Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo is battle-ready!
This after Jonas Gaffud, creative director of Miss Universe Philippines, shared new photos of Rabiya who is now in Los Angeles, California ahead of the 69th Miss Universe beauty pageant.
“One month to go, universe! Our queen is battle-ready,” said Gaffud in his caption for the new snaps.
In a red outfit created by Mara Chua, Rabiya said the new images were inspired by Athena, goddess of war, wisdom and craft.
Gaffud also thanked the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo who helped Rabiya and the Philippine delegation get their US visas in time for their departure.
Rabiya and members of Team Philippines are expected to arrive in Hollywood, Florida on May 6 (May 7 in Manila) for the official pre-pageant activities of the Miss Universe competition.