HOUSTON (KIAH) She’s a hometown Houston area woman who is now an international star! R’bonney Gabriel is taking the world by storm, since she was crowned Miss Universe.

Since her crowning in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14, 2023, her life has been going non-stop. From media interviews around the world, to an international tour around Asia, her star has been shining bright.

Watch Miss Universe on CW39 Friday morning

She visited our CW39 studios Friday, March 17th, at 9 a.m. and joined our set along with Sharron Melton, Adam Krueger, Idolina Peralez and Carrigan Chauvin.

Courtesy: Miss Universe Organization

She talked with them and more in depth with CW39’s Sharron Melton during and after the show. They spoke about what it’s like to be Miss Universe, her mission during her reign, and what she hopes to accomplish throughout the year!