MISS Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is set to conquer new horizons as a Kapuso in a contract signing with GMA Network, Nov. 18.
After showing her strut on the international pageant scene, the 25-year-old model and beauty queen looks forward to honing another set of skills as she continues her royal reign in the Kapuso Network.
“I’m very happy today. I can’t believe that I am officially signing with GMA. I can finally say, I’m officially a Kapuso!” said Rabiya. “After Ms. Universe Philippines, I’ve been asking myself, ‘What’s next? What am I going to do? Will I resume my work as a physical therapist?’ But I’m just happy that the people here in GMA did see my potential as an actress, as a host, and I’m excited for upcoming projects.”
The beauty queen also expressed her gratitude to the Kapuso Network for seeing her potential and considers it as the perfect door for her.
“My heart is full of endless gratitude to everybody who saw my potential... I just came from a simple life. I had my humble beginnings. I have my struggles. But I realize I have to go through those hardships because God will open that perfect door for you. Today, I can say that door is my GMA family, so thank you, very, very much!”
Rabiya was welcomed by GMA executives via Zoom, video messages and their presence at the Marquee Tent of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
An Iloilo native, Rabiya graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Earlier this year, she represented the Philippines in the prestigious 69th Miss Universe pageant and secured a spot in the Top 21 finalists.
After her guestings in “The Boobay and Tekla Show” and “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” she is gearing up for her debut series “Agimat ng Agila Book 2,” and guesting in “Wish Ko Lang” soon on GMA-7. (PR)