The United States stays the Miss Universe’s most profitable nation with eight wins up to now. Previous winners embody Miriam Jacqueline Stevenson (1954), Carol Ann Laverne (1956), Linda Jeanne Bement (1960), Sylvia Louise Hitchcock (1967), Shawn Nichols Weatherly (1980), Chelsi Mariam-Pearl Smith (1995), Brook Antoinette Mahealani (1997) and Olivia Frances Culpo (2012).
For the 2022 version, the US shall be represented by R’Bonney Gabriel, who is additionally the first Asia American to be topped Miss Texas in 2022.
Who is R’Bonney Gabriel
R’Bonney Gabriel was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 20, 1994. She is the daughter of Remigio Bonzon “R. Bon” Gabriel, a Filipino who immigrated to the United States at the age of 25 to pursue his diploma in psychology at the University of Southern California, and an American mom named Dana Walker.
Gabriel’s first style of pageantry got here in 2020 when she took half in the Miss Kemah contest putting in the Top 5.
She would then participate in the Miss Texas USA 2021 competitors dropping out solely to Victoria Hinojosa. Gabriel would enter the Miss Texas pageant as soon as once more in 2022, this time successful the competitors outright. She would then go on to win the Miss USA award turning into the first Miss USA of Flipino descent.