The first Filipino American to win Miss USA, according to pageant officials, was named Miss Universe on Saturday night.

The pageant was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, with 84 women from around the world competing for the crown.

The tournament ended on Saturday night, with eliminations reducing the number of competitors until only the final two remained.

Gabriel responded that she hoped the contest organizers would increase the candidate age limit.

The second runner-up went to Andreina Martinez Founier of the Dominican Republic and the first runner-up was Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela.

Gabriel responded that she hoped the contest organizers would increase the candidate age limit.

Houston-native Gabriel is a model, fashion designer, and sewing instructor who prioritizes the environment in her work.