Sunday, November 10, 2013

Miss Universe 2013 is Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, Philippines’ Ariella Arida is 3rd runner-up

Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler was named Miss Universe 2013 during the coronation night held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia on November 9 (Nov. 10, Manila time).

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler

Gabriela, 25, bested 85 other beautiful contestants from around the world.

Official Results:

Miss Universe 2013 - Venezuela, Gabriela Isler

1st runner-up - Spain, Yurena Rodriguez
2nd runner-up - Ecuador, Constanza Baez
3rd runner-up - Philippines, Ariella Arida
4th runner-up - Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira

The ceremony was hosted by MSNBC Live’s Thomas Roberts and America’s Got Talent’s Melanie Brown. Jeannie Mai was also present as a backstage correspondent.

Judges included Chef Nobu, Tara Lipinski, Italo Fontana, Anne V, Philip Kirkorov, Carol Alt, Farouk Shami and Steven Tyler, who also performed towards the end of the show. Other performers were Panic! At The Disco and Russian singer Emin.

Miss Philippines Ariella Arida, who placed 3rd runner-up, did well. Her answer to the final question was very much applauded and Pinoy netizens on Twitter agreed that she answered it as it should be.

Ara picked judge Tara Lipinski who asked her about what can be done about lack of jobs for young people starting their careers around the world. She answered that we should invest in education which is also her primary advocacy. “Education is a primary source and ticket for better future,” she said.

Ara, who was the winner of the fan votes at the Miss Universe website, is also the lone contestant to answer in English.

Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler was asked by judge Steven Tyler about her greatest fear and how she overcame it. She answered about the importance of overcoming one’s fears because it will make one a stronger person to face the challenges of life.

Meanwhile, here’s the list of the Top 10 and Top 16 contestants.

Top 10 (as announced):

1. Spain, Yurena Rodriguez
2. Philippines, Ariella Arida
3. Great Britain, Amy Willerton
4. India, Manasi Moghe
5. Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira
6. USA, Erin Brady
7. Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko
8. Ecuador, Constanza Baez
9. Venezuela, Gabriela Isler
10. Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes

Top 16 (as announced):

1. Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados
2. Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko
3. China, Jin Ye
4. Ecuador, Constanza Baez
5. Great Britain, Amy Willerton
6. Indonesia, Whulandary
7. Venezuela, Gabriela Isler
8. Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes
9. Puerto Rico, Monic Perez
10. Spain, Yurena Rodriguez
11. USA, Erin Brady
12. Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolivar
13. Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht
14. India, Manasi Moghe
15. Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira
16. Philippines, Ariella Arida

Special Award:

Best in National Costume - Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar

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