Result Update–On Saturday night, R’Bonney Gabriel was crowned the winner of Miss Universe 2022 at the 71st edition of the world’s most important beauty pageant. Miss USA is the winner of a new era of pageant headed by Thai billionaire Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, a transgender woman.
The event was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Although the edition was held in 2023, this pageant corresponds to the title of Miss Universe 2022, which was postponed in order not to compete with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Gabriel will replace Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu, the winner of the pageant in 2021. This young Texan will be the face of the new direction of the organization, which is now trying to highlight more important concepts than empty beauty, such as gender equality and women’s rights. The new administration points out that this is a competition “created by women for women”.
Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel and Miss Dominican Republic Andreina Martinez were first and second runners-up, respectively. The three winners will have to dedicate a year to the organization and move to Thailand, where the world headquarters of the competition is now located.
Hosted by host Jeannie Mai and 2012 winner Olivia Culpo, the 71st edition of the competition was attended by 84 countries.
Miss Universe 2022 at the 71st edition of the world’s R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe 2022 has Filipino roots
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Gabriel, 28, became the first woman of Filipino descent to win the Miss USA title. She studied fashion design and graduated in 2018.
Her father Remigio Bonzon ‘R. Bon’ Gabriel is a Filipino immigrant who came to the country to study psychology at the University of Southern California with only $20 in his pocket. He has married Dana Walker, a US citizen, and later earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Houston.
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Gabriel received the crown from her predecessor Harnaaz Sandhu, the new “Force for Good” tiara, which has 993 precious stones and a 45.14 carat sapphire. It is worth $5.3 million, the most expensive crown in the 71-year history of the competition. Meanwhile, the wings were made from recyclable materials for the first time in the competition’s history.
The Miss Universe organization informed that the next year will be held in El Salvador.
The Meet the new Miss Universe 2022, R’Bonney Gabriel
Miss Universe 2022: R’Bonney is a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor from Houston, Texas. She was the first Filipina to win the title of Miss USA. Read more about R’Bonney Gabriel more here
Here’s what Miss Universe 2022 had to say at her first press conference ?
“Your failure can actually be an opportunity to come back stronger it’s true. If not now then when? It was on my bathing suit. That’s my favorite saying I’ve talked about. My father always said that, because now more than ever is the time to do the things you want to do, whatever that may be,” said R’Bonney Gabriel at her first press at conference as Miss Universe 2022.
She also shared her pride in her Filipino heritage: “As the first Filipina-American Miss Universe, now I can be a voice, a bigger voice for other girls and just show them that you have to embrace who you are. It is so important. Embrace what makes you different,” she said.
Here’s what Miss USA 2022 answered to the final question ?
In the final round of Miss Universe 2022 questions, Miss USA 2022 was asked, “If you win Miss Universe, how will you work to demonstrate that this is an empowering and progressive organization? and
“As Well, I would use it to be a transformational leader. As a very passionate designer (who) has been sewing for 13 years, I use fashion as a force for good. In my field, I reduce pollution by using recycled yy materials when I make my clothes. I teach sewing classes for women, survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. And he I say that because it’s so important to invest in others, to invest in our community, and to use our unique talents to make We all have something special, and when we plant those seeds (in) other people in our lives , we’re going to transform them and use it as a vehicle for change.” replied R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss USA 2022.