Venezuelan beauty crowned Miss Universe (+pics)

Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler wins the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia.Photo / AP
Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler wins the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia.Photo / AP

A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe.

Gabriela Isler was crowned Saturday night in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow's outskirts.

Check out the pictures from the contest in the gallery below:

In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler's head as she was being crowned and she caught it laughing. Patricia Rodrigues of Spain was the runner-up.

The panel of judges was led by American rock musician Steven Tyler.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Isler on Twitter, calling her title a "triumph" for Venezuela, a country that has now won three of the last six Miss Universe pageants.


- AP

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