'She deserves the crown:' Internet hails R'Bonney Gabriel as she wins 71st edition of Miss Universe

'She deserves the crown:' Internet hails R'Bonney Gabriel as she wins 71st edition of Miss Universe
Miss USA R'bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022 (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: R' Bonney Gabriel, Miss USA 2022, has won the title of Miss Universe 2023. Gabriel has been crowned the title after competing with 83 other beauties from across the world. The event which took place in New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center witnessed Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela becoming the runner-up of Miss Universe 2023 and Andreína Martínez Founier of the Dominican Republic finishing in third position. 

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According to HOLA, Gabriel is the lead sewing instructor at Magpies & Peacocks. She is committed to teaching sewing classes for women that have survived human trafficking and domestic violence. Meanwhile, she was the first Filipino-American to win Miss USA 2022. 

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Miss USA R'bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022 onstage during The 71st Miss Universe Competition at New Orleans Morial Convention Center on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Miss USA R'bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022 (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Gabriel is the winner of Miss USA 2022. According to her LinkedIn, she defines herself as Fashion Designer and Sustainable Fashion Advocate. Gabriel is a graduate of fine arts from the University of North Texas. The 28-year-old was born to a Filipino father, Remigio Bonzon R Bon Gabriel, and an American mother, Dana Walker on March 20, 1994, as per Wikipedia. Meanwhile, she began her career as a production assistant with David Peck USA and went on to become an e-commerce model with Shop Miss A. After finishing a couple of internships in the production sector, she took up the role of a sewing instructor at Magpies & Peacocks. She owns a design business which is named 'R'Bonney Nola Design.'

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Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel Miss USA R'bonney Gabriel and Miss Dominican Republic Andreína Martínez speak during The 71st Miss Universe Competition at New Orleans Morial Convention Center on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel (L) Miss USA R'bonney Gabriel( C)and Miss Dominican Republic Andreína Martínez (R) who made it to the top three (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Her first pageantry experience was when she joined Miss Kemah USA 2020, where she made it to the Top 5. She has also competed in various pageants including Miss Texas 2021 where she finished as a runner-up. However, in 2022, she won the title of Miss Texas 2022 which led to her participating in Miss USA 2022 and eventually winning the title. She was also appreciated for her answer during the final round of Miss USA 2022. She was asked by judge Soo Yeon Lee, "Global studies indicate that women are increasingly seen as more vulnerable to the impact of climate change. You are asked to create a task force to help address this issue. What's your first priority?" 

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To which she responded, "Well, I think there's eight ways we can implement addressing climate change within our careers or our lifestyle. It's as easier as adding a recycle bin to your house, everybody can do that, or being creative in ways you can also implement it in your job. I am a fashion designer. I actually made the outfit I'm wearing and I upcycle pieces and recycle different clothing to be more sustainable in my industry because I feel like it's my duty. So I think that's something we can all look for in our certain industries and in our homes — to be more sustainable." 

'She totally deserved it'

The Internet quickly reacted to Gabriel's win. A user said, "Congrats, Miss USA. With Filipino blood 'yan. We love you from the Philippines!" Another added, "I knew it. Everything happens for a reason. Thank you Miss USA it's a win to us Filipinos as well. Congratulations. Woman for Good, indeed! Dasurv!." A user stated, "Congratulations, Ms. R'Bonney Gabriel! You represent USA, but you are proud of your Filipino heritage. As a Filipino, I am very proud of you winning the Miss Universe 2023!."

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Another claimed, "No one, absolutely no one can close a door that god has open for you This is one of the most deserved win in their history. She totally deserved it, work so hard despite challenges and we can all be proud of her. Loads of congratulations." 



 

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A comment read, "Her answer was precise and direct to the point. She then elaborated it emphasizing her work and advocacy to help other women. Excellent answer! She truly deserves the crown." "Miss USA R'boney Gabriel is #MissUniverse2022! She's a half-Filipina. CONGRATULATION!," tweeted a user.

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