Posts

Showing posts with the label R'Bonney Gabriel

R'Bonney Gabriel to crown new Miss USA in Alabama

Image
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

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

Image
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

Image
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

History repeats itself as India crowns USA at 71st Miss Universe

Image
Another history repeats itself moment just happened during the culmination of the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The highly talked about coronation event brought us back to the iconic moment when India's first Miss Universe Sushmita Sen crowned her successor, the late Chelsi Smith of the USA as Miss Universe 1995 in Namibia. Almost 28 years later, another winner from India, Harnaaz Sandhu, crowned R'Bonney Gabriel of the USA as Miss Universe 2022 on January 14 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. What's more interesting is that both biracial Americans Chelsi and R'Bonney competed in Miss Texas USA twice before winning the state title, then went on to become Miss USA, and eventually, Miss Universe. They are both trailblazers for other women with a mixed-race background who wish to take the same path. While Chelsi was the first ever African-American to win Miss Texas USA, R'Bonney became the first Filipino-American to win

Winning answers of 71st Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel

Image
Texas-born R'Bonney Gabriel, 28, was crowned the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) on Saturday, January 14 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Apart from her winning looks and undeniable stage presence, R'Bonney also gave impressive answers during the question-and-answer rounds. During the Top 5 Q&A, she was asked by Vyral Media PR co-founder Mara Martin: "Miss Universe recently made an inclusive change, allowing mothers and married women to compete this year. What's another change you'd like to see, and why?" She replied: "For me, I would like to see an age increase because I am 28 years old and that is the oldest age to compete, and I think it's a beautiful thing. My favorite quote is "if not now, then when" because as a woman, I believe age does not define us. It's not tomorrow, it's not yesterday, but it's now. The time is now that you can go after what you want." R'Bonney advanced to the

The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel

Image
Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel beat 83 other contestants to win Miss Universe 2022, the 71st Miss Universe pageant on Saturday, January 14 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The 28-year-old fashion designer, model, and sewing instructor received the new Mouawad crown "Force for Good" from her predecessor Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India. Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela and Andreína Martínez were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Gabriëla Dos Santos of Curacao and Ashley Cariño of Puerto Rico rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The rest of the Top 16 were beauties from Australia, Monique Rile, Canada, Amelia Tu, Colombia, María Fernanda Aristizábal, Haiti, Mideline Phelizor, India, Divita Rai, Laos, Payengxa Lor, Peru, Alessia Rovegno, Portugal, Telma Madeira, South Africa, Ndavi Nokeri, Spain, Alicia Faubel, and Trinidad & Tobago, Tya Jané Ramey. Chile's Sofia Depassier and Malta's Maxine Formosa Gruppetta were both a

Former Miss USA Elle Smith defends R'Bonney Gabriel, shares own experience

Image
Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith of Kentucky went to social media to defend her successor R'Bonney Gabriel of Texas whom she crowned on Monday, October 3 in Reno, Nevada. "Right now, all I feel is concern and pity for R'Bonney," she said amid the viral allegations attacking the Miss USA Organization. "I understand how isolating it is to win Miss USA and I also understand what it is like to have your class try and discredit your win, and say that they are attacking the organization and not you," she added. Elle then went on to share her own similar experience with her fellow competitors after winning last year. "Last year, my class attempted to say that the organization favored me and they came up with all these different claims, I then debunked all their claims to prove them wrong, this class [2022] is doing the same exact thing to R'Bonney," she said. She continued, "There's not one person in the pageant world and not one person in that class

Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel sets the record straight on allegations

Image
Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel sat down with E! News to set the record straight on the viral "allegations and smear campaign" shared by Miss Montana USA Heather Lee O'Keefe on social media against the Miss USA Organization. The drama came after the Filipino-American beauty from Texas won the coveted title on Monday, October 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Allegations include favoritism and unfair advantage from the organizers and sponsors. Some contestants also went online to share frustrations over their "unjustifiable losses, heartbreaks, and broken dreams" implying R'Bonney's victory was fixed. During the exclusive interview with the host of E! News' The Rundown Erin Lim Rhodes on October 6, the new Miss USA said the pageant "was not rigged" and she emphasized: "I would never enter any pageant or any competition that I know I would win. I have a lot of integrity." Just in case you missed it, here yo

8 things to know about Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel

Image
Miss Texas USA, R'Bonney Gabriel was proclaimed Miss USA 2022 last night at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Here are 8 things to know about the new Miss USA: 1. She is the 10th Miss Texas USA to win Miss USA next to Crystle Stewart (2008) and the first Filipino-American in history to win both the state and the national pageant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by R’Bonney Nola (@rbonneynola) 2. She was born to an American mother from Beaumont, Texas, and a Filipino father who left the Philippines for the US as a young student. 3. She is originally from Missouri City, Texas, and grew up in Houston with three older brothers. As the only girl of four siblings, she considers herself the baby of the family and often joked about being the favorite child. View this post on Instagram A post shared by R’Bonney Nola (@rbonneynola) 4.  At age 28, she is the oldest Miss USA winner in the pageant's 71-year history. Bu

Miss USA 2022 is R’Bonney Gabriel of Texas

Image
Miss Texas USA R’Bonney Gabriel was crowned Miss USA 2022 in a glittering final show that took place on Monday, October 3 the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The 28-year-old fashion designer and model who runs her own eco-friendly clothing line made history by becoming the first ever Filipino-American woman to win the Miss USA pageant. Morgan Romano of North Carolina finished as the first runner-up while Natalie Pieper of Nebraska, Sir'Quora Carroll of Ohio, and Angel Reyes of Illinois were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. The representatives of Connecticut (Cynthia Dias), Kansas (Elyse Noe), Minnesota (Madeline Helget), New Hampshire (Camila Sacco), New Mexico (Suzanne Perez), Tennessee (Emily Suttle), and Vermont (Kelsey Golonka) rounded out the Top 12. California (Tiffany Johnson), the District of Columbia (Faith Porter), Missouri (Mikala McGhee), and West Virginia (Krystian Leonard) were the rest of the Top 16 semi-finalists. This year's competit