Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel has some THOUGHTS on allegations her win was “rigged.” As we reported, over the weekend, the Texas native won the coveted Miss USA 2022 crown during a ceremony at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
Speculation quickly hit social media that the winner had been pre-planned — especially as contestants walked off stage without congratulating her.
Then, Miss Montana Heather Lee O’Keefe and her fellow contestants began speaking out about the pageant online, with Heather claiming “most of the Miss USA contestants feel very strongly that there was favoritism towards Miss Texas USA and we have the receipts to prove it.” Related: Hailey Bieber Admits She Made ‘Mistakes’ During Rhode Skincare Launch For the first time since the rumors broke, Miss USA is now defending her crown and breaking her silence on the drama!
While speaking to E! News’ Erin Lin Rhodes on The Rundown on Wednesday, R’Bonney insisted the pageant “was not rigged,” adding: Some viewers believed the Miss USA organization may have rigged the race to get better press since Miss Texas USA became the first Filipino-American woman to take home the title.Read more on perezhilton.com