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An emotional Rabiya Mateo recalls how her Mom struggled to catch her compete at Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Mateo represents the Philippines on the 69th Miss Universe Pageant this May 17, 2021, in Florida, USA. 

Rabiya Mateo emotionally recalled her mother’s struggle to see her on TV competing for the Miss Universe Philippines pageant.

Netizens dug up an interview clip from the reigning queen from Iloilo after her Miss Universe Philippines win in October 2020. Mateo recalled how her mom watched her crowning moment.

In the clip, she explained, “so wala kaming TV ngayon sa bahay. Wala din kaming stable internet access.” She continued, revealing her mother’s story, “so pumunta po sya sa bahay ng classmate ko, and doon sya nakinood. And yun, nung nakita ko yung post na yan. Doon ko naramdaman na nanalo na talaga ako.”

The said photo during the zoom interview came from one of her posts on Instagram.

 

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A post shared by Rabiya Mateo (@rabiyamateo)

Being a true queen, who personally encountered struggles in life, netizens have found her to be one of the more relatable queens to represent the Philippines in the international pageant. 

As a result, they have started retweeting the clip supporting Mateo’s bid for the Miss Universe crown. 

https://twitter.com/reynielethan/status/1393022437286023173

https://twitter.com/lloydbonifacio2/status/1392784091821461508

https://twitter.com/rommelssky/status/1392841200898428929



Mateo represents the Philippines on the 69th Miss Universe Pageant this May 17, 2021, in Florida, USA. 

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