R'Bonney Gabriel of the United States, whose father is Filipino, bags the 71st Miss Universe crown held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on Saturday night (local time).
Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela and Andreina Martinez of Dominican Republic were 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively.
The 28-year-old fashion designer was born in San Antonio, Texas to Ramon Bonifacio Gabriel and Dana Walker.
She is the ninth American to win the pageant, 10 years after Olivia Culpo in 2012. This makes the US the country with the most number of Miss Universe winners.
She hopes to become the voice for Asian-Americans and open the doors for more diversity. | via PNA
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