Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Venezuela takes the Universe!

25-year old Maria Gabriela Isler covets Venezuela's 7th Miss Universe crown at Crocus City Hall in Moscow Oblast, Russia on November 9th that was witnessed by 100+ countries in the world. Gabriela Isler was one of the early favorites since the competition didn't kick off in Russia and was hosted by NBC anchor Thomas Roberts and Spice Girls member Mel B.

1st Runner Up is Spain's Patricia Rodriguez, Constanza Baez brought Ecuador's first top 5 placement and finished 2nd Runner Up, 3rd Runner Up is Philippines' Ariella Arida and the 4th Runner Up is Brazil's Jakelyne Oliveira. Brazil and Philippines made Top 5 last year and in 2011.

Completing the Top 10: Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic), Amy Willerton (Great Britain), who brought Great Britain's first placement since England, Scotland and Wales competed as one in 1990, Manasi Moghe (India), Olga Storozhenko (Ukraine), and Erin Brady (USA). Completing the Top 16: Jin Ye (China), Fabiana Granados (Costa Rica), Whulandary Herman (Indonesia), Nastassja Bolívar (Nicaragua), Monic Pérez (Puerto Rico) and Dominique Rinderknecht (Switzerland). 

The top 16 competed in Swimsuit on the music of Panic! At the Disco's Miss Jackson and I Write Sins Not Tragedies. The top 10 competed in Evening gowns on the music of Emin's Amor and In Another Life. The Top 5 were then announced and competed on the Final question.

Paulina Krupinska (Poland) was Miss Photogenic and Ye Jin (China) was Miss Congeniality. The awards weren't presented at the show to give the airtime to Steven Tyler's special performance and who also seated as one of the judges. Ariella Arida (Philippines) was the fan vote winner.