Who is Miss USA 2022 winner R’Bonney Gabriel?

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R’Bonney Gabriel had everyone’s attention on Oct. 3, when she was crowned the 2022 Miss USA

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R’Bonney is the first Asian American woman to represent Miss Texas USA. She made history when she stepped out on the stage the night of the Miss USA pageant

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R’Bonney is Filipina- Due to her descent, R’Bonney said she feels a 'big responsibility' to share her background and encourage others to do the same

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R’Bonney’s state costume for Miss USA was a representation of the Texas state flower

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R’Bonney made some of her own costumes. In July, she posted a video of her Miss Texas opening dress being made and revealed she loves to “re-use old pieces” of clothing to help avoid the pollution

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R’Bonney teaches sewing for a good cause. Miss USA 2022 teaches sewing at the Magpies and Peacocks fashion house in Houston, TX. The classes are part of the nonprofit’s MAKR Collective program