Philippines’ bet Rabiya Mateo bowed out of Miss Universe 2020 after entering the pageant’s Top 10. But the Filipina beauty was able to make the Filipinos proud with her stunning performance when she entered Top 21 where the candidates went onstage with their swimsuits.
Candidates from Jamaica, Dominican Republic, India, Peru, Australia Puerto Rico, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Brazil entered the Top 10. They will compete for the Top 5 which will include the question and answer portion.
India, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Peru made it to the Top 5.
Despite not reaching Top 10, Rabiya’s fellow beauty queens like Pia Wurtzbach, who was the 2015 titleholder, gave her message of support online and said that she is proud of her efforts.
“Rabiya you made us so proud! We know that you put your heart into this and we love you! Mabuhay ang Pinay,” the Miss Universe 2015 wrote.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray also sent her support for Rabiya wherein she said, “Sending Rabiya all of our love! She made our country proud! 11 year consecutive semi-streak Pilipinas.”
There were 74 candidates who competed for 69th Miss Universe crown and it was not a gloomy day for those who didn’t make the cut. The beauty queens celebrated and cheered for the queens who are now vying for the crown.
(This is a developing story)