R’Bonney Gabriel, the first Filipino-American Miss USA 2022, and her inspiring journey growing up with her parents, Remigio Bonzon Gabriel and Dana Walker, as she competes in Miss Universe 2022.
R’Bonney Gabriel, born on March 20, 1994, in Houston, Texas, was the eldest of four siblings. She spent her childhood in a close-knit family where she was surrounded by love and support from her parents Remigio Bonzon Gabriel and Dana Walker, and her three brothers.
Her father is from the Philippines, while her mother is from Beaumont, Texas. Growing up in Houston, R’Bonney was exposed to a diverse community with a rich cultural heritage.
Her father, R’Bon “Bon” Gabriel, was born in Manila, Philippines and at the age of 19, he decided to immigrate to the United States, specifically to Washington. He went on to pursue higher education, earning a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Houston.
Growing up with her siblings, R’Bonney formed a strong bond with them. Together, they enjoyed playing sports, shooting BB guns, and playing video games. They also shared a love for traveling and exploring new places.