Rabiya Mateo dedicates her Miss Universe journey to her mom
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo said that she hopes to get the Miss Universe crown as her Mother’s Day gift for her mom.
After winning the MUP crown last year, Rabiya shared a post dedicating her victory to her mom and her grandmother. She and her brother were raised by her mother as she shared that her father left them when she was just a little kid.
The beauty queen showed appreciation to all the hardships that her mom went through in order to give them a better future. Now that she is set to compete in the international beauty pageant, her number one supporter is also number one in her heart.
Based on the article in The Philippine Star, Rabiya Mateo said that she wants to give her mom a very special gift for Mother’s Day.
“I really love my mom. She’s a single parent and Miss Universe is actually Mother’s Day, so I hope this is also my gift. I offer this biggest fight of my life to my mom,” she said.
Even without a father, Rabiya said that she never felt that she was lacking as her mother would always make her feel loved. The beauty queen is equipped with the lessons in life that her mother has taught her. She is applying the pieces of advice that her mom shared with her in her Miss Universe journey.
“She told me to have a strong heart, that no matter what happens, this is an opportunity. Because things can go not as what is expected and what’s important is that you know in yourself that you’re not perfect but you’re there for a reason, for our country,” Rabiya Mateo shared.
The Ilongga beauty queen added that her mother also imparted to her the strong faith that she has. “One great advice is to always pray to God. Because sometimes, the noises in the world are so loud, so sometimes it confuses you. I realized that every time I meditate and talk to God, I have a clear vision of what I want this journey to become,” she said.
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