For the first time since she was crowned the new Miss Universe, R’Bonney Gabriel has returned to her hometown of Houston. After the win, the 28-year-old hit the ground running and toured various countries across Southeast Asia. The Filipino-American beauty is even planning to visit the Philippines in May. But she has wanted to come back to H to celebrate.
“There’s no place like home,” she said during a news conference before her homecoming party at the Hilton Post Oak on Saturday night. “It’s great to just be with my family and my friends and really celebrate and talk to them because after I won I only saw them for a very short time and the next day I went to New York. I didn’t get to spend too much quality time with them, so that’s what this is all about.”