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Rabiya Mateo is now a Kapuso!
The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 queen signed a contract with GMA Network on Thursday, Nov. 18.
"To be honest, kanina, para akong maiiyak," Rabiya told reporters after the signing. "It’s the joy talaga of fulfilling another dream. Of the trust na binigay sayo ng network, to give you projects na kahit, to be hontest, I’m not yet well-experienced, but they believed in the potential they saw in me."
"So I’m just grateful to be here, to be part of the GMA family," she added.
Rabiya, who hails from Iloilo, was crowned Miss Universe Philippines during the Binibining Pilipinas pageant held in October 2020. She represented the country in the prestigious Miss Universe in May this year.
Although the crown went to Mexico's Andrea Meza, Rabiya made the nation proud as she landed on the pageant's Top 21 candidates.
In September, she took her final walk as Miss Universe Philippines, before passing her crown to Cebu City candidate Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
Rabiya had her first acting stint on the Halloween special episode of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” titled “Gabi ng Lagim IX,” which aired Oct. 31.
She is now preparing for her GMA series debut on “Agimat ng Agila” Book 2. —JCB, GMA News