Venezuelan gets a crown of Miss Universe in Moscow

11 November 2013 09:29
MOSCOW (QHA) - A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, Nov. 9 was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Judges, including rock star Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, picked the winner from a total of 86 contestants at the show, watched by millions of viewers around the world. Last year's winner Olivia Culpo of the United States placed a diamond crown on the head of Isler, who wore a silver rhine-stone studded evening dress. As reported, Isler's triumph was the seventh Miss Universe win for Venezuela, where beauty pageants are a source of national pride. "I'm still in shock. I feel so blessed, so happy to be here." "It's been a lot of fun and a great success," said Trump, estimating that the television audience was "way over a billion people." In the decisive interview round that concludes the competition, Tyler asked Isler, who won Miss Venezuela last year, what her greatest fear was. She did not give any details, but said: "I believe we should overcome all our fears and this in turn will make us stronger," speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. Note: The contest, whose slogan is "confidently beautiful," was first held in 1952 in Palm Beach in the United States. It still requires the women not to be married or pregnant. Complete with a swimsuit round, the contest remains hugely popular, particularly in Central and South America.