News Americas, MOSCOW, Russia, Sun. Nov. 10, 2013: Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler preformed her first duty as the new Miss Universe Sunday by posing in a ruby and diamond bejeweled swimsuit worth an estimated $1 million.

She is the 7th young woman to take home the Miss Universe crown from Venezuela, winning the crown Saturday night at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. Isler has 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.

The 25-year-old is a TV Anchor in her homeland and beat out contestants from 85 other countries at the 62nd annual competition to nab the crown for the South American nation.

Soon after her win, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted his congratulations, calling her victory a “triumph.”

Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, crowned Isler at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast, viewed by an estimated 1 billion people from 190 countries.

The 25-year-old, 5-foot, 10-inch beauty was selected by a panel of eight judges including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who pulled double duty with a performance during the show.

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.


Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Ecuador, Constanza Baez.

Rest of Top Five: Miss Universe Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira; and Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida.

The Miss Photogenic Universe Award went to Miss Universe Poland, Paulina Krupinska. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus.

The Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award went to Miss Universe China, Jin Ye. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus.

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