Rabiya Mateo inaming may pressure ang pagiging crowd favorite sa Miss Universe

by Jojo Gabinete
May 5, 2021
Rabiya Mateo: “I want to make the Filipinos proud. This is gonna be my grandest gift to them. As I have the biggest fight of my life, I have in my heart and mind the support of millions of Filipinos. So, I really hope that I will do well on May 16."
PHOTO/S: Jerick Sanchez / @rabiyamateo on Instagram

Isang maagang Zoom presscon para kay Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo ang naganap bandang 7 a.m. ngayong Miyerkules ng umaga, May 5 (Tuesday night , May 4, sa Florida, USA).

Sa Huwebes, May 6, ang opisyal na pag-uumpisa ng 69th Miss Universe.

Sinabi ni Rabiya na hindi madali ang kanyang mga paghahanda para sa 69th Miss Universe dahil virtual o online ang lahat ng mga training niya.

Kaya malaking bagay na magkasama sila ni Jonas Gaffud, ang creative director ng Miss Universe Philippines, sa iisang bahay sa Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Pahayag ni Rabiya, “Mahirap ang paghahanda. All my trainings are done virtually.

"The good thing, I am with Mama J, we’re living in one house. At least, I can do my pasarela.

“I want to make the Filipinos proud. This is gonna be my grandest gift to them.

"As I have the biggest fight of my life, I have in my heart and mind the support of millions of Filipinos.

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"So, I really hope that I will do well on May 16."

Nang tanungin tungkol sa kanyang pakiramdam dahil isa siya mga pinapaborang kandidata sa 69th Miss Universe, sumagot si Rabiya na may pressure kaya kailangan niyang maging maingat.

Saad niya, “There’s a pressure added for being a crowd favorite. It’s a good pressure.

“Now, it’s all about destiny. I’m really praying hard that the stars will be aligned for me again on May 16.

“I really need to be careful with the scored events. This is a tip I got from Miss Shamcey Supsup [Miss Universe Philippines National Director] that’s why it’s okay to conserve energy in some aspects of the competition.

"But during the preliminary interview, I really need to do well, that’s why I’ve been practicing the whole time for it.

"It’s like trying to have that winning perspective. It’s gonna separate the best from the rest."

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LOOKING FORWARD TO MEET MISS INDIA

Indian ang ama ni Rabiya, pero lumaki siyang hindi nakagisnan ang kanyang estranged biological father.

Isa ito sa mga dahilan kaya inaabangan niya ang pagtatagpo nila ni Miss Universe India Adline Castelino.

“I’m really looking forward to meet Adline, Miss India.

"She’s very smart. She’s very sophisticated. And I want her to be my roommate , if that’s possible.

"I really wanna know my Indian roots. I never had the chance to see my dad, to talk to him, so it’s like knowing his culture, my other half."

MISS UNIVERSE APP

Naging send off ng Philippine media para kay Rabiya ang ginanap na virtual presscon, at kasabay nito ang paglulunsad sa Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) app.

Active na ang android version at coming soon ang iOS version ng Miss Universe Philippines na magbibigay ng oportunidad sa lahat ng beauty pageant fans para malaman ang mga bagong kaganapan tungkol sa nabanggit na beauty pageant organization.

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Magkakaroon ng access sa latest news, photo shoots, MUP merchandise na mabibili nila, at interactive tools para sa pagboto ang lahat ng mga susubaybay sa Miss Universe Philippines app.

Mapapanood din sa Miss Universe Philippines app ang documentary tungkol kay Rabiya at ang mga pagbabagong naganap sa kanyang buhay mula nang mapanalunan niya ang korona noong October 25, 2020.

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Rabiya Mateo: “I want to make the Filipinos proud. This is gonna be my grandest gift to them. As I have the biggest fight of my life, I have in my heart and mind the support of millions of Filipinos. So, I really hope that I will do well on May 16."
PHOTO/S: Jerick Sanchez / @rabiyamateo on Instagram
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