And your new Miss Universe is…
Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler. The 25-year-old beauty won the big crown at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall on Saturday night, taking the title from Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. Isler, who hails from Maracay, works on Venezuela’s Venevision television, a background that will suit her well for her year-long stint as Miss Universe.
But first up: posing in a $1 million bejeweled swimsuit, modeled on Saturday night by Culpo. “That swimsuit travels with an armed security guard 24/7,” said co-host Thomas Roberts, according to Yahoo. (Perhaps Gabriela can phone up Candice Swanepoel, wearer of the $10 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, for some tips?)
Before she gets into that swimsuit, Gabriela did a few turns in a long-sleeve evening gown, a silver creation with dotted and striped details that reminded us quite a bit of Jennifer Lopez’s stripey Zuhair Murad dress from the 2012 Oscars. It didn’t hurt that it matched the winner tiara perfectly — maybe that’s what Gabriela had in mind from the start?
Check out the gown, the crown and the big moment in the pics below.