R’Bonnie Gabriel from the USA was topped the 71st Miss Universe on Saturday night time.
Gabriel, who final yr turned the primary Filipina-American to win Miss USA, defeated Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela and Andreina Martinez of the Dominican Republic.
The pageant was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and 84 girls from world wide competed for the crown.
Saturday night time was the final day of the competitors, on account of the eliminations, the variety of finalists was narrowed all the way down to the final two.
Gabriela replied that she hoped that the competition organizers would improve the age restrict for candidates.
“I wish to see the age improve as a result of I am 28. And that is the oldest age to compete. And I feel that is a stupendous factor. My favourite quote is ‘if not now, then when?’ As a result of as a lady I consider , that age would not outline us. It is not tomorrow, it isn’t yesterday, it is now. The time is now,” she mentioned.
Miss USA R’Bonnie Gabriel is topped on the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans on January 14, 2023. Credit score: Jason Kempin/Getty Photographs
A Houston native, Gabriela is a mannequin, clothier and stitching teacher who prioritizes the surroundings in her work.
Within the remaining query and reply phase of the pageant, the highest 3 contestants had been requested how they might work to showcase Miss Universe as an empowering and progressive group in the event that they win the title.
Gabriela mentioned she would use the platform to grow to be a “transformational chief” and highlighted her ardour for serving to the style business by lowering air pollution and utilizing recycled supplies in clothes.
“All of us have one thing particular, and once we plant these seeds in different folks in our lives, we rework them and use them as a car for change.”
Jackafong has been open about her experiences as a transgender individual and can also be the primary proprietor of the pageant.