Rabiya Mateo Praised for Carrying her 21 Kilos National Costume

Netizen on Rabiya Mateo’s national costume: “Can you image how heavy that is to be carried by a woman?”

NATIONAL COSTUME – Philippine’s Rabiya Mateo, the country’s official candidate in the Miss Universe 2020 was all praise for being strong after carrying her over 21 kilos outfit.

Rabiya Mateo
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Earlier, candidates of the 69th edition of Miss Universe showcase their respective national costumes.

The country’s contender sported a Philippine flag-inspired outfit made by the late Rocky Gathercole.

According to Jonas Gaffud, the wings alone already weighed 21 kilos.

Netizens turned to social media praising the Iloilo-based beauty queen for her toughness to carry a costume that weighed 21 kilos.

Neat Obsessions, a professional home organizer first shared that two men carried the wings when it was delivered for packing.

She then praised Rabiya by carrying it like an angel despite how heavy it was.

It was reposted by a certain Zaireene Teodosio Pegason on the social networking site, Facebook and as expected, Rabiya was flooded with praises from the netizens.


“Before you guys bash, complain and point out your disappointments over Rabiya’s National Costume, know that she struggled a lot but still manage to smile and did that Hala Bira Walk with courage to represent our Country!” she wrote as the caption.

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