Miss Universe 2013 was crowned Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler. Mrs. Isler,whose full name is Maria Gabriela de Jesus Isler Morales, bested 86 contestants to win the diamond crown.
Isler brings home the seventh Miss Universe crown for the country. Venezuela has won several pageants including six Miss Universe crowns, six Miss World crowns, six Miss International crowns and one Miss Earth crown.
The coveted Diamond Nexus crown was handed over to her by last year’s title holder, Olivia Culpo of USA. For the next year she will travel around the world, representing the Miss Universe Organisation and a charity of her choice.
The gorgeous 25-year-old from Venezuela certainly grabbed the judges and audience’s attention with her magnetic, stunning looks throughout the night. She stole the show in a stunning dress during the evening wear segment of the contest. During the evening gown segment, Gabriela was the first to rock a long-sleeved gown. She even co-designed the flawless silver gown.
During the interview question, she was asked about her biggest fear and how she plans to overcome it.
“Fear is not negative. We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger. As soon as we overcome our fears we can face any challenge,” she replied.
This 25-year-old beauty says her greatest role model is her mother because despite the diversity she and her family faced growing up, her mother stayed strong and taught her that there was always a way to make ends meet.
Gabriela Isler, who stands 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in), competed as Miss Guarico, one of 24 finalists in her country’s national beauty pageant Miss Venezuela 2012, held on August 30, 2012 in Caracas. She won the Miss Elegance Award and became the ninth Miss Venezuela winner from Guarico, gaining the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 2013.
Gabriela Isler is a trained flamenco dancer and she started taking lessons from when she was a child. She currently works as a talent on the Venevision TV Network. She was often hailed as the most beautiful contestant in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
On Sunday she will take part in a photo shoot posing in a $1 million bejeweled swimsuit. “That swimsuit travels with an armed security guard 24/7,” said co-host Thomas Roberts.
The judges for the spectacular finale were Chef Nobu; gold medalist skater Tara Lipinski; television personality Carol Alt; supermodel turned actress and author, Anne V; one of the pageant’s sponsorers, Farouk Shami; Italo Fontana, pioneering designer of U-BOAT Watches; the iconic russian pop-star, Philip Kirkorov and last but not the least, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s front man and lead singer.
Narrowed down from top 16, the top 10 comprised India, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Ukraine, USA, Brazil, Great Britain, Philippines and Spain.The 16 semi finalists included Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, Ecuador, Great Britain, Indonesia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA,Nicaragua, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Philippines. Top 5 finalists included Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, Philippines, Venezuela.
There was also stunning musical performance by Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN, reports the IBT.