Rehearsals, post-pool lessons: Rabiya Mateo at Miss Universe 2020

Rehearsals for the 69th Miss Universe pageant night have begun and Miss Philippines Rabiya Mateo is right on cue.  

Following her pool mishap, Rabiya posted on Wednesday, May 12 a candid photo from the shoot. “Lesson from this photo: When life puts you in a bad situation, just make a joke out of it. This was my reaction a few moments after I fell in the pool,” she wrote in the caption. 

The 24-year-old beauty queen also found her “MU sisters” in Miss Indonesia Aya Maulida and Miss Japan Aisha Tochigi. “We are ready UNIVERSE,” she captioned her video of their catwalk. 

Rabiya also continues to wow pageant fans with her glam looks. “Bold and golden” was how she described herself while wearing a studded gold gown with a cape. 

Her OOTDs were also featured in Miss Universe’s official Instagram account.  

The National Costume show is scheduled on May 14 (May 13 in the USA) and the preliminary competition on May 15 (May 14 in the USA). 

The Miss Universe coronation night is scheduled on May 17, (May 16 in the USA). Filipino pageant fans can watch the competition live on A2Z channel starting at 8 am. -