Friendswood model and fashion designer R'Bonney Gabriel is the new Miss Universe

NEW ORLEANS — Friendswood model and fashion designer R'Bonney Gabriel won the 71st Miss Universe competition Saturday night, competing as Miss USA....

January 15, 2023
9:52 AM

NEW ORLEANS — Friendswood model and fashion designer R'Bonney Gabriel won the 71st Miss Universe competition Saturday night, competing as Miss USA. The Houston-area native beat out 83 other women during the contest in New Orleans. Gabriel, 28, made history back in October when she became the first Filipina to win Miss USA. She was also the first Filipina to win Miss Texas. Gabriel graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 and has her own independent clothing label out of the Houston area.

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