Queens support other queens! Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is sending her love and support for our Miss Universe 2020 representative, Rabiya Mateo. Rabiya left the Philippines on April 9, 2021 to prepare for the pageant happening next month.
Photos: Instagram/rabiyamateo, Instagram/piawurtzbach
Before Rabiya departed for the US, Pia put together a care package that her fellow beauty queen could use in her Miss Universe journey. “I am actually preparing a little care package na pwede niyang dalhin sa Miss Universe. So it is just like little pageant essentials that you need when you are competing and also a few good luck charms,” Pia told MJ Felipe in an interview.
Pia also said that she’s always willing to help Rabiya even though she’s already on the other side of the world. “Ayoko lang siya guluhin masyado because I know how busy it is right now. But I do message her and she knows that she can always text me or call me whenever she needs anything,” she said.
Earlier this year, Pia also expressed her confidence in Rabiya and said that she saw something special about her. In an interview with G3 San Diego, she talked about her admiration for Rabiya’s beauty, skills, and determination.
“She answers well, which is very important. She’s very smart and it’s also very important with Miss Universe nowadays… And ang ganda din niya, so I’m really excited for her to compete.”
And so are we! Mark your calendars for the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, happening on May 16, 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, USA.