Miss Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu, passed the Miss Universe crown to R’Bonney Gabriel from the USA. The finals of Miss Universe 2022 were held on Sunday morning, and we all got our 71st Miss Universe.
Miss Universe is one of the four prestigious international beauty pageants, and it is run by the Miss Universe Organization, a Thailand-based organisation that is currently owned by JKN Global Group.
The prestigious beauty pageant is one of the most watched international pageants, with an estimated audience of over 500 million from over 190 territories across the world. Founded in 1952, the prestigious event has successfully completed its 70 years.
The Miss Universe 2021 pageant was won by India’s Harnaaz Sandhu, who brought victory to the nation in the competition after a 21-year gap. She is the third Miss Universe winner from India after Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta.
Who is R’Bonney Gabriel?
The 71st Miss Universe is R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States of America (USA). Gabriel was born on March 20, 1994, in Houston, Texas, to a Filipino father, Remigio Bonzon “R. Bon” Gabriel, and an American mother, Dana Walker.
Gabriel graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and a minor in fibers. She won Miss Texas USA 2022 and went on to represent Texas at Miss USA 2022. She was subsequently crowned Miss USA 2022, becoming the first Miss USA of Filipino descent.
71st Miss Universe Runner Ups
Amanda Dudamel from Venezuela was the first runner-up. The title of Miss Universe 2022, second runner-up, was won by Andrena Martnez of the Dominican Republic.
Miss Universe Finalists
The top 5 women that went till final were Amanda Dudamel from Venenzuka, R’Bonney Gabriel from United States, Ashley Cariño from Puerto Rico, Gabriëla Dos Santos from Curacao, and Andreína Martínez from Dominican Republic.
71st Miss Universe Venue
At the much-anticipated competition, more than 90 women from around the world competed for the prestigious Miss Universe crown. The event will take place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States.
Who represented India at Miss Universe 2022?
India’s representative for Miss Universe 2022–23 was Divita Rai, who was recently crowned Miss Diva Universe 2022 by current Miss Universe title holder Harnaaz Sandhu. Divita, a 25-year-old architect and model, was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, and currently lives in Mumbai.
Although Divita Rai was not able to win the crown, she definitely won hearts. Divita made it to the top 16 in the competition, which in itself is a big achievement.
Former Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu Expressed Joy
At the end of the event, India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned her successor. The Miss Universe, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, expressed her joy and gratitude for the chances she has been given.
Harnaaz was seen as being a bit emotional when she was making her final walk as a Miss Universe, but she congratulated the new Miss Universe and all the other fellow contestants.
Miss Universe 2022 Hosts
The 71st edition of Miss Universe will be hosted by American television presenter Jeannie Mai along with Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo. While Mai last served as a backstage correspondent during the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, Culpo last hosted the 69th edition of Miss Universe 2020.
Miss Universe 2022: When & Where to Watch?
As Thailand-based JKN Global Group has purchased the Miss Universe Organization from WWE/IMG, this is the first edition of the prestigious beauty pageant that held under the new ownership.
This year, the pageant was broadcasted on NBC as the show’s official worldwide broadcaster. Earlier, FOX was the show’s official broadcaster.
In addition, it marks the first time that the Miss Universe pageant has been broadcast on television by JKN Global Group’s JKN18 and JKN-CNBC, the organization’s expanded headquarters in Thailand.
The live streaming of the contest also held live at Miss Universe’s official YouTube channel.
A. Miss Universe 2022 held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States, on January 14, 2023.
A. American television presenter Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, hosted Miss Universe 2022.
A. The 71st Miss Universe is R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States of America (USA).
A. Divita Rai will represent India at the 71st Miss Universe beauty pageant.
A. Amanda Dudamel, R’Bonney Gabriel, Ashley Cariño, Gabriëla Dos Santos, and Andreína Martínez were the top 5 finalists of Miss Universe 2023.