Confident at very queenly na sinagot ni Rabiya Mateo ang issue na "nagparetoke" diumano s'ya.
Lumabas ang issue matapos n'yang manalo sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020 na ginanap sa Baguio City nito lang October 25.
Isang photo kasi ng Filipino-Indian beauty queen ang kumalat sa social media na nanggaling sa kanyang high school yearbook.
Sa black and white photo, makikita ang teenager na Rabiya kung saan inilarawan s'ya bilang:
"A girl with a glamorous smile. Every boy is mesmerized with her sophisticated looks. The darling of the year IV-St. Agnes.
"Those shimmering tan skin catches everyone's attention especially the boys. She has a towering height.
"When she starts speaking, you should ready your handkerchiefs; for your nose might bleed. She is a very sensitive person, so be careful of the words you choose. She is sweet like sugar.
"That's what makes Rabiya 'BYANG' Brillant, Youth, Admirable, Narcissist, and Gorgeous."
Naka-indicate din sa photo ang mga nakuhang awards ni Rabiya noong high school gaya ng pagiging First Honorable Mention, Best in Communication, at Performer of the Year, at maging ang mga posisyong hinawakan n'ya sa iba't ibang student organizations sa loob campus.
Bagama't maayos naman ang kanyang photo, ginamit ito ng mga bashers para batuhin ng issue ang Pinay beauty queen na nagparetoke umano ito ng mukha dahil malayo na daw ang hitsura ng nasa yearbook sa present niyang look.
Pinasinungalingan ito ni Rabiya at in-address ang issue sa kanyang Instagram Story ngayong araw, October 30.
"This is me 11 years ago," panimula ni Rabiya. "I still didn't have my braces. I don't [know] how to put make up. I'm not aware of what angle flatters me most but that is still me.
"A lot of things happened in that period of time. I grew up and became more mature. I was able to invest in myself and practice self-love," dagdag pa n'ya.
"If there would be one thing that I want other people to know about me is that I'm beautiful then and now. The only thing difference is now, I know better.
"PS, stop calling anyone ugly," panawagan pa ng Ilongga beauty titleholder sa kanyang post.
"If that's how you see things and maybe then, it's your soul that needs a surgery," pagtatapos ni Rabiya.
Si Rabiya Mateo ang kauna-unahang winner ng Miss Universe Philippines stand-alone pageant matapos kumalas ang Miss Universe Organization sa partnership nito sa Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. matapos ang mahigit limang dekada.
S'ya ang kakatawan sa Pilipinas sa gaganaping Miss Universe pageant some time in 2021.