Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel marked a historic moment for the world of pageantry by eliminating age restrictions. She made the announcement during New York Fashion Week 2024.
She highlighted significant changes within the Miss Universe Organisation.
“Age is not a barrier to a woman’s ability to compete and achieve greatness,” the Miss Universe winner told reporters at New York Fashion Week.
Age is not a barrier to a woman’s ability to compete and achieve greatness,” says R’Bonney Gabriel, as she announced eliminating its upper age limit, which had previously been set at 28.
The rule change represents a commitment to diversity and sets a new benchmark for pageants around the world in 2024.
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