Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo confidently walked the stage during the swimsuit segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition on Saturday morning, May 15 (Philippine time) in Hollywood City, Florida.
The 24-year-old Philippine candidate rocked a bright yellow two-piece swimsuit and a flowy, long, sheer robe during her stage walk. Mateo was also wearing a pair of high heels designed by Filipino shoe designer Jojo Bragais, who was chosen by the organization to provide footwear to all candidates this year.
During the national costume competition on Friday, May 14, Mateo donned a Philippine flag-inspired ensemble of red and blue wings and 3 gold stars, designed by the late designer Rocky Gathercole.
On the same day, the beauty queen from Iloilo took to Instagram Live to tearfully apologize to those who expressed disappointment over her performance at the national costume segment. (READ: Rabiya Mateo on Miss Universe 2020 national costume competition: ‘I did my best’)
Mateo will be competing for the Miss Universe 2020 crown during the finals night on May 16 (May 17, 8 am, Manila time). Philippine viewers can watch the preliminary competition live on the Lazada app. The finals night will be aired live on the A2Z Channel and also streamed on Lazada. – Rappler.com