THE NEW MISS USA AND MISS TEEN USA CROWNED IN RENO, NEVADA
It was a weekend filled with excitement as USA crowned their new duo of queens at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada!
Faron Medhi of Nebraska was crowned Miss Teen USA 2022 on Saturday, October 1. Rounding out the teen top 5 were Idaho's Jenna Beckstrom, California's Cassidy Hill, Michigan's Isabella Mosqueda and Tennessee's McKinley Farese.
Texas' R'Bonney Gabriel won the coveted Miss USA 2022 crown on Monday, October 3 and became the 10th Miss Texas to do so. She will now represent the USA at the 71st Miss Universe competition on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The elite 5 of Miss USA 2022, along with the winner, included North Carolina's Morgan Romano, Nebraska's Natalie Pieper, Ohio's Sir'Quora Carroll and Illinois' Angel Reyes.
Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel is a 28 year-old proud Filipina-Texan. Her father moved to America from the Philippines on a college scholarship with about $20 in his pocket and met her mom, a country woman from Beaumont, in Texas. This past summer, she made history as the first Asian-American to ever win Miss Texas USA, and now she is the first ever Filipina-American Miss USA. She graduated from the University of North Texas majoring in fashion design with a minor in fabrics. She now works as a sustainable fashion designer through her brand 'R'Bonney Nola Design'. R'Bonney is known for sharing clips of herself creating her pageant outfits, and there’s always special meaning into what she comes up with and the fabric she uses including that of her Miss USA interview outfit which was made as a tribute to her parents, incorporating the hand-painted flower design from her mother's wedding dress and the traditional Filipino Maria Clara collar shape.
Dear R'Bonney, GOOD LUCK on your Miss Universe journey! We can't wait to follow & support!