Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel returns to Houston Life!

Before she was Miss USA, R’Bonney was on our show - getting ready to represent Texas at the national level. Now she’s back chatting with Derrick and Courtney about her journey and how she’s preparing for Miss Universe.

In July, she came to Houston Life as Miss Texas USA, and she returns to our studio TODAY as Miss USA!!

Friendswood’s own R’Bonney Gabriel sits down with Courtney and Derrick to talk about her amazing pageant run to the MISS USA competition, and all of the amazing work she’s done to get to where she is today.

Miss USA, R'Bonney Gabriel (Miss USA)

R’Bonney has made HISTORY as the first Filipino American woman to win MISS USA and she feels honored to represent both her American and Filipino background as she takes the title and starts her journey toward the year ahead of her.

Wearing a crown is a treat, but for Gabriel, it means more than just glitz and glamour. She’s got many other responsibilities she juggles along with being pageant royalty--- and that is a business owner! She owns her own clothing brand “R’BONNEY NOLA,” and has made each of her pieces eco-consciously using recycled fabrics from pre-existing materials. At the MISS USA competition in Nevada, she custom-made her own evening gown and was asked a question about climate change, in which she answered to perfection, using her eco-friendly clothing brand as a reference to her passion for the climate.

She sits down with Courtney and Derrick to give YOU the inside scoop on her pageant journey, upcoming projects, as well as what she hopes to accomplish in her year serving as Miss USA.

Watch the video above to catch up with Friendswood’s own R’Bonney Gabriel, winner of MISS USA 2022. Be sure to keep up with Houston Life on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see more!

To hear more of her story in the pageant world and how she’s navigating the fashion industry, watch the video below.

Meet R’ Bonney Gabriel, the first Filipina American woman to win Miss Texas USA, and she will represent the lone star state in the next Miss USA Pageant.