Andre Brouillette shared a story behind photos of him with Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo
Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Andre Brouillette shared a story behind photos of him with Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo.
On Friday, Andre clarified that he and Rabiya were only “great friends” after photos he had posted on social media sparked rumors romantically linking them.
He went into detail in an interview on Star Magic’s “Inside News” about how he and Rabiya were acquainted, as well as the story behind their photos.
Andre first shared a photo where he was seen with Rabiya last May 7. He then recalled that he and Rabiya had just met at the time.
The said photo, which also included Andre’s friend, was taken near the Miss Universe pageant venue in Miami. Andre explained that he’s in Miami as “a fly-in host and a correspondent in Miss Universe”.
Andre and Rabiya have a common mentor as he’s part of Mercator Talent Agency. Jonas Gaffud was the founder of Mercator Talent Agency and also the creative director of the Miss Universe Philippines organization.
Over a week after the Miss Universe pageant, Andre shared again another set of photos with Rabiya last May 26. The photos showed them posing together in Beverly Hills and sharing lunch with a third companion.
“I can’t control what people think. With that photo, what happened was we picked her up from the airport. We had time and we were all hungry. We went out and had a great lunch in Beverly Hills. My intention with uploading that photo is [to show] it was a great time with friends and a great lunch, with Miss Universe Philippines 2020! So, great photo to upload, right? For the memories,” Andre said.
Clarifying his ties with Rabiya, Andre stressed that they’re great friends, adding that he had the utmost respect for her.