Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo released her very first vlog on Wednesday, July 7, marking her entry to the world of vlogging.
For her first post, the 24-year-old beauty queen, who stayed in the United States for a few months after the Miss Universe pageant in May, showed how she spent her last day in Los Angeles, California before finally returning to the Philippines.
"My first vlog is now out! Did all the editing from the thumbnail, trailer up to the actual video. I guess this quarantine period allowed me to be more creative and artsy," she said, as she promoted her vlog on her Instagram page.
She then urged her followers to share their thoughts about her vlog and suggest any online challenge they would like for her to try in her next vlogs.
As of this writing, Rabiya's first vlog already has more than 11,000 views.
Aside from Rabiya, other beauty queens who have dabbled into vlogging include Catriona Gray, Kylie Verzosa, Bianca Manalo, Samantha Bernardo, Nicole Cordoves, and Winwyn Marquez.
Rabiya, who hails from IloIlo, represented the Philippines at the 69th Miss Universe pageant, which was held last May 16 last at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
She entered the Top 21, but fell short in making it to the Top 10 of the competition. The crown eventually went to Andrea Meza of Mexico.
In her message to the country following her loss, Rabiya said she considers it an honor to be able to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe.
"It was such a beautiful moment to represent you, Philippines. I am forever honored to be part of the legacy, of our history,” she said in her post.
“In my heart, I did everything I can. I trained really hard to be physically fit. I would have sleepless nights trying to read articles to be updated. I made a lot of sacrifices people can’t sometimes see. Early calltime. Late night rest. Trying to be sane and motivated. It was a challenge but it made me so much stronger everyday,” she added.