Miss Universe 2013: Gabriela Isler of Venezuela is Crowned (Video)

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 10:15 AM

By Alexandra Ward

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Gabriela Isler of Venezuela took the Miss Universe 2013 crown Saturday, beating out 85 other contestants from around the world.

An estimated 1 billion people from 190 countries tuned in to see Isler, a 25-year-old anchor with Venezuela's Venevision TV channel, take the top spot from the reigning Miss Universe 2012, American Olivia Culpo. The pageant was held at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Isler, who is now Venezuela's third Miss Universe winner in six years, dazzled in a silver, long-sleeved evening gown and red swimsuit.



"I have a lot of emotions. I can't describe all the things that I feel at this moment because I'm shaking," the beauty queen, whose full name is Maria Gabriela de Jesus Isler Morales, told reporters after being crowned. "I'm still in shock. I feel so blessed, so happy to be here."

Celebrity judges included chef Nobu Matsuhisa, gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski, and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts and former Spice Girl and "America's Got Talent" judge Melanie Brown co-hosted the pageant, which is owned by real estate tycoon Donald Trump.

Bravo's Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, was originally scheduled to co-host the Miss Universe telecast, according to the Los Angeles Times, but he backed out citing Russia's law banning "homosexual propaganda."  

He was replaced with Roberts, who is also gay but didn’t seem to have a problem being in Russia.

"I certainly think that discriminatory laws are just that, discriminatory and they marginalize the LGBT community," Roberts told Agence France-Presse on the red carpet. "I empathize with the LGBT people here."




Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved