Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel to visit PH in May

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 18) — Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel says she can’t wait to meet her Filipino fans as she confirmed that she will visit the Philippines in May.

“I grew up going to the Philippines just as a child and just going on a vacation there, and to actually be somewhat an inspiration to the people in the Philippines now is amazing,” the Filipino-American beauty queen said in an interview with a local lifestyle show in Houston, Texas.

“Actually, I will be visiting the Philippines soon in May," she also said. "We’re gonna have a huge event there as Miss Universe, so I’m really excited. For all the Filipinos tuning in, I cannot wait to meet you."

Gabriel was born in Texas to a Filipino father and an American mother.

She was the 9th Miss Universe winner from the United States and was also the first Filipino-American to win the Miss USA title.

During the Miss Universe pageant held Jan. 14 in New Orleans in the state of Louisiana, Gabriel had Filipino designers Patrick Isorena and Rian Fernandez make her national costume and evening gowns, respectively.