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.

Felicitaciones a María Gabriela Isler por su triunfo,que es el triunfo de Venezuela¡¡Que dios la bendiga siempre!!! pic.twitter.com/OTNwOh8BMy


- AP