A number of young women from the Bay Area will compete for the crowns of Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA in a weekend of pageantry July 1-3 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston.
The contestants include last year’s first runner-up at Miss Texas USA and a former Miss Mississippi Teen USA.
The Miss contestants, who include 89 women born from 1994 to 2003, will be scored in three categories: personal interview, swimsuit and evening gown.
The 80 Teen contestants, for girls who were born from 2003 to 2007, will be judged in personal interview, active wear and evening gown.
Representing Friendswood in the Miss pageant is R’Bonney Gabriel, 28, a fashion designer and model who was the first runner-up at Miss Kemah 2021, Miss Houston 2021 and Miss Texas USA 2021.
In 2018, the Filipina American earned a degree in fashion design with a minor in fibers from the University of North Texas.
She works as the lead sewing instructor for domestic-violence survivors at a nonprofit design house, Magpies & Peacocks, in east downtown Houston.
Gabriel designed and constructed her wardrobe for this year’s pageant. Info on her design and sewing work is at rbonneynola.com or Instagram: @rbonneynola.
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