R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss Texas USA 2022, was named Miss USA 2022 on Monday night at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. At the pageant, which was televised by the A&E Network’s FYI channel, Gabriel received her crown from Miss USA 2021, Elle Smith.
Gabriel is a fashion designer who specializes in eco-friendly clothing. She has her own brand, R’Bonney Nola, in Houston. Gabriel also works as a sewing instructor at Magpies & Peacocks, a nonprofit design house that takes discarded materials and transforms them into new fashions.
Gabriel graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in fashion design. She is the first woman of Filipino-American descent to be named Miss Texas USA, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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