Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo earned praises for her energy and confidence when she made it to the top 21 of the international pageant and during the swimsuit round of the competition.
Rabiya was the 15th delegate called to join the much-coveted roster on the coronation night of the Miss Universe 2020, on May 17.
The Miss Universe Organization shared a video clip of it on social media.
We see you Philippines! Welcome to the Top 21! #MISSUNIVERSE
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) May 17, 2021
Filipinos immediately noticed how Rabiya exuded with confidence as she walked on stage after her name was called.
“Yung energy nung pagtawag grabe,” one user said.
“The walk darling the walk,” another user wrote.
They also praised Rabiya’s runway walk during the swimsuit competition.
“Ang ganda,” one user said.
“Ang ganda ni Rabiya pwede nang runner up yung balakang niya alone!” another user wrote.
The rest of the top 20 candidates are:
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- Great Britain
- Costa Rica
Rabiya finished at the top 21 spot and failed to make it to the succeeding rounds of the 69th Miss Universe held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.