Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Philippines this year. She was crowned at the Baguio Country Club on Sunday, October 25.
The 23-year-old beauty queen is the first winner of the title under the new franchise.
The rest of the Top 5 were ranked as follows:
1st runner-up: Maria Ysabella “Bella” Ysmael, Parañaque
2nd runner-up: Michele Gumabao, Quezon City
3rd runner-up: Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol
4th runner-up: Kimberly “Billie” Hakenson, Cavite
Mateo will be representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant.