The new Miss Universe responds to criticism for her coronation

The new Miss Universe responds to criticism for her coronation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel attends the Empire State Building on January 17, 2023 in New York City.  (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 17: Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel attends the Empire State Building on January 17, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

Amid a whirlwind of criticism and allegations of being named Miss Universe 2023, R’Bonney Gabriel She likes to wear the crown as the most beautiful woman in the world.

The beauty queen has suggested ignoring her haters and critics and showing off her skills with actions, which earned her the prestigious title.

The 28-year-old, originally from Texas, hopes to be a voice for change in two of the worlds she’s passionate about: fashion and pageants, while also promoting her brand for the sake of the environment.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel attends the Empire State Building on January 17, 2023 in New York City.  (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 17: Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel attends the Empire State Building on January 17, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

“Especially now that I’m Miss Universe, I have a huge platform and that’s one of my main goals as Miss Universe,” she told People.

But how does he manage to ignore the backlash from millions of viewers who have criticized his coronation and his amazing Woman in the Moon costume, which has gone viral?

“Honestly, I’m not someone who takes himself too seriously. I love looking at memes. You make me laugh. I laughed at myself walking on stage,” she revealed.

Furthermore, he admitted that wearing the suit that caused so much attention wasn’t easy at all.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 11: Miss USA, R'bonney Gabriel takes the stage during the 71st Miss Universe Competition National Costume Show at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on January 11, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 11: Miss USA, R’bonney Gabriel takes the stage during the 71st Miss Universe Competition National Costume Show at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on January 11, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

“[Pesaba] too much for me to wear for 30 minutes at most,” he said. “My back hurt at the end of the night. I opted for high heels instead of sneakers. I don’t know why I did it, but I did it!”

She hopes to help the environment with her designs made from recycled materials. But with her actions, she hopes to change the perception of her critics, who claim her victory was due to apparent favoritism, allowing her to win the crown over other contestants.

“This is an opportunity to show the world that despite negativity – I think we all experience a bit of hate on the internet – you don’t come into your own. And I think this is a great opportunity for me to set an example,” he said.

“It took me three years to get here and work non-stop every day. And I just want to tell the story of what’s going on behind the scenes and how you can achieve something that seemed impossible.”

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