Venezuelan Crowned Miss Universe 2013

TV host Gabriela Isler becomes seventh contest win for the nation

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Maria Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013, is crowned by Olivia Culpo at Miss Universe Pageant 2013 on November 9.

A Venezuelan television host beamed as she was crowned Miss Universe 2013 on Saturday, marking the seventh contest win for the South American country.

Gabriela Isler, whose full name is Maria Gabriela de Jesus Isler Morales, bested 86 contestants to win the diamond crown. Last year’s winner, American-born Olivia Culpo, crowned the 25-year-old, who is a TV host on Venezuela’s Venevision.

“I have a lot of emotions. I can’t describe all the things that I feel at this moment because I’m shaking,” she said.

Isler will now pose in a specially designed swimsuit worth $1 million on Sunday.