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Miss Universe 2013

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Miss Universe
Date of Event: 9 Nov 2013 - 9 Nov 2013
17 Contestants
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The Top 5 finalists at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant were:
Miss Universe 2013, Venezula, Gabriela Isler
First Runner-up: Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodríguez
Second Runner-up: Ecuador, Constanza Báez
Third Runner-up Philippines, Ariella Arida
Fourth Runner-up: Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira

The Top 10 finalists at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant were:
Dominican Republic, Yaritza Reyes
Great Britain, Amy Willerton
India, TManasi Moghe
Ukraine, Olga Storozhenko
United States,Erin Brady

The Top 16 finalists at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant were:
Chin, Jin Ye
Costa Rica, Fabiana Granados
Indonesia, Whulandary Herman
Nicaragua, Nastassja Bolívar
Puerto Rico, Monic Pérez
Switzerland, Dominique Rinderknecht

Pageant Hosts:

  • Thomas Roberts

  • Mel B

  • Jeannie Mai

Preliminary Judges:

  • Irina Agalarova – Russian fashion icon

  • Corinne Nicolas – modeling industry veteran

  • David Perozzi – Emmy-nominated producer and journalist.

  • Dibas Khaniya –International Award 2012 winner in IT, President of Friends Initiative

  • Alicia Quarles – New York-based correspondent for E! News

  • Gabriel Rivera-Barraza – fashion publicist and philanthropist

  • Jose Sariego – Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Telemundo Media

  • Elena Semikina – Miss Universe Canada 2010

Final Telecast Judges:

  • Carol Alt – American model and actress, host of Fox News program

  • Italo Fontana – Italian watchmaker, founder of U-Boat Watches

  • Philipp Kirkorov – Russian pop singer

  • Tara Lipinski – retired American figure skater, Olympic gold medalist

  • Chef Nobu Matsuhisa – Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur

  • Farouk Shami – Palestinian-American businessman, founder of professional hair care products company Farouk Systems

  • Steven Tyler – lead vocalist of Aerosmith, former American Idol judge

  • Anne Vyalitsyna – Russian model, coach for Oxygen reality show -The Face

Contestants will be judged in three separate categories; evening gown swimsuit, and a personality interview. There is no talent competition. (courtesy of www.missuniverse.com)

And the winner is. . . Venezuela! Congratulations to Gabriela Isler who won the coveted title of Miss Universe 2013. Isler beat out eighty-five other contestants from across the globe in Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia. This is the third time in just six years that Venezuela has walked away with the Universe crown.

The twenty-five-year-old’s winning answer to Judge Steven Tyler’s onstage question, “What is your biggest fear and how do you overcome it?” was, “For me while one may have a lot of fears but nonetheless this is nothing negative. I believe we should overcome all of our fears and this in turn would make us much stronger and mostly we can become stronger persons.  As soon as we overcome our fears and we are sure of ourselves then we can face any challenge.”  She certainly knew how to prepare for the onstage question.

On the Miss Universe website, you can read up on Miss Venezuela as I did and you will see that one of her fun facts was when she was seven years old, Gabriela had the habit of attending parties she wasn’t invited to, but ended up always making friends with the birthday boy or girl. It’s safe to say Isler made more than one friend tonight. Congratulations again to the beautiful new Miss Universe.

Miss Universe 2013 Onstage Question

Miss Venezuela Universe Question: "What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?"

Answer: "We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger. As we overcome our fears, we can face any challenge."

Miss Philippines Universe Question: "What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their careers around the world?"

Answer: "I do believe we should invest in education, and that is my primary advocacy, education is a primary source and a ticket for a better future."

Miss Universe Spain Question: "What is the most significant thing we can do to help elect women to political offices around the world?"

Answer: "In order to select a good woman, she must possess good qualities in order to do a good job—discipline, knows how to adapt, so she can fulfill her job."

Miss Brazil Universe Question: "What is your opinion of places that do not allow women to vote or drive cars?"

Answer: "Good evening everybody! In my opinion, we as women achieved our independence through time. Unfortunately, nowadays we still have problems with our independence. But we need to keep our open minds because nowadays we are homemakers, part of a workforce. In our country, our president is a woman. We are capable of everything."

Miss Ecuador Universe Question: "What would happen to the world if we could no longer use the internet?"

Answer: "Tech has disadvantages. We are no longer close with our families. We use the methodology of computers and internet for the positive. It is never too late too start."

How to compete in Miss Universe?

What are the phases of competition?

Evening Gown, Swimsuit/Fitness, Interview, Photogenic, Costume

Age range

18 - 28 years

Country where the pageant is held?

New Zealand, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua And Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas The, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia (Hrvatska), Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, External Territories of Australia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia The, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey and Alderney, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau S.A.R., Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Man (Isle of), Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands The, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory Occupied, Panama, Papua new Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Smaller Territories of the UK, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad And Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Wallis And Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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