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HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe Philippines 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe Philippines 2020

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Over 40 women vie for the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown during the pageant finals, which airs on October 25, Sunday.

The candidates and organizers have been spending the past few weeks in Baguio City, which played host to preliminary events and the finals. It’s the very first edition of the pageant under the Miss Universe Philippines organization. It’s also being held under extraordinary circumstances – the coronavirus pandemic.

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TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 5 Q&A

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 5 Q&A

Rabiya Mateo’s Top 5 Q&A

If you could create a new paper currency with the image of any Filipino on it, dead or alive, who would it be, and why?

If I were given the chance, I would want to use the face of Miriam Defensor-Santiago. For those who don’t know, she was an Ilongga, but what I admire about her is that she used her knowledge, her voice to serve the country, and I want to be somebody like her, somebody who puts her heart, her passion into action, and after all, she is the best president that we never had.

This pandemic has made clear our priorities, essential and non-essential. Where do pageants stand in this time of crisis?

As a candidate I know I’m not just the face of Iloilo City, but I am here carrying hope and as a symbol of light in the darkest times, and as of the moment, I want to help my community, I want to use my strength to make an impact, and that is the essence of beauty pageants, it gives us the power to make a difference.

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Iloilo’s Rabiya Mateo is Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Iloilo’s Rabiya Mateo is Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Iloilo’s Rabiya Mateo is Miss Universe Philippines 2020

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Rabiya Mateo wins Miss Universe Philippines 2020

The rest of the Top 5 were ranked as follows:

1st runner-up: Maria Ysabella “Bella” Ysmael, Parañaque

2nd runner-up: Michele Gumabao, Quezon City

3rd runner-up: Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol

4th runner-up: Kimberly “Billie” Hakenson, Cavite

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TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 16 Q&A

Check out how the Top 16 answered here.

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FULL LIST: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 5

(In no particular order)

Michele Gumabao, Quezon City

Kimberly “Billie” Hakenson, Cavite

Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol

Rabiya Mateo, Iloilo City

Maria Ysabella “Bella” Ysmael, Parañaque

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Top 16 Q&A

All contestants asked: Throughout this journey you’ve discovered that you are a phenomenal woman who is conditioned for greater. How can you create a positive and lasting impact to the world around you?

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