"I am your next Miss Universe."
This was the declaration of Rabiya Mateo weeks away from the Miss Universe pageant happening in Florida on May 16 (US time).
Aces & Queens captured Rabiya's declaration in a short clip which was posted on the agency's Instagram page.
In the video, Rabiya was asked to complete the sentence, "I am Rabiya Mateo and I am..."
The beauty queen then said that she will be the next woman to be crowned as Miss Universe.
It can be recalled that the same declaration was uttered by Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray before they won the crown in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Rabiya arrived in America last week ahead of the pageant.
“Sa mga kababayan ko sa Pilipinas, nandito na ako ngayon sa Los Angeles. Pinapangako ko na gagawin ko lahat ng posibleng gawin para maiuwi ulit natin ang korona sa bayan,” she said upon her arrival in the US in a video uploaded by ABS-CBN News reporter Steve Angeles.