After three hours of enthusiasm and suspense, and among more than 80 beauty queens around the world, in a competition that included many categories such as interviews, evening gowns, swimwear, and community influence, the title of Miss Universe in Contest No. 71 went to Miss USA’s R’bonney Gabriel, after a three-hour live broadcast from the Ernest N. Moriel Convention Center in New Orleans, was chosen to be Miss Universe.
Miss USA R’bonney Gabriel, 28, was crowned Miss Universe, a fashion designer from Houston, Texas.
The coronation of Miss Universe and the Queen’s bridesmaids
The Miss Universe pageant is the most important beauty pageant in the world, as a global celebration of beauty and women’s empowerment. In this edition, 84 beautiful women from around the world paraded in search of the crown to succeed India’s Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, who won the title in 2022. As always, it was the outgoing Queen who was responsible for passing the crown on to the event’s new winner.
The first runner-up is Amanda Dudamel, Miss Venezuela 2022, and the second runner-up is Andrina Martinez Funier, Miss Dominican Republic 2022.
Who reached the top three in the Miss Universe contest?
Andrina Martinez Funier, Miss Dominican Republic 2022
R’ Bonnie Gabriel, Miss America 2022
Amanda Dudamel, Miss Venezuela 2022
The qualifying question to win the title of Miss Universe
The final question that qualified Miss USA 2022 to be Miss Universe , when she was asked, was: “If you were to win Miss Universe, how would you work to prove that this is an empowering and progressive organization?” She replied, “Well, I’ll use it as a transformational leader. As a very passionate designer after sewing for 13 years, I use fashion as a force for good. In my line of work, I reduce pollution through recycled materials when I make my clothes. I teach sewing classes to women survivors of “Human trafficking and domestic violence. And I say this because it’s so important to invest in others, invest in our community, and use your unique talent to make a difference. We all have something special, and when we plant that seed in other people in our lives, we transform them, and we use that as a vehicle for change.”
So much love and strength on this stage tonight. Thank you April <3 Cheslie will always be in our hearts.— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 15, 2023
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Miss Universe contest this year
In the competition’s 70-year history, this was the first time the competition featured an all-female presentation panel. The 2022 edition saw many firsts, such as the debut of Bhutan, and the return of countries such as Angola, Belize, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.
Seychelles previously competed in 1995, making this edition compete for the first time after an absence of 27 years. Trinidad and Tobago last competed in 2017, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon and Switzerland last competed in 2018, Angola and Saint Lucia last competed in 2019, while the other nations competed in 2020.
Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Morocco, Romania and Sweden withdrew after Failure of their organizations to hold a national competition or to appoint a delegate.