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Miss Venezuela Universe 2013: Miss Guarico Gabriela Isler

Miss Guarico,Gabriela Isler, was crowned Miss Venezuela Universe 2013 on August 30 at the Tamanaco Intercontinental Hotel in Caracas in 60th edition of the Miss Venezuela pageant. The 24-years-old Miss Guarico is from from the city of Maracay, Aragua. She is 1.79 m-tall.

The second place was won by Ellen Herrera, Miss Aragua, who won the title of Miss Venezuela International 2013. She is 21 years old and 1.84 m-tall.

The third place was won by Alyz Henriyh, Miss Falcon, and declared as Miss Earth Venezuela 2013.

The fourth and fifth place was won by Miss Tachira, Ivana Vale, and iss Yaracy, Maria Julia Alvarez, respectively.

The first runner-up who is supposed to go for Miss World was not crowned during the pageant. A separate selectio is planned to choose Miss Venezuela World 2013.

Miss Venezuela Universe 2013 Photo Gallery

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The history of Miss Universe contest

Miss Universe logo

Miss Universe is an international beauty contest of an annual type. It started out as a local “bathing beauty” competition in California in 1952. It was founded by the company Pacific Mills to sell their Catalina swimwear brand. Then it slowly grew into a bigger pageant and became part first of Kayser-Roth (an intimate apparel and hosiery manufacturer) and then of Gulf and Western Industries (an American conglomerate). After which the rights to the contest were acquired by Donald Trump in 1966. In 1988 Miss Universe Inc. became Miss Universe Organization. Its headquarters were moved from Los Angeles to New York. Trump then decided to further the revitalization of the beauty pageant and appointed a new CEO-Molly Miles and a new president –Maureen Reidy. “Redefined for today’ was the new slogan of the contest with which the pageants were promoted.

The first airing of the pageant on television was in 1955. CBS started broadcasting it from 1960 and in 2003 NBC took over the TV rights. Starting 2012 Xbox Live will also be streaming the pageants, online.

Nowadays the Miss Universe Organization is a partnership between Donald Trump and NBC which sells TV rights in other countries and produces two more pageants- Miss USA(where the winner represents the United States in Miss Universe) and Miss Teen USA.

The Miss Universe pageant is held over a two week period in May and July and according to the organizers it’s more than a beauty pageant. Women who aim for the crown must be intelligent, cultured and well-mannered. Having good answers to the questions is very important (although this part is nowadays of less importance than it was back in the twentieth century). The swimsuit and evening gown competitions are especially important.
The competitors are ranked by votes from the judges and the one with the most votes wins, if there is a tie the girl with the higher semifinal score wins.

The current Miss Universe is Leila Lopes from Angola, Africa.

Leila Lopes: Miss Universe 2011

Question answer round – Miss Universe 2011

Miss universe: Miss Angola,
Question by Lea Salonga: If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would it be and why?

Miss Angola: Thank God I’m very well satisfied with the way that God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing. I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty, I have my principles, I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I plan to follow these through the rest of my life and now I want to give all of you a piece of advice: Respect one another.

Miss Universe 2011 - Leila Lopes

First Runner-up: Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko
Question by Amelia Vega: If you could trade lives with anyone in history, who whould it be and why?

Miss Ukraine: I simply live my life and I’m very satisfied with it. But if I did have the chance to trade positions with someone I think I would choose Cleopatra. I think she is a very powerful and strong woman who is very much worthy of respect. And I think a woman could also be a leader like Cleopatra.

Miss Ukraine 2011, Olesia Stefanko

Second Runner-up: Miss Brazil, Priscila Machado
Question by Helio Castroneves: What would you do to avoid fighting a war that you did not agree with it?

Miss Brazil: First of all I would explain to people that the premiere quality of human being is respect. And more war is not based on respect. It’s always based on misunderstanding, it’s always based on a lack of education. So I would tell this person that we should respect each other as human beings.

Miss Brazil 2011, Priscila Machado

Second Runner-up: Miss Philippines  Shamcey Supsup
Question by Vivica Fox: Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person you love? Why and why not?

Miss Philippines: If I had to change my religious beliefs, I will not marry the person that I love because the first person that I love is God, who created me. And I have my faith, my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too.

Miss Philippines 2011, Shamcey Supsup

Third Runner-up: Miss China 
Question by Isabeli Fontana: Nude beaches are common in some parts of the world. Is public nudity appropriate or inappropriate and why?

Miss China: Every country has its rules and regulations and every country has their own habbits as well. We should respect them and be more understanding.

Miss China 2011, ZiLin Luo