Record makers at Miss Universe 2022

16 Jan 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

R’Bonney Gabriel from USA was crowned Miss Universe 2022 at the finale held on 14th January 2023 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India. Gabriel bested eighty-three other delegates to win the international crown.


R’Bonney Gabriel


R’Bonney Gabriel made history with USA’s first victory in the last 10 years making it the ninth victory for USA, the most by any country at Miss Universe. Before competing at Miss Universe 2022, R'Bonney Gabriel made history as she became the first Filipino American delegate to be crowned Miss USA 2022.


Payengxa Lor


Laos’ Payengxa Lor made history for her country as she placed in the Top 16 becoming the first Laotian to place in Top 16 at Miss Universe 2022. Notably, Payengxa Lor was also the first Hmong woman to win Miss Universe Laos, therefore making her the first Hmong woman to compete at Miss Universe 2022.


Gabriëla Dos Santos


Gabriëla Dos Santos of Curacao made history by winning a Top 5 placement for her country after 25 years. Santos is a dedicated advocate for women empowerment and wishes for more women to realize that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her or sharing a recourse with her does not take away from the blessings coming to them. Throughout the competition, she came across as an excellent orator, impressing everyone with her communication skills.


Andreína Martínez


Miss Universe 2022 Top 5 this year consists of all women from Americas – North, Central and South. The Top 5 consists of R'Bonney Gabriel from USA, 1st Runner-Up - Amanda Dudamel from Venezuela (South America), 2nd Runner-Up - Andreína Martínez from Dominican Republic (North America), Gabriëla Dos Santos from Curaçao (South America) and Ashley Cariño from Puerto Rico (North America).