Who is R’Bonney Gabriel? 28-year-old Texas native wins the Miss USA 2022 Title

R’Bonney Gabriel, who competed in the 2022 Miss USA pageant as Miss Texas, was crowned on Monday during a live broadcast.

She will represent the USA in the Miss Universe 2022 pageant at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, competing against 73 countries. Here’s what you should know about Miss USA 2022.

Who is R’Bonney Gabriel?

On October 3rd, the world got introduced to 2022’s Miss USA when a 28 year old, Texas girl named R’Bonney Gabriel got titled the supreme rank for the most prestigious beauty award in the country. she has crowned the 2022 Miss USA 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 honour with a crown and bouquet of flowers.

Gabriel showed us a glimpse of what’s to come when she won the title of Miss USA 2022. Her speech was equally inspirational and piqued everyone’s interest in her. We loved hearing about her story and how she’s overcome obstacles due to her nationality.

She had a crown and bouquet of flowers in her hands. She looked delighted and excited as she walked down the runway of the show, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.

R’Bonney Gabriel is a Houston-based Filipino-American fashion designer and model. She runs her own label, R’Bonney Nola (and is associated with Magpies & Peacocks through which she runs sewing classes). At 5 foot 7 inches tall, Gabriel maintains a presence in the alternative fashion scene of Texas by being active on social media and at underground music festivals like Day For Night or Housecore Horror Fest—Houston’s answer to SXSW. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in fashion and apparel design and a minor in fibres.

R’Bonney Is The First Asian American To Represent Texas USA

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She made history when she stepped out on the stage the night of the Miss USA pageant and now that she’s won, she will have a good chance of making history at the Miss Universe pageant. R’Bonney has 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.

she is a proud Filipina as she shared her thoughts of coming from a certain background and proving a point as an inspiration for aspiring Filipinas wanting to dream big. She shared that “My dad moved to America from the Philippines on a college scholarship with about $20 in his pocket,” she told “He wanted to pave a new life for himself. He met my mom in Texas, who is a country woman from Beaumont. I’m a very proud Filipina Texan.”

R’Bonney’s Special Tribute to Texas as Her Dress Showcases

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Gabriel looked incredible in a bright blue bodysuit with silver sequins that honoured the Texas bluebonnet. She also wore matching boots and a headpiece, which she shared several photos of on Instagram along with the video of her walking onto the stage to perform.

Miss USA 2022 Makes Her Own Outfits

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The talented girl often shares video clips of herself working on the outfits she’ll wear in front of national audiences and there’s always special meaning behind what she comes up with and the fabric she uses. She posted a video of her Miss Texas opening dress being made and revealed that she loves to sew clothes from recycled or thrift fabrics because it helps avoid the pollution caused by mass-producing new clothing.

R’Bonney teaches sewing for a good cause

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The winner of the sewing contest teaches at a fashion school in Houston. In her classes, she shows students how to make different pieces using fabrics and textiles from remnants. The classes are part of the nonprofit’s MAKR Collective program, which teaches trauma victims—including domestic violence survivors—to use various life skills such as sewing in order to move forward.