Philippine representative Rabiya Mateo shared that she fell into a pool during a photoshoot for the Miss Universe pageant.
“A lot of things happened. First of all, I accidentally fell in the pool so I got half of my outfit wet. And then I almost lost my diamonds,” she said in a video posted by her training camp Aces and Queens.
On her Instagram Story, the beauty queen assured her fans that her diamonds are safe.
“I just want to let you know that the diamonds are safe. You have nothing to worry about. I just want to say thank you to Drake of Luna for letting me borrow his diamonds,” she said.
Rabiya has been gearing up for the Miss Universe pageant which will happen on May 16 (May 17 PH time) in Florida.
The Filipina beauty queen arrived in the US in April ahead of the pageant
"Pinapangako ko na gagawin ko lahat ng posibleng gawin para maiuwi ulit natin ang korona sa bayan,” she said in a video clip taken by ABS-CBN News’ Steve Angeles upon her arrival in America.
“Mahal ko kayo, at please po ipagdasal niyo ako at suportahan sa laban na ito,” she said.
Rabiya also asked supporters to vote for her to enter the prestigious pageant’s Top 21.
“Be your own legend. Build your own empire. Please vote for me and help me get into the top 21 of Miss Universe. Link in my bio,” the beauty queen captioned her photos on Instagram.
Fans in the Philippines can vote for Rabiya using the Lazada app until May 15.
ABS-CBN will be airing the 69th Miss Universe competition live on Monday, May 17, 2021 on free TV via the A2Z channel. The Miss Universe 2020 coronation night will begin airing at 8 am on A2Z, with a replay at 10 pm.