Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler Crowned Miss Universe
Gabriela Isler, the 25-year-old from Venezuela, was named the new Miss Universe on Saturday at the pageant in Moscow.
At the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, Isler finished ahead of runner up Patricia Rodrigues of Spain. Isler received the crown from the 2012 winner, Olivia Culpo, who had represented the United States. Contestants from Venezuela have won three of the last six Miss Universe competitions.
Isler, who was born in Maracay, danced the flamenco for her talent. In the interview portion of the pageant, Isler fielded a question from Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman asked the eventual winner “What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?” She replied:
"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."
The annual beauty pageant was hosted by Thomas Roberts and former “scary spice” of the Spice Girls Mel B. Tara Lipinski, Anne V, Philiph Kirov, Carol Alt, Farouk Shami and Tyler served as the judges.
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