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Rabiya Mateo-Inspired Doll Dressed in National Costume Worn by Miss Universe PH 2020 During Prelims

RABIYA MATEO-INSPIRED DOLL – An aspiring designer in Antique province dressed a doll inspired by Miss Universe Philippines 2020’s national costume.

Across the globe, one of the most prestigious pageants that many people are looking forward to every year is the Miss Universe. It is ongoing for several decades already reaching its 69th edition now – still in the pursuit to showcase the beauties from different countries.

Most countries got their candidates who will represent their nation in the arena of beauty and brains. Most of these women went through a national pageant category and prepared for several months before the international feat.

In the latest Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Rabiya Mateo from Iloilo City was crowned to represent the Philippines in the international level.

Rabiya was born to a Filipina mother and an Indian-American father but her parents sepated. She is from Iloilo City and she attended Iloilo Doctors’ College. At the time of winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant, she’s working as a lecturer in a review center in the city.

The determination of Rabiya to bring honor and pride to the Philippines and the Filipino people is admiring and it has hooked a lot of people. The beauty queen made the Filipinos proud when she carried a very heavy national costume on stage with grace and beauty.

Rabiya Mateo
Photo: GMA News

The national costume of Rabiya was made by the late designer Rocky Gathercole. It was the last piece he reportedly did before he passed away. It was inspired by the Philippine flag and the beauty queen is dubbed as the sun.

visit: Rabiya Mateo Nat’l Costume: Rocky Gathercole’s last piece before he died

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, an aspiring designer in Sibalom, Antique made a Rabiya Mateo-inspired doll dressing it with the replica of the national costume worn by the Miss Universe Philippines 2020.

According to the report, the said Rabiya Mateo-inspired doll was made by a doll collector, Redjie Baradas who said that it was the hardest design he has ever made. The aspiring designer also did it as a way of showing support to the Miss Universe Philippines 2020.

Rabiya Mateo-Inspired Doll
Photo lifted from ABS-CBN News | Photo courtesy of Redje Baradas

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