The New Miss USA Responds To Allegations That The Competition Was Rigged For Her To Win
Last Monday, the Restalyne and weaves were flowing at the Miss USA pageant in Reno, NV. And this year’s winner Miss Texas, R’Bonney Gabriel, made history as the first Filipina American to win in the pageant’s seventy-year history. However, there may have been a method behind the reason why R’Bonney was selected, and it took the comparable Detective La Toya powers of Miss Montana, Heather Lee O’Keefe, to expose all of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Heather claims the contest was rigged for R’Bonney to win and in response, R’Bonney used her new sash to throw her hair into a tight bun and swing a haymaker of words at anyone who thinks she didn’t win on her own merit.
The Daily Beast reports Heather is HEATED because she won’t have the opportunity to spend an entire year wearing pounds of make-up and cutting ribbons at new Dollar Generals throughout the land. Instead, she held a pageant of her own on TikTok called Miss Bitter Bitch 2022 where she is the only judge, the only contestant, and the only winner! Someone get her a crown. And of course, I do mean a shot of Crown Royal because she’s obviously mad as hell and needs to take a few shots to calm her nerves.
“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,” Miss Montana Heather Lee O’Keefe said on TikTok.
In another video, O’Keefe called it “a little suspect” that a sponsor of the pageant, NIZUC Spa, shared a post of Gabriel receiving treatment at their facility less than 24 hours after the competition ended. The winner of Miss USA is given treatments at the spa as part of their prize—but O’Keefe also pointed to a highlight video on the spa’s Instagram story showing Gabriel at the spa nine weeks before the pageant even took place.
@heatherleeokeefe @Jas but wait… there’s more!!! 🐸 ☕️ #missusa #missusa2022 #missusascandal #pageantryreimagined #rbonneygabriel #misstexasusa ♬ original sound – Heather Lee O’Keefe, J.D.
Heather wasn’t the only one who thinks R’Bonney was selected due to ulterior motives. Both Miss New York Heather Nunez and Miss Alabama Katelyn Vinson expressed heartbreak and humiliation after this year’s contest. And honestly, it seems like this year’s pageant theme was literally heartbreak and humiliation as several of the contestants made a swift exit as their new Queen paraded on stage with a smile that clearly says “Get these hoes off of my stage NOW!!”
Texas wins. Girls walk off the stage #fishyfishy #missusa pic.twitter.com/K3q44JYjcJ
— Lissette Garcia 🇨🇺 (@MissLissetteG) October 4, 2022
“I would never enter any pageant or any competition that I know I would win,” she continued on the Oct. 6 episode. “I have a lot of integrity.”“I would love to communicate with her because I think there’s a lot of allegations that are coming up that aren’t true, and people are leading to conclusions that just simply aren’t true,” R’Bonney said. “I want to be transparent, and I want everybody to know that there was no unfair advantage and nothing was rigged.”