshoot at Hard Rock Holly for the 69th Miss Universe featuring Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo with Estefanía Soto Torres of Puerto Rico, Natasha Joubert of South Africa, Elísabet Hulda Snorradóttir of Iceland and Lola delos Santos of Uruguay.
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This is the look of Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo for the 69th Miss Universe shoot wearing blue Sherri Hill.
Looking really gorgeous here!
What do you think, dear readers?
#RabiyaMateo #69thmissuniverse #sherrihill
What color of two-piece would you like Rabiya to wear?
Green, blue, yellow, pink or red?
Ema Savahl Couture is the Swimsuit Sponsor of the 69th Miss Universe.
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And sharing with you now Siera Bearchell’s early picks for Miss Universe.
Soon, the two of them will be reunited in Hollywood, Florida for the 69th Miss Universe:
Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup and #MissUniversePhilippines Rabiya Mateo
Not as Mother-Daughter tandem, but as Queen and Crown Princess.
Photo by Seven Barretto
Styling Mikee Andrei
Designer Chico Estiva
Accessories Christopher E Munar
Makeup Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair Aries Manal
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In the meantime, below is a quick clip of Rabiya wearing the country’s sash for the 69th Miss Universe.
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.
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.