The competition among the most beautiful ladies of the universe began with an evening of extravagant entertainment when Gabriela Isler from Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2013 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. While Patricia Yurena Rodriguez from Spain finished as the first runner-up, Constanza Baez from Equador was the second runner up.
Gabriela Isler, who stands 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in), competed as Miss Guarico, one of 24 finalists in her country’s national beauty pageant Miss Venezuela 2012, held on August 30, 2012 in Caracas. She won the Miss Elegance Award and became the ninth Miss Venezuela winner from Guarico, gaining the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 2013.
Narrowed down from top 16, the top 10 comprised India, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Ukraine, USA, Brazil, Great Britain, Philippines and Spain.The 16 semi finalists included Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, Ecuador, Great Britain, Indonesia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA,Nicaragua, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Philippines. Top 5 finalists included Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, Philippines, Venezuela.
The evening took off with a grand performance by International recording artist Emin, in between which the girls from 86 countries. Miss Universe is the oldest International beauty pageant. The list of winners is as follows..
MISS UNIVERSE 2013 is Gabriela Isler from Venezuela
1st RUNNER UP MISS UNIVERSE 2013 Patricia Yurena Rodriguez from Spain
2nd RUNNER UP MISS UNIVERSE 2013 Constanza Baez from Ecuador
3rd RUNNER UP MISS UNIVERSE 2013 Ariella Arida from Philippines.
4th RUNNER UP MISS UNIVERSE 2013 Jakelyne Oliveira from Brazil.