Rabiya Mateo is more popular than other Miss Universe 2020 candidates on Instagram
Filipina beauty queen Rabiya Mateo is the most followed contestant in the Miss Universe 2020 competition on Instagram.
Currently, she has 927,000 followers on the photo-sharing social media platform. This popularity on Instagram happened along with invite from the Telemundo media company, the official broadcast partner of Miss Universe.
Based on the article in The Philippine Star, Rabiya, together with Colombia’s Laura Olascuaga, Indonesia’s RR Ayu Maulida and Thailand’s Amanda Obdam were invited to promote the pageant airing to its Latin American audience.
Aside from that stint, Rabiya Mateo also had the chance to be featured on the Like It to Know It site, an online shop of looks created by fashion influencers with India’s Adline Castelino, Italy’s Viviana Vizzini, and Chile’s Daniela Nicolas. The shoot for that went viral when the Pinay contestant accidentally fell into the swimming pool.
Reportedly, Rabiya has already able to establish the bond of friendship with fellow Miss Universe contestants, such as Aruba’s Helen Hernandez, Ukraine’s Yelezaveta “Liza” Yasemstreka, Czech Republic’s Klara Vavruskova, Paraguay’s Vanessa Castro Guillen, Poland’s Natalia Pigula, Belize’s Iris Salguero, and her roommate Miss Japan, Aisha Harumi.
Just recently, the Pinay beauty queen also caught the attention of pageant enthusiasts because of the way she answered the questions during the press conference. Many shared their admiration for her and expressed support and anticipation that she will do well during the finals.
Several celebrities have shown support also for the Philippines’ delegate in the 69th edition of Miss Universe such as Kathryn Bernardo, Mario Maurer, Sarah Geronimo, and her husband Matteo Guidicelli.
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