Texan, Filipino American Wins Miss Universe

R’Bonney Gabriel, who is Miss USA, was crowned Miss Universe on Saturday night.

  • Officials say Gabriel is the first Filipino American to win Miss USA.
  • She is a model, sewing instructor and fashion designer from Texas
  • In the Q&A part of the competition, when Gabriel was asked how she would work to demonstrate Miss Universe is “an empowering and progressive organization” if she were to win, she responded, “I would use it to be a transformational leader.”