MANILA, Dec 20 (Mabuhay) — Rabiya Mateo has found a new love, but it’s not what you think.
After what she describes as a “rollercoaster” of a year, the 2020 Miss Universe Philippines queen is ending the year “single and [very] happy.”
“Now, I’m happy, but it doesn’t mean that I have someone with me,” she said.
“Maybe I’m happy because I know I’m stable and, should anyone come into my life, I guess now, I’m ready to know that person,” she added.
Rabiya, who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines in October 2020, had gone through several massive heartbreaks this year.
The beauty queen’s relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Neil Salvacion, came to an end after the pageant.
Rabiya also got very emotional after losing the crown to Mexico’s Andrea Meza at the 69th Miss Universe.
After a few months, she introduced a fresh side to herself by appearing on television before officially announcing her exciting new career as an actress.
“[I’m] single and super happy, but maybe not yet available for the meantime,” she said.
“Maybe it’s because I’m still enjoying the fact that I’m putting my career first, and I might not be able to do it all at once,” she added.
Officially signed as a Kapuso, Rabiya is set to star in Book 2 of GMA’s action drama “Agimat ng Agila” coming next year. (MNS)