An evening of extravagant entertainment marked the crowning of Gabriela Isler from Venezuela as Miss Universe 2013 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The 25-year-old, a television presenter and accomplished flamenco dancer, was crowned after beating 85 contestants across the globe. Patricia Yurena Rodriguez from Spain finished as the first runner-up, while Constanza Baez from Ecuador was the second runner up. Manasi Moghe from India made it to the top 10 of Miss Universe 2013.
Narrowed down from top 16, the top 10 comprised India, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Ukraine, USA, Brazil, Great Britain, Philippines and Spain.The 16 semi finalists included Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, Ecuador, Great Britain, Indonesia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA,Nicaragua, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Philippines. Top five finalists included Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, Philippines, Venezuela. The evening took off with a grand performance by International recording artist Emin, in between which the girls from 86 countries were introduced.
No doubt, Ms Isler is a rare combination of beauty with brains!