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The comic-book movie world finally found its Wonder Woman! Warner Bros. confirmed “Fast & Furious” star Gal Gadot will take on the iconic DC Comics role in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel. Additionally, Gal is Miss Universe Israel 2004! You go girl.
Life is moving very fast these days for 25-year-old Gabriela Isler of Venezuela. Last month, during ceremonies in Moscow, Isler (a popular TV personality back home) was crowned Miss Universe – the seventh time a Venezuelan has taken that honor in the pageant’s 61-year history.
Dow: Living in New York City must be overwhelming if you’ve never been there before. How are you handling it so far?
Isler: It’s very overwhelming. There have been a lot of changes in my life this year. Not only becoming Miss Universe but also in my personal life. It’s a big change to move to the big city – the city that never sleeps. I have a new life – a new apartment – a new roommate. It’s a big experience.
Dow: You said that you have a roommate. Is that part of the rules of being Miss Universe? That someone must be there to watch over you?
Isler: I don’t know if it’s a rule, but I do have a roommate. It’s Miss USA, Erin Brady.
The 25-year-old beauty queen, who was crowned the 62nd Miss Universe in Russia on 9 November, was a stunner at the award gala as she walked the green carpet of the event.
Gabriela wore an all-sequined midnight blue coloured evening gown with a train. The “one-of-a-kind” gown created by designers, Antonio and Jesus Estrada, featured long v-neckline and slit on arms. The body-hugging gown perfectly silhouetted out her figure.
The newly crowned Miss Universe herself with a pair of large dangling chandelier earrings, a flashy stone-studded ring and sported a “bronzed look” by letting her bronze-coloured hair loose with soft colours.
At the Latin Grammy Awards, Gabriela also presented alongside musical artists Illya Kuriyaki and The Valderramas.
If you missed the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition on NBC, don’t worry! The full show will be rebroadcast on E! on Saturday 11/16 at 6pm ET. Don’t miss it.
In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The 62nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition was broadcast on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.
Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler is the 7th young woman to take home the Miss Universe crown from Venezuela. The 25 year-old college graduate with a marketing degree enjoys flamenco dancing and baking when she is not modeling. She is from the town of Maracay, Venezuela, right outside of Caracas, the country’s capital.
Thomas Roberts, anchor of (“MSNBC Live”) and Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B (“America’s Got Talent”), co-hosted the pageant. Jeannie Mai, recognized for her fashion segments on NBC’s “Today,” served as commentator.
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included: Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s front man and lead singer; Chef Nobu, acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants; Tara Lipinski, Gold medal figure skater and 2014 Winter Olympics figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics’ multi-platform coverage; Carol Alt, TV personality, star of Fox News Channel’s ‘A HEALTHY YOU AND CAROL ALT’, international supermodel, actress, author, entrepreneur and raw-food enthusiast; Anne V, supermodel, actress, philanthropist and mentor on Oxygen’s upcoming season of “The Face” with nine consecutive appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue; Farouk Shami, founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. makers of CHI and presenting hair care sponsor of the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition; Italo Fontana, pioneering designer of U-BOAT Watches; and Philip Kirkorov, iconic Russian pop-star.
In addition to his judging duties, Steven Tyler took the stage for a special performance. Tyler and the celebrity judges joined an exciting broadcast that included performances by Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN.
Throughout the MISS UNIVERSE Competition, contestants representing 86 countries competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concluded with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo crowning her successor.
First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez will assume the duties of
Miss Universe 2013 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Ecuador, Constanza Baez.
Rest of Top Five: Miss Universe Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira; and Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida.
Rest of Top Ten: Miss Universe Great Britain, Amy Willerton; Miss Universe India, Manasi Moghe; Miss Universe USA, Erin Brady; Miss Universe Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko; and Miss Universe Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes.
Rest of Top Sixteen:
Miss Universe Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados; Miss Universe China, Jin Ye; Miss Universe Indonesia, Whulandary; Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Monic Perez; Miss Universe Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolivar; and Miss Universe Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht.
Miss Photogenic Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Poland, Paulina Krupinska. An expert panel chose the delegate they thought best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus.
Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award: Miss Universe China, Jin Ye. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus.