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LOOK: Even after falling in pool, Rabiya Mateo stuns in 69th Miss Universe photo shoot

By CHUCK SMITH Published May 12, 2021 12:39 pm Updated May 12, 2021 4:18 pm

The pre-pageant activities for the 69th Miss Universe have begun. And as expected, Rabiya Mateo is giving it her all—even when the unexpected strikes.

Rabiya accidentally fell in the swimming pool while doing a photoshoot at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida for Shop the Look, one of the Miss Universe pageant’s sponsors. But the 24-year-old beauty queen still managed to maintain her poise and grace despite the accident.

“Lesson from this photo: When life puts you in a bad situation, just make a joke out of it,” she said in an Instagram post that shows her reaction moments after she fell in the pool.

Accident or no accident, Rabiya, wearing a pink outfit, still rocked her Shop the Look photoshoot. Check out her stunning photos here:

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021.Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 poses for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

Adline Castelino, Miss Universe India 2020; Daniela Nicolas, Miss Universe Chile 2020; Viviana Vizzini, Miss Universe Italy 2020; and Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pose for a street style photoshoot for Shop the Look at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 9, 2021. Photo by ©IMG Universe LLC/BENJAMIN ASKINAS BENJAMIN ASKINAS

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