Even though Rabiya Mateo didn’t get to bring home the Miss Universe crown, her performance and her latest Instagram post has garnered a lot of praises from Filipinos all over the world.
“It was such a beautiful moment to represent you, Philippines. I am forever honored to be part of the legacy, of our history. In my heart, I did everything I can. I trained really hard to be physically fit. I would have sleepless nights trying to read articles to be updated. I made a lot of sacrifices people can’t sometimes see. Early calltime. Late night rest. Trying to be sane and motivated. It was a challenge but it made me so much stronger everyday. Salamat mga kababayan! Mahal ko kayo!”
She also thanked Jonas Gaffud of Miss Universe Philippines and The Empire Artist Management, “I know how much you’ve sacrificed for me. I love you, Mama J!”
But it doesn’t end here. Many have left comments of love and praises for the beauty queen. Even fellow beauty queens left comments to cheer her up and show her how much everyone appreciates her.
It has only been less than three hours and over hundreds of thousands have liked Rabiya’s posts and have left comments of how proud everyone is of her. The future is bright for our very own beauty queen.