We have our first ever Filipina-American Miss Universe! Representing Texas, Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel took home the prestigious crown last weekend in New Orleans. In an interview with Good Morning America, the 28-year-old designer discussed what her win meant to her fellow Filipinos: “Filipinos are so happy. They are just over the moon about it. It’s a huge win for the community and just representation. It’s an honor.”
Previously, R’Bonney shared that her dad moved to America from Manila and that her parents married in the Philippines. Check out some IG content from the beauty queen below!
Photo Courtesy of R’Bonney Gabriel’s Instagram