Kathryn Bernardo expressed her support for Rabiya Mateo ahead of the Miss Universe pageant.
In a video uploaded by former Miss Universe Philippines MJ Lastimosa, Kathryn congratulated Rabiya on what she has accomplished so far and assured her that she will be cheering for her.
"This is Kath. MJ told me that she'll interview you so I just want to make it extra special by saying hi and by saying congratulations for everything that you've done," Kathryn said in the video.
Labanan nyo ang surprise video ko for Rabiya hahaha! Kinilig nanaman sya eh 😻😂 Go Philippines!!! Let’s bayanihan and vote for Miss Philippines on the Lazada app guys ❤️❤️❤️❤️🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭✨✨✨✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/Dx9pqdcLGu— MJ Lastimosa (@MJ_Lastimosa) May 12, 2021
"I know there's a lot of pressure for the upcoming pageant but know that the whole Philippines and every Filipino will be cheering for you on that day," she added.
The Kapamilya star also remarked that she is very proud of the beauty queen.
"And ngayon pa lang, we are very, very proud of you so whatever happens, proud kami sa'yo. And we just wish you all the best. Just do you, just enjoy the journey and kami na bahala mag-cheer sa'yo dito," Kathryn stated.
She said that she is also looking forward to meeting Rabiya soon.
"Good luck sa'yo and I hope to meet you in person. And God bless you more. Congratulations in advance," she stated.
ABS-CBN will be airing the 69th Miss Universe competition live on Monday, May 17, 2021 on free TV via the A2Z channel. The coronation night will begin airing at 8 am on A2Z, with a replay at 10PM.