She may have passed on the crown to the new Miss Universe Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua, but 2022 titleholder R’Bonney Gabriel still left the audience stunned for her last hurrah. For her final walk as Miss Universe, the Filipina-American beauty queen was a vision in crimson red, garbed in a gown crafted by Filipino designer Rian Fernandez.
LOOK: Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel Wears Filipino Designer Rian Fernandez to Final Walk
The Miss USA 2022 representative strutted on the platform of the National Gymnasium of San Salvador, El Salvador in a custom creation by Rian Fernandez. The opulent number, detailed by red crystals that adorn its form, flaunts a unique silhouette, which falls into a glamorous mermaid-cut skirt.
With shoulders and an upturned collar embellished with red appliques, the grand piece is accessorized with a head cover decorated with complementing crystals, whose shape resembles that of an avian head.
This isn’t the first time that R’Bonney has chosen Rian as her couturier to mark a special occasion. Previously, the beauty queen wore the fashion designer’s intricate looks for her run during Miss Universe 2022, where she was dressed in the sparkling Viva Magenta gown for her preliminary wear. As the newly-crowned queen, R’Bonney, meanwhile, wore a studded blue creation by the designer.
You look beautiful as always, R’Bonney!