LOOK: Rabiya Mateo is a scene-stealer at the Miss Universe preliminary competition

The beauty queen rules the stage in her swimsuit and a golden yellow evening gown inspired  by the sun and paired of with dangling earrings that features the same design. The evening gown was designed by avant-garde Filipino designer Furne One. 

Held in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FLORIDA, on Saturday, May 15, the preliminary competition saw 74 candidates walk in the evening gown and swimsuit segments.

In the evening gown event, Rabiya was a vision in a yellow number, with elaborate yellow  embellishments. The gown was designed by avant-garde Filipino designer Furne One.

Hashtags such as “#PrelimPina5” and “#AribaRabiya” dominated local Twitter trends as pageant enthusiasts tuned in to the 69th Miss Universe preliminary competition.

In the swimsuit event, Rabiya  once again showed off her signature walk in a yellow swimsuit.

Rabiya is seen as one of the girls to beat in the competition.

The winner of Miss Universe will be crowned in the finals night on Monday, May 17, at 8 am (8 am Philippine time).

Watch Rabiya’s preliminary competition performance here (around the 38:27 for preliminary introduction,   1:16:19 mark for swimsuit and 2:11:57  mark for evening gown):


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