Rabiya turns emotional after Victoria’s Secret-like performance in Miss Universe National Costume parade
Speaking from her hotel room, Rabiya was in tears and apologized to netizens who expressed disappointment over her National Costume. “Sobrang sarap sa feeling kanina na I was on stage and then I kept everybody cheering for me. I did my best during the competition,” she started. “I just wanted to do a quick live to say I’m so sorry kung na-disappoint man kayo sa akin but I know that I did my best. I even cut my finger earlier, yung stockings ko puno na ng dugo. But I kept fighting even if I didn’t have time to retouch my hair and makeup. I was running for pins, I was running for scissors just to be able to execute the custom really well,” she carried on. She ended her Instagram live by underscoring the purpose of the pageant and how she felt while she was walking in her national costume designed by Rocky Gathercole who died in March this year.
Rabiya is gunning for the country’s fifth Miss Universe crown following in the footsteps of recent winners Pia Wurtzbach (2015) and Catriona Gray (2018).ABS-CBN will telecast the Miss Universe 2020 coronation finals live on A2Z channel at 8:00 a.m. on May 17. It will also stream commercial-free on iQiyi.