From Africa to the World: the 72nd Miss Universe — R’Bonney Nola Gabriel took her final walk at the 2023 Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador wearing a girdled masterpiece by renowned South African designer — Gert-Joan Coetzee.

Styled by the amazing Werner Wessels, the plunging neckline and off-shoulder outfit featured scale-like and fin-like embellishments with its midsection sculpted like armour. See below:


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This extraordinary gown not only represents the pinnacle of couture but also serves as a tribute to the indomitable spirit of women everywhere. As Miss Universe R’Bonney @rbonneynola takes her final walk, she does this sculpted in a magnificent creation, a testament to the empowerment and strength of women in our world and the universe.

— Gert