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Monday, November 11, 2013

Venezuela's Gabriela Isler Named Miss Universe 2013 In Chilly Russia


Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2013 by outgoing Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of USA


Miss Universe 2013 Top 5 just moments before the announcement of the winner

Moscow, Russia - We should overcome our fears in order for us to be stronger said Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler before being named as Miss Universe 2013 held at the posh Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia Sunday, November 10. In a show dedicated to the super typhoon Yolanda (HAIYAN: International Name) affected countries of the Philippines and Vietnam, Gabriela Isler bested 85 other equally stunning contestants to win the Diamond Nexus crown and wear the million dollar Yamamay swim wear for a photo shoot.  Isler win gives Venezuela its seventh Miss Universe title it last won in 2009 making this Latin American country the second most number of Miss Universe win after the United States. The 25 year-old Maracay native is a businesswoman and works for Venevision, a television network in Venezuela. 1st runner-up went to Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, 2nd runner-up is Ecuador, Constanza Baes, 3rd runner-up went to Philippines, Ariella Arida and 4th runner-up went to Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira. The celebrity panel of judges was headed by Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler. Best in National Costume award goes to Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolivar who won $5000 worth of credits from a Russian bank, Most Photogenic went to Poland, Paulina Krupinska and Congeniality, Kim Ye Jin. Most Photogenic and Congeniality winners each receive $1,000 and special prizes from Diamond Nexus. Here is the official result: 

Miss UNIVERSE 2013 – Gabriela Isler – Venezuela

1st runner-up  - Patricia Yurena Rodriguez – Spain

2nd runner-up  – Constanza Baez – Ecuador

3rd runner-up  – Ariella Arida – Philippines

4th runner-up  – Jakelyne Oliveira – Brazil

Top 10 Semifinalist

Dominican Republic - Yaritza Reyes 

Great Britain - Amy Willerton

India -  Manasi Moghi

Ukraine -  Olga Storozhenko

U.S.A. -  Erin Brady

Top 16 Quarter-finalist

China - Jin YE

Costa Rica - Fabiana Granados 

Indonesia - Whulandary Herman 

Nicaragua - Nastassja Bolívar 

Puerto Rico - Monic Pérez 

Switzerland - Dominique Rinderknecht

Special Awards:

Congeniality – Jin Ye, China

Photogenic – Paulina Krupinska, Poland

National Costume - Nastassja Bolivar, Nicaragua

Steven Tyler - Aerosmith’s front man and lead singer

Chef Nobu - Acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants

Tara Lipinski - Gold medal figure skater and 2014 Winter Olympics figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics’ multi-platform coverage

Carol Alt - TV personality, star of Fox News Channel’s ‘A HEALTHY YOU AND CAROL ALT’, international supermodel, actress, author, entrepreneur and raw-food enthusiast

Anne V - Supermodel, actress, philanthropist and mentor on Oxygen’s upcoming season of “The Face” with nine consecutive appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Farouk Shami - Founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. makers of CHI and presenting hair care sponsor of the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition

Italo Fontana - Pioneering designer of U-BOAT Watches

Philip Kirkorov -  iconic Russian pop-star 


Thomas Roberts – host of MSNBC Live

Melanie Brown – former Spice Girls Member, host, America's Got Talent


Panic! At The Disco

Steven Tyler 

Color Commentator:

Jeannie Mai – Style Network’s  “How Do I Look?”

Web Events:

Janine Tugonon - Miss Universe 2012 1st runner up

Congratulations to Ariella Arida for being named 3rd runner up! Your win brings hope and light to your country deeply affected by the typhoon and other calamities and may you recover at the soonest possible time and also to the new Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela!  

Photo Sources:

REUTERS / Maxim  Shemetov