Miss R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States of America has been crowned the new Miss Universe at the pageant held in New Orleans on Sunday.
She beat out 84 other women from around the world, including Miss Venezuela, to claim the coveted crown.
R’Bonney, who is of Filipino-American descent, is an eco-friendly fashion designer, model, and sewing instructor with a passion for life. She made history as the first Filipino-American to win the Miss USA pageant.
The pageant, which was held in the United States for the first time in over a decade, saw 84 women from across the globe competing for the title.
Nigeria was represented at the pageant by Hannah Iribhogbe.
According to the organizers of the pageant, R’Bonney impressed the judges with her passion for environmental causes and her commitment to promoting sustainability in the fashion industry.
She also showcased her talent as a model and sewing instructor during the pageant.