Miss Universe 2021: Rabiya Mateo in her National Costume

Manila, Philippines– Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) Rabiya Mateo was very glamorous as she wore a Philippine-flag-inspired costume during the presentation of 69th Miss Universe National Costume on Friday, May 13.

Rabiya National Costume
Photo Courtesy: PEP.ph

Rabiya’s costume was created by the late Rocky Gathercole and jewelry designer Manny Halasan.

The blue color of the costume represents royalty, red is for courage and strength for independent woman and yellow, the color of the sun and stars symbolizes hope and freedom to choose whoever you want to be.

Where to Watch Miss Universe?

The 69th Miss Universe finals will be aired on May 17, 2021. You can watch through online via iQiyi or International (iQ.com). You can download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Likewise, A2Z is also offering live telecast of 69th Miss Universe on May 17 from 8am.

Other countries can watch the live streams of Miss Universe finals via Miss Universe’s official and YouTube channel.

Why Rabiya didn’t wear the head dress?

In an interview, Shamcey Supsup (MUP national director) said that the headdress keeps falling off her head. So they decided not to wear it at all. To quote,

“I’m pretty sure alam niyo naman na I brought the headpiece for Rabiya but unfortunately it was… she couldn’t. Nahuhulog,” 

Photo from Facebook.com

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