Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo went viral on social media after being accused of ridiculing beauty line CEO Rosmar Tan’s ‘Pinakamalakas’ Concert held last February 27.
The issue started when a photo of the discussion between influencer Zeinab Harake and Mateo was circulated on social media.
In the said discussion, it can be seen that Rabiya and Zeinab were reacting to the comparison of the gowns of Rosmar and her rival in the beauty line business, Glenda Victorio.
Rabiya and Zeinab were endorsers of Glenda’s beauty line, Brilliant Skin Essentials.
Rosmar couldn’t hide her sadness over the reaction by Rabiya, revealing that she even helped the beauty queen in her career when preparing for her Miss Universe 2020 journey.
“Nakakalungkot naman. Bigla akong napagod,” she said.
According to Rosmar, she has been asked by Rabiya’s aunt to help the beauty queen to gain exposure during her attempt to gain the Miss Universe crown.
The beauty line CEO said she never asked for anything and supported Rabiya because she represented the country.
“Naaalala ko 1 year ago, humingi ng tulong sakin ang tita mo para pasikatin ka kasi sasalang ka sa BEAUTY CONTEST at kailangan daw ng support kaya di ako nagdalawang isip na tumulong ng walang kapalit,” Rosmar narrated.
Rosmar received cheers from the netizens and called Rabiya ‘ungrateful.’
As of writing, Rabiya has yet to respond to Rosmar’s statement.
It can be recalled that the beauty queen was also being criticized by the friends and family of her ex-partner Neil Salvacion because of claiming that she refused the proposal from her longtime boyfriend.