The beginning of Filipino American History Month has been successful, particularly for Miss USA winner R'Bonnie Gabriel.

The Texas model and designer on Monday became the first Filipina American woman to win the title of Miss USA.

 At the event at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, Miss North Carolina Morgan Romano came in as the first runner-up.

Gabriel will now represent the United States at the Miss Universe competition in 2022 after winning the title of Miss USA.

The tournament was conducted by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 14, 2023.

“My mom is from Beaumont, Texas, and my father is from the Philippines,”  Gabriel wrote in an Instagram post.

My mother’s wedding dress onto my sleeves and tied in a traditional Maria Clara Filipina collar shape.

I have immense gratitude for the [opportunities] my parents provided me and wanted to express my love to them through this.”

The beginning of Filipino American History Month has been successful, particularly for Miss USA winner R'Bonnie Gabriel.