Rabiya Mateo Wants To Open Her Own Funeral Parlor In The Future

Have you ever thought about your dream business? For Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo, the goal is to open her own punerarya or funeral home business in the future.

On July 25, 2021, the 24-year-old beauty queen posted a vlog wherein she shared 24 interesting facts about herself, including details about her dream business.

Isa sa gusto kong business na itayo in the future is punerarya. Hindi naman natin ‘yun hinihingi, di ba? That’s the cycle of life,” she said.

Rabiya added that she’s not happy with the way makeup is applied to the dead, which is one of the reasons why she wants to open her own funeral parlor.

“Aside from that, hindi ko kasi gusto ‘yung makeup ng patay sa probinsya. Parang feeling ko nilalagyan lang sila ng puting foundation tapos kinikilayan lang sila. Gusto kong magkaroon ng punerarya and gusto ko maganda ‘yung makeup ng mga kliyente ko.”


She also shared that her mother, who’s a fan of “Aladdin,” almost named her “Jasmine.” It was her father who suggested to name her “Rabiya” instead because of its special meaning.

‘Yung dad ko, may dalawa siyang brothers. Ako yung unang babae, kaya gusto nila akong bigyan ng name na ‘Princess.’ Sabi ng daddy ko, ‘We should name her Rabiya,’ which means ‘Queen’ or ‘Princess’ in their language.”

To find out more about the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 titleholder, check out her latest vlog below:

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