LOOK: Doll wears Rabiya Mateo’s competition outfits

Published May 17, 2021, 1:56 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Twenty-eight-year-old Reggie Baradas has been designing doll clothes since he was in elementary. Despite being busy with work-from-home duties, he was inspired to create some of his favorite Rabiya Mateo looks over the past weeks.

The latest of which is Rabiya’s national costume, making it the 10th doll version. “Roughly five hours for the dresses, but the national costume took me almost 10 hours to finish,” Reggie told Manila Bulletin Lifestyle.

One of the hardest I must say. A doll version of our Queen's National Costume! Support Rabiya all the way! #AribaRabiya…

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When asked what’s the personal favorite, it was hard to choose just one. “My favorite out of all is the send-off outfit and the national costume because of the intricate designs, I was challenged but the outcome was very satisfying and was appreciated by many.”

Here are some more of the designs:

Hailing from Sibalom in Antique, Reggie ends the interview by sharing that this is one of the many ways we can show our support to Rabiya. “I’m doing all of this since this is something that makes me happy my way to support our queen.”