Is Rabiya Mateo saying goodbye to pageantry?
Only days after her Miss Universe stint, the dusky Ilongga revealed she is looking forward to starting a career in showbiz.
She told reporters during her send off in Florida, “I’ll be taking a bit of a break, but I’ll be back and join showbiz…”
The 24-year-old then went on to specify that she wants to try “acting.”
In any case, pageant fans could heave a sigh of relief.
Rabiya is not altogether foregoing pageantry.
She related, “I still want to be able to somehow help pageant organizers in training our next international pageant candidates.”