Rabiya Mateo Not Into Buying Luxury Items, Here’s Why

Why Rabiya Mateo Doesn’t Buy Luxury Items

RABIYA MATEO – Model and beauty queen turned actress Rabiya Mateo revealed what she’d rather do than buy luxury items.

Rabiya Mateo gained fame after winning the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant. She transitioned from being an Iloilo City beauty queen to joining Sparkle GMA Artist Center. She currently appears on TicktoClock alongside Pokwang and Kim Atienza.

The 26-year-old celebrity may have already amassed a sizeable income from her modeling and acting endeavors since 2020, but she revealed that she invested her hard-earned money in investments and enterprises rather than splurging on luxury items.

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In an interview with Cata Tibayan for “Chika Minute,” Rabiya Mateo said that some people pushed her into purchasing branded goods because she is an actor. She said, “Du’n pa rin ako sa mga simpleng bagay. Instead of buying branded items, mas in-invest ko po siya sa negosyo.”

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Rabiya Mateo was able to purchase a 200 square meter house for her mother in Iloilo as a result of having this mentality. When asked why she gave her mother a house, she responds, “Deserve niya po e. Ilang years din po siya nag sakripisyo for me, ilang years din siya hindi nakabili ng bagong damit kasi iba yung priority niya. Pero this time, it’s my time na to give back. Ako naman, Ma.”

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In a separate interview, Rabiya described how she and her brother lived in poverty and moved around a lot as children.

“Napalipat-lipat talaga kami because wala kaming address, wala kaming bahay. Nagre-rent lang kami, and ‘pag hindi nakabayad ng rent, pinapalayas. Ganoon kahirap yung buhay namin,” she said.

To make ends meet, she said, she had to juggle her work and education. Despite the challenges, Rabiya was more driven to pursue her goals.

“Ngayon, mas inspired ako to do so much better kasi inaalay ko talaga ito sa mom ko. Like siya lang kasi mag-isang nag-taguyod sa amin, siya lang. Kaya deserve niya lahat,” she added.

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