Para kay Miss Philippines Universe Rabiya Mateo, isang maganda at hindi malilimutang karanasan ang irepresent niya ang bansa sa katatapos lang na 69th Miss Universe beauty pageant na ginanap sa Amerika noong May 17.
Sa Instagram post ni Rabiya ay sinabi nitong she is forever honored to represent our country in the international pageant.
Aniya, “It was such a beautiful moment to represent you, Philippines. I am forever honored to be part of the legacy, of our history.”
Patuloy niyang pahayag, “In my heart, I did everything I can. I trained really hard to be physically fit.
“I would have sleepless nights trying to read articles to be updated. I made a lot of sacrifices people cant sometimes see. Early call time. Late night rest. Trying to be sane and motivated.
“It was a challenge but it made me so much stronger everyday.”
Nagpasalamat din siya sa mga sumuporta sa kanyang Miss Universe journey kahit pa siya ay nabigo.
“Salamat mga kababayan! Mahal ko kayo! I also wanna say thank you to my creative director @jonasempire.ph. I know how much you’ve sacrificed for me. I love you Mama J!” deklara pa ng Ilonggo beauty queen.
Si Rabiya ay pumasok sa Top 21 ng Miss Universe na napagwagian ng kandidata ng Mexico na si Andrea Meza.
“My Miss Universe journey has ended. I just finished one beautiful chapter. Now, I’m excited to write a new one. More blessings to receive! More people to inspire!” huling post ni Rabiya sa kanyang Instagram.