R’Bonney Gabriel had everyone’s attention on Oct. 3, when she was crowned the 2022 Miss USA Winner during the live broadcast of the popular pageant. The 28 year old beauty who represented Texas looked gorgeous in a sparkly gold gown and dangling earrings as she accepted the top honor with a crown and bouquet of flowers. She looked shocked and thrilled as she walked down the runway of the show and waved and blew kisses to the excited crowd.
Who Is R`Bonney Gabriel
R’Bonney Gabriel is born 20 March 1994 in San Antonio, Texas, US. She is a Filipino American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2022. Gabriel will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2022.
R’Bonney Gabriel Is The First Asian American Woman
R’Bonney Gabriel is the first Asian American woman to represent Miss Texas USA. She made history when she stepped out on the stage the night of the Miss USA pageant and now that she won she will go on to make history at the Miss Universe pageant.
R’Bonney was crowned Miss Texas USA this past summer which can be seen in the video above, and it qualified her to represent her state at this year’s Miss USA.
Averie Bishop an Asian American from Dallas, TX also made history as the first Asian American woman to be crowned Miss Texas America and will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in Dec.
The ladies’ achievements are a big deal and show how far the country has come since there was a point in time when “non-white” women were banned from competing in pageants.