Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Ria Fariñas said Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo showed the rest of the world what it truly means to be a Filipino.
This was the politiko’s message to the Philippines’ delegate to the Miss Universe 2020 pageant on Monday, May 17.
“You’ve made our country proud and you truly showed the universe what it means to be a Filipina!” said Fariñas in a Facebook post.
Mateo concluded her Miss Universe journey as part of the top 21 candidates. Mexico’s Andrea Meza was eventually proclaimed Miss Universe 2020.