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In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The 62nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition was broadcast on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.
Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler is the 7th young woman to take home the Miss Universe crown from Venezuela. The 25 year-old college graduate with a marketing degree enjoys flamenco dancing and baking when she is not modeling. She is from the town of Maracay, Venezuela, right outside of Caracas, the country’s capital.
Thomas Roberts, anchor of (“MSNBC Live”) and Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B (“America’s Got Talent”), co-hosted the pageant. Jeannie Mai, recognized for her fashion segments on NBC’s “Today,” served as commentator.
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included: 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; and Philip Kirkorov, iconic Russian pop-star.
In addition to his judging duties, Steven Tyler took the stage for a special performance. Tyler and the celebrity judges joined an exciting broadcast that included performances by Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN.
Throughout the MISS UNIVERSE Competition, contestants representing 86 countries competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concluded with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo crowning her successor.
First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez will assume the duties of
Miss Universe 2013 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Ecuador, Constanza Baez.
Rest of Top Five: Miss Universe Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira; and Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida.
Rest of Top Ten: Miss Universe Great Britain, Amy Willerton; Miss Universe India, Manasi Moghe; Miss Universe USA, Erin Brady; Miss Universe Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko; and Miss Universe Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes.
Rest of Top Sixteen:
Miss Universe Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados; Miss Universe China, Jin Ye; Miss Universe Indonesia, Whulandary; Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Monic Perez; Miss Universe Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolivar; and Miss Universe Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht.
Miss Photogenic Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Poland, Paulina Krupinska. An expert panel chose the delegate they thought best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus.
Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award: Miss Universe China, Jin Ye. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus.
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In this exclusive video, see what happens at a training session with Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Erin Brady, and their personal trainer as they prepare for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. Be sure to tune into NBC on November 9 at 9 p.m. EST to watch!
Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit for Miss Universe to be Unveiled during 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition
NEW YORK, NY – November 6, 2013 – Italian swimwear and lingerie brand Yamamay will unveil their official MISSUNIVERSE collection, YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE, during the worldwide MISS UNIVERSE telecast, by unveiling a one-of-a-kind emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit valued at one million dollars. The spectacular swimsuit has traveled from Milan, Italy to Moscow, Russia (with armed guard) just in time for this global event, which will take place at Crocus City Hall November 9th at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
The Miss Universe contestants’ swimsuit styles have evolved over the show’s rich 62-year history, but the pageant’s celebration of confidence and beauty has always remained the same. The new YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE collections will honour the glamorous styles that have been worn by elegant women from around the word. The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® swimsuit competition will feature the new collection, captivating a viewing audience from around the globe when the million dollar suit takes center stage. The debut of the YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE swimsuits, which will be available in select stores and online this December and around the world beginning in January 2014, kicks-off the partnership between Yamamay and the Miss Universe Organization.
The MISS UNIVERSE® 2013 titleholder will be awarded the unique opportunity to model the YAMAMAY MILLION DOLLAR SWIMSUIT FOR MISS UNIVERSE the day after she is crowned at her first official photo shoot and in front of the MISS UNIVERSE international press corps, during a press conference at the Crowne Plaza World Trade Centre in Moscow. Miss Universe 2013 will also be featured in the international advertising campaign for the YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE collection, including its two new lines called TIMELESS and SPARKLING; which are inspired by movie stars from the 1950’s and a revised glam punk style.
During the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition, Nastassja Bolivar – Miss Universe Nicaragua took home the prize for the best National Costume and a credit of $5,000 USD from Russian Standard Bank. The National Costume show was held on Sunday, November 3 at Vegas Mall in Moscow Russia. Congrats!