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R'Bonney Gabriel to crown new Miss USA in Alabama

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Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel has arrived in Auburn, Alabama to crown North Carolina's Morgan Romano, her successor as Miss USA tonight. The official coronation ceremony will take place during the preliminary competition of Miss Alabama Teen USA and Miss Alabama USA 2023 at Auburn University. Since R'Bonney won the Miss Universe title in New Orleans last January 14, her first runner-up at Miss USA has been appointed to take over in fulfilling her national obligations. Don't miss watching tonight's event live streaming on pageantslive.com from 8:30 p.m. EST / 7:30 p.m. CST. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ANNALEE STORY (@missalteenusa) Photos: Miss Alabama USA , Miss Alabama Teen USA / Instagram RELATED POSTS: The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel Miss USA 2022 is R’Bonney Gabriel of Texas 8 things to know about Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel LIVE UPDATES: 71st Miss Universe Final Competition Results

Curacao celebrates Top 5 finish at 71st Miss Universe pageant

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Miss Universe Curacao 2022 Gabriëla Dos Santos received a warm welcome when she arrived back in her home country from the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans. The 20-year-old certified life coach managed to achieve a Top 5 placement among 84 contestants during the Miss Universe 2022 final telecast on January 14 despite having tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the competition. It was Curacao's third-highest placement at Miss Universe next to Annemarie Braafheid (Miss Universe 1968 first runner-up) and Verna Vasquez (Miss Universe 1997 Top 6 finalist). A welcome parade was organized for Gabriëla on Sunday, January 22 to celebrate her well-deserved success on the prestigious international stage. "Yesterday was an experience like no other. I am so grateful for the incredible welcome home parade I received from my dushi Kòrsou," she shared on social media. "Words cannot describe how touched and honored I felt to see people from all walks of life, young and old

71st Miss Universe: MUO releases contestants' closed-door interviews

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The Miss Universe Organization started releasing the closed-door interviews of the 71st Miss Universe contestants on its official social media and streaming platforms. This historic move letting the public get access to the crucial part of the judging criteria for the first time will hopefully help shed light on why some heavy fan favorites failed to enter the semifinals. Fifty percent of the contestants' scores were from the closed-door interview with the selection committee while the other half were from the preliminary evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Fans alleged on social media that the recently concluded Miss Universe 2022 pageant was rigged which the MUO already debunked and called the false allegations "absurd" in a statement. It wasn't the first time for the winner R'Bonney Gabriel to face such allegations. The first Filipino-American Miss Universe also experienced the same challenge after she won Miss USA 2022 in Reno, Nevada last October. With th

Laos' Payengxa Lor returns home after historic Miss Universe placement

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Miss Universe Laos 2022 Payengxa Lor returned home following her historic achievement during the recently held 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The business management student received a warm welcome from her supporters and members of the press when she arrived back in her country on January 19. Her Top 16 placement marked the first time ever Laos entered the semifinals at the Miss Universe competition. Payengxa won the 5th edition of the Miss Universe Laos pageant at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane last October 8 and earned her the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. The 21-year-old was the first Hmong to win the national title and also the first one to achieve Laos' highest placement at Miss Universe since its debut in 2017. Surprisingly, Laos was also the only Southeast Asian country to place in the Top 16 while heavy favorites from the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam missed out on the semifinal cut. V

71st Miss Universe 2nd runner-up Andreína Martínez meets President Luis Abinader

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Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2022 Andreína Martínez Founier had the chance to meet with her country's President Luis Abinader and the First Lady after placing third at Miss Universe 2022. Their meeting happened at the national leader's official residence, the Palacio Nacional in Santo Domingo, following Andreína's homecoming from the recently concluded 71st Miss Universe competition in New Orleans. The 25-year-old was able to achieve a well-deserved Top 3 placement during the Miss Universe final show on January 14. Her highly celebrated second runner-up finish at Miss Universe 2022 was the Dominican Republic's highest placement since 2009. "What an honor it was to be received by Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic, and by our beloved First Lady," she posted on social media. "I am excited about the possibility of working together for the well-being of our youth and I also see this as an opportunity to continue supporting those young Domi

71st Miss Universe: Ukraine wins 'Spirit of Carnival' award

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Miss Universe Ukraine 2022 Viktoria Apanasenko received the "Spirit of Carnival" award during the 71st Miss Universe competition held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The award was presented to her by Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy "for embodying the company’s values of fun, friendship, diversity and inclusion." "Viktoria Apanasenko has made it her mission to remind us that the war is ongoing and people across Ukraine are working to support their military, as well as their neighbors affected by the war – especially those displaced from their homes," said Duffy. "I’m impressed by Viktoria’s strength and her kind and giving character which truly embodies the ‘Spirit of Carnival.' And through this recognition, we are also letting the people of Ukraine and especially our Ukrainian crew members know that we continue to support and admire their spirit as well." A short video of the award presentation was featured during the 71st Miss

ImpactWayv congratulates Miss Universe Thailand Anna Sueangam-iam on winning ImpactWayv Challenge

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New York City, NY, USA – ImpactWayv™, the pioneering Social [Impact] Media Platform, congratulates Miss Universe Thailand, Anna Sueangam-iam, for winning the Miss Universe ImpactWayv Challenge during the 71st annual Miss Universe competition. The ImpactWayv Challenge showcased and celebrated the delegates’ commitment to social good. The 24-year-old beauty from Bangkok was announced as the winner of the ImpactWayv Award by Miss Universe Organization (MUO) owner Anne Jakrajutatip during the live broadcast of the 71st Miss Universe competition on Saturday, January 14, in New Orleans, Louisiana, presented by MUO’s media partners The Roku Channel and Telemundo (subsidiary to NBC Universal). ImpactWayv is a healthier and more meaningful alternative to major social networking platforms. It operates as an entirely new kind of digital ecosystem, focused on social good and enabling users - people, businesses, and nonprofits - to effect, engage in and share social impact on a global scale. In the

71st Miss Universe: Vietnam wins Swimsuit Cape Vote

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Miss Universe Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Châu has been officially announced as the winner of the Swimsuit Cape Vote — an official fan vote conducted by the Miss Universe Organization on its official app. The winning cape was showcased during the 71st Miss Universe preliminary swimsuit competition which was held on January 11 in New Orleans. Ngọc Châu chose the design for her personalized cape as it motivates her to conquer her Miss Universe dream. Wearing it feels like she has all the support of the entire Vietnamese people. She believes her people love to protect and take care of each other. The entire message she also wants the design to have is to inspire dreamers that not all dreams come true, or simply must be postponed, but everyone should keep dreaming and dare to live their passions in order to live a meaningful life. "This award is not just for me, but for everyone's dreams. Keep dreaming and strive for it, one day your dream will come true," she wrote on social med

71st Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel visits Empire State Building

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Newly crowned Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel has visited the iconic Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The Filipino-American beauty stunned in crystal pants by Jovani fashion and a fringe top by fashion editor and celebrity stylist Rene Garza who used upcycled plastic mesh flower protector covers thrown away by floral shops to create the beautiful piece. Followed by the members of the press, she was joined by Miss Universe Organization owner Anne Jakrajutatip together with CEO and Founder of O Skin Med Spa, Olivia Quido-Co, during the traditional visit to the building on Tuesday, January 17. It has been an annual tradition for every Miss Universe winner to visit the architectural marvel which is one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world. Here's the new Miss Universe on top of the world, the universe rather: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) Photo: Em

71st Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel kicks off media week

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Following her well-deserved victory at the 71st Miss Universe pageant, the first Miss USA to win the crown in 10 years R'Bonney Gabriel immediately flew to New York to kick off her reign. Her first official week as the new Miss Universe started with a media tour and her first stop in "The Big Apple" on Monday, January 16 was an interview with Good Morning America on ABC. Wearing her own designed outfit, her official Miss Universe sash, and the Mouawad "Force for Good" crown, the 28-year-old fashion designer talked about her historic win in New Orleans. On being the first Filipino-American to become Miss Universe, she said: "Oh my gosh, well, Filipinos are so happy. They are just over the moon about it. It's a huge win for the community and just representation — it's an honor." Watch her full interview here: Photo: R'Bonney Gabriel / Instagram RELATED POSTS: The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel LIVE UPDATES: 71st Miss Uni