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Rabiya Mateo Personally Apologizes to Miss Canada Over Racist Comments by Filipinos

In a virtual conference on May 5, Rabiya addressed the bullying targeted toward her peers Miss Cananda Nova Stevens and Miss Thailand Amanda Obdam.
Given the competitive nature of beauty pageants and the enthusiasm surrounding them, it's only natural to expect that things can get heated online. However, some pageant fans took it too far. On Tuesday evening, Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens posted on Instagram a

Rabiya Mateo Says She Wants to Win Miss Universe As a 'Gift' and 'Hope' to Filipinos

Rabiya recently went on Instagram live with Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi and talked about her motivations and pageant preparations.
With just over two weeks to go before the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, Rabiya Mateo is eagerly gearing up in Los Angeles, California. In a live session with the reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Rabiya spilled that she's been working out at 7

Miss Philippines Kelley Day Wins First Runner-Up at Miss Eco International

The Filipina beauty queen also won Best National Costume!
The Philippine’s bet for Miss Eco International 2020, Kelley Day, just bagged the first runner-up spot in the competition held in South Sinai, Egypt this Monday, April 5, 2021.Kelley was bested only by South Africa’s Gizelle Uys, who ultimately took home the

Samantha Bernardo Wins First Runner-Up In Miss Grand International 2020

Congratulations, Samantha!
Samantha Bernardo raises the Philippine flag in the world of pageantry as she bags first runner-up place in Miss Grand International 2020 competition, with Miss Grand USA Abena Akuaba Appiah winning the title.The rest of the runners-up came from Guatemala, Indonesia, and Brazil.The Filipina

This Beauty Pageant in Negros Oriental Featured Contestants with No Makeup On

The search was on for the first-ever barefaced and #nofilter beauty queen.
Filipinos are known for our obsession with pageantry, which explains why beauty pageants are a dime a dozen in the Philippines—and ICYDK, yet another one was held this month in Negros Oriental. But mind you, this one’s unlike your usual competition. Titled #NoFilter:

Filipina-Japanese Crowned Miss Universe Japan 2020 Runner-Up

What’s not to love about this proudly pinay beauty queen?
We can’t get over the fact that Manila-born Yuki Sonoda, a law graduate from Rikkyo University, was crowned 2nd runner-up at the Miss Universe Japan 2020 held last October 29! Beauty and brains, that’s for sure!TOP STORY: We Found the Exact Beach Outfits

Paolo Ballesteros Designed a National Costume for Binibining Pilipinas

It was inspired by Rizal's Higantes Festival.
Paolo Ballesteros can now add "fashion designer" to his credentials. The Eat Bulaga! host designed the national costume of aspiring beauty queen  Honey Grace Cartasano, whom he has also been training for the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 pageant.TOP STORY: Heart Evangelista Shuts Down Netizens

10 Most Iconic Filipina Beauty Queen Answers

These beauty queens made their mark in pageant history, one way or another.
It’s been a week since the events of Miss Universe Philippines 2020, and we still can’t get over our pageant high. To ride it all out, we’re rounding up 10 of the most unforgettable answers uttered by Filipina beauty queens over the

These are All the Prizes Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Will Get

That beautiful crown is the cherry on top of many wonderful things.
The very first Miss Universe Philippines has just concluded with Miss Iloilo, Rabiya Mateo winning this year’s pageant. Held at Baguio Country Club in Baguio City, Rabiya bested 45 other candidates vying for the crown. Now you might be wondering, what's next?TOP STORY:

Miss Catanduanes Wore Kim Chiu's Dress as Her National Costume

The Miss Universe 2020 candidate gave the gown another chance in the spotlight.
The National Costume competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 had many modern takes on the traditional terno gown. One particular national costume caught the attention of show biz fans, but it wasn't necessarily because of its unique style.Take a look at Sigrid

10 Things You Need To Know About Rabiya Mateo

Did you know that Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is a licensed physical therapist?
The first ever Miss Universe Philippines pageant just crowned its queen. 23-year-old Iloilo native Rabiya Mateo will be representing the country in the international competition whose schedule has yet to be announced. The morena’s confident and candid presence onstage, endearing personality, and

Here's Why Miss Cavite Billie Hakenson Is Trending on the Internet

She may not have won the Miss Universe Philippines crown, but she's no doubt a true queen.
Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City may have taken home the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown, but Miss Cavite Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson, who won fourth runner-up, was definitely able to leave a strong impression as well. As Miss Universe dominated the trending topics on

Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City Is Miss Universe Philippines 2020

The 23-year-old beauty queen will represent the country in the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.
It'a official: Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City has bested over 40 candidates at the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant. The 23-year-old from Balasan works as a lecturer and has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Iloilo Doctor's College. She

How Much Is the Miss Universe Philippines Crown?

Who will be the lucky girl to wear this crown?
Filipino pageant fans are raving about the new "Filipina" crown. The highly coveted headpiece will be worn by the winner of the pioneer edition of Miss Universe Philippines this Sunday, October 25, 2020.TOP STORY: 10 Most Expensive Designer Tees Owned by Local CelebritiesIn