Miss USA R’Bonnie Gabrielle may have just been crowned Miss Universe, but she remains true to her Houston roots. In her first local TV interview since winning on Saturday, Gabrielle spoke about her love for H-Town and the shock she felt after beating 83 women from around the world to claim the coveted first place.
“I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t sure if it was really me who won,” she told KHOU 11. “When you’re on that stage in the audience, everyone applauds so loudly. I could barely hear them speak. my name. I saw them coming towards me with a sash and a crown and then I realized, “Oh my gosh, I really won” and I was so happy. It was the best feeling.”