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Sun Jan 15, 2023, 03:26 AM

Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022

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Source: NBC News

NEW ORLEANS ó RíBonney Gabriel, a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor from Texas who competition officials said is the first Filipino American to win Miss USA, was crowned Miss Universe on Saturday night.

Gabriel closed her eyes and clasped hands with runner-up Miss Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel, at the moment of the dramatic reveal of the winner, then beamed after her name was announced.

Thumping music rang out, and she was handed a bouquet of flowers, draped in the winnerís sash and crowned with a tiara onstage at the 71st Miss Universe Competition, held in New Orleans.

The second runner-up was Miss Dominican Republic, Andreina Martinez.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/miss-usa-rbonney-gabriel-crowned-miss-universe-2022-rcna65862







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Reply Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel crowned Miss Universe 2022 (Original post)
Polybius Jan 15 OP
msongs Jan 15 #1
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Kali Jan 15 #2
harun Jan 15 #11
Javaman Jan 15 #12
harun Jan 15 #24
FailureToCommunicate Jan 15 #17
KS Toronado Jan 15 #3
Walleye Jan 15 #4
SergeStorms Jan 15 #5
Warpy Jan 15 #10
Rebl2 Jan 15 #15
llmart Jan 15 #19
Genki Hikari Jan 15 #21
twodogsbarking Jan 15 #6
certainot Jan 15 #7
thucythucy Jan 15 #18
LetMyPeopleVote Jan 15 #8
sinkingfeeling Jan 15 #9
Wingus Dingus Jan 15 #13
bucolic_frolic Jan 15 #14
FailureToCommunicate Jan 15 #16
ificandream Jan 15 #20
BumRushDaShow Jan 15 #22
Polybius Jan 15 #23
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 03:28 AM

1. it's not miss Universe if all the contestants are from earth and nowhere else nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 04:58 AM

2. !

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 09:40 AM

11. They are all invited but they never show up. nt

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Response to harun (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:00 AM

12. Because they know better. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 12:45 PM

24. Probably intelligent enough to know not to feed the animals.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:38 AM

17. True! And even if she's **just** Miss (our) world, why is she clutching the U.S. flag??

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:23 AM

3. Never watch any beauty pageants anymore

Real beauty is on the inside.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 06:40 AM

4. Rigged!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 08:22 AM

5. Why do they still have these ridiculous events?

Does anyone watch these colossal wastes of time and effort anymore?

I'd rather watch paint dry, but that's my personal opinion. If someone could explain why these events are still relevant I'd be more than happy to listen.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 09:38 AM

10. Same reason they have livestock judged at a state fair.

The contestants are painted up beyond all recognition, something I saw when I was a kid and I saw a Miss America at a meet and greet. She was up on a stand, like a statue, there to be admired, the unapproachable Venus in an evening gown at 10 AM, makeup applied with a trowel, garish without stage lighting, a prize bit of beef after a shampoo and blow dry to make the coat shine for the judges and cameras.

I actually felt sorry for her, I knew there was a human being under all that crap she was wearing and that she had to be bored out of her mind, bodyguards making sure nobody got close enough to chat her up. I did have the feeling that if I'd asked her about it, she'd have said through painted lips she was afraid would crack, "It's a job, kid."

At least Miss America didn't ultimately go to slaughter and be turned into hamburgers.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:28 AM

15. Don't even

think they are shown on tv anymore. Havenít watched one since 1970ís. I think some of the winners used to get money to go to college, but not sure about that now.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 11:13 AM

19. +1

I actually thought they didn't have this any longer which is why I clicked on this thread. I do believe, Like another DUer said, I think the last time I watched this was in the 70's. It looks to me like it's become even weirder than back then. Is there some new criteria that contestants dress like they are going trick or treat?

Boggles my mind.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 11:40 AM

21. I had a relative get first runner up

 

At Miss Texas, back in the 60s. She was one of my grandmother's nieces or grand-nieces--can't remember which. Kinda on the distant side for me.

Anyway, you know how they say that the first runner-up matters? Well, guess what? It did matter that year. I don't know what happened to the original Miss Texas, but my cousin had to step up after the other one had to step down.

She got all the perks, and especially the only one she cared about, the college scholarship that came with the title.

Another woman I knew was a Miss Teen USA, and she was also in it for the scholarship money. She wasn't a dummy, but she wasn't quite "scholarship-smart." Didn't qualify for a lot of other scholarships based on other factors, either. But she did want to become a teacher, so she did the beauty pageant thing for scholarship money, because one thing she did have going for her was looks.

A college classmate was in the pageant biz. She was using it as a springboard for an acting career, because it gave her experience before TV cameras, and audiences, too. Oddly enough, she gave up the acting after a while, and wound up as a successful film makeup artist. She had learned a whole lot about what it took for people to look right on camera through the pageant biz, so she was a natural fit for that job.

So most of the pageant types I've known (admittedly a limited sample) were all using it as a means to an end.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 08:27 AM

6. Have a nice Sunday everyone.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 08:35 AM

7. time to watch "little miss sunshine" again

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Response to certainot (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:46 AM

18. Yup.

Hilarious movie, especially the "talent" portion of the show.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 08:53 AM

8. Yeah

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 08:55 AM

9. IUgh!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:15 AM

13. She is lovely. Don't care for her outfits, but

good for her.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:19 AM

14. Tin Man meets Barbarella

Tacky costume.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 10:36 AM

16. Ha! But the outfit does have the benefit of being a kind of force field!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 11:16 AM

20. Why is this in breaking news?

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Response to ificandream (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 12:06 PM

22. First Filipino-American to have become Miss USA (and then on to Miss Universe)

It took almost 40 years from the start of that Miss USA pageant for a first black Miss USA (although only 10 years for the first Asian in general).

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2023, 12:41 PM

23. Here's a video clip:

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Sun Jan 15, 2023, 01:13 PM

25. After a review by forum hosts, locking........

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