United States representative R’Bonnie Gabriel became the new Miss Universe 2022 and with this win she achieved crown number 9 for the country of the stars and stripes, being the country with the most number of Miss Universe crowns, followed by Venezuela.
Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel was the first runner-up and Dominican Republic representative Andrea Martínez was the second runner-up in a contest where Latinas were once again among the pageant’s favourites.
The rulers of Venezuela, the United States, Puerto Rico, Curaçao and the Dominican Republic initially placed as finalists for this edition, but then the rulers of the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the United States became the last three finalists, the dreamers. To win the crown.
The Miss Universe pageant, which was held in New Orleans in its 71st edition, finally crowned the US representative, who became the successor of Indian Harnaaz Sandhu, who was crowned Miss Universe 2021.
During the ceremony, tributes were paid to Chesley Crist, Miss States 2019, who ended her life in January 2022 after throwing herself from the window of her apartment in Manhattan, New York into the void. Her mother, April Simpkins, was called upon to speak about this young woman who suffered from depression and called on people to listen and help people with mental disorders when they seek help.
On the other hand, the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced through a video during the broadcast of Miss Universe that the next edition of this pageant would take place in his country.
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R’Bonnie Gabriel, 28, is a model born in the city of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in fashion and apparel design from the University of North Texas.
The new Miss Universe is the daughter of an American and a Filipino who came to this country in search of a new opportunity in life and did so with only $20 in her pocket. His desire to advance led this Filipino immigrant to dream big and, after turning those dreams into reality, managed to study psychology at the University of Houston until earning his doctorate.
R’Bonney created his own fashion label after graduation and called it R’Bonney Nola. She later joined Magpies & Peacocks, where she teaches sewing classes.
The slender R’Bonnie was crowned Miss USA by winning the pageant held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, where she beat representatives from Nebraska, North Carolina, Illinois and Miss Ohio.