Archive | November, 2013

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler attends the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

22 Nov

430695Miss Universe 2013, Maria Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, attended the 14th Latin Grammy Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 21 November.

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.

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Rebroadcast of Miss Universe on E!

14 Nov

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.

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Congratulations to Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013!

10 Nov

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.

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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.

Final Results:
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.

Crowning Moment Game Launches

7 Nov

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Work Out with Miss Universe 2012 and Miss USA 2013 – SHAPE Magazine

7 Nov

In this exclusive video, see what happens at a training session with Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Erin Brady, and their personal trainer as they prepare for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. Be sure to tune into NBC on November 9 at 9 p.m. EST to watch!

Click here to watch.

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Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit for Miss Universe to be Unveiled during 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition

6 Nov

NEW YORK, NY – November 6, 2013 – Italian swimwear and lingerie brand Yamamay will unveil their official MISSUNIVERSE collection, YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE, during the worldwide MISS UNIVERSE telecast, by unveiling a one-of-a-kind emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit valued at one million dollars. The spectacular swimsuit has traveled from Milan, Italy to Moscow, Russia (with armed guard) just in time for this global event, which will take place at Crocus City Hall November 9th at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Miss Universe contestants’ swimsuit styles have evolved over the show’s rich 62-year history, but the pageant’s celebration of confidence and beauty has always remained the same. The new YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE collections will honour the glamorous styles that have been worn by elegant women from around the word. The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® swimsuit competition will feature the new collection, captivating a viewing audience from around the globe when the million dollar suit takes center stage. The debut of the YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE swimsuits, which will be available in select stores and online this December and around the world beginning in January 2014, kicks-off the partnership between Yamamay and the Miss Universe Organization.

The MISS UNIVERSE® 2013 titleholder will be awarded the unique opportunity to model the YAMAMAY MILLION DOLLAR SWIMSUIT FOR MISS UNIVERSE the day after she is crowned at her first official photo shoot and in front of the MISS UNIVERSE international press corps, during a press conference at the Crowne Plaza World Trade Centre in Moscow. Miss Universe 2013 will also be featured in the international advertising campaign for the YAMAMAY FOR MISS UNIVERSE collection, including its two new lines called TIMELESS and SPARKLING; which are inspired by movie stars from the 1950’s and a revised glam punk style.

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Congratulations to Miss Universe Nicaragua for the Best National Costume Prize

6 Nov

During the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition, Nastassja Bolivar – Miss Universe Nicaragua took home the prize for the best National Costume and a credit of $5,000 USD from Russian Standard Bank. The National Costume show was held on Sunday, November 3 at Vegas Mall in Moscow Russia. Congrats!

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Miss the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Prelim Competition? Watch it here!

5 Nov

Miss the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition is now on YouTube. Click here to watch.Prelim Ad

You Be the Judge Application is Announced

4 Nov


New York, NY–November 4, 2013—Fans are encouraged to log onto during the 62nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® pageant to rate contestants in real time as part of the new interactive “You Be the Judge” application. Fans will be able to rate contestants on a 1-10 scale during the Swimsuit Competition, Evening Gown Competition and the Final Question. Once viewers lock in their scores, they will be able to compare their scores against other fans. Additionally, only with the “You Be the Judge” application, viewers will get an exclusive look at the official 2013 MISS UNIVERSE finals judges’ scores. Viewers will also have the opportunity to have their opinions on polling questions appear on screen throughout the telecast. The program, sponsored by High 5 Games, was created to make watching the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on November 9 at 9pm ET, an interactive experience. The application is for entertainment purposes only and the votes do not affect the actual results of the show.

A panel of 8 judges including Steven Tyler, Chef Nobu, Tara Lipinski, Carol Alt, Anne V, Farouk Shami, Italo Fontana, and Philip Kirkorov will be at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia judging contestants from 86 countries in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

Prior to the pageant, fans will also have the opportunity to vote their favorite contestants into the semifinals through the MISS UNIVERSE Fan Vote, also sponsored by High 5 Games. Voting will take place now through November 8 by logging on to or

On November 7th, “Crowning Moment” will debut exclusively on High 5 Casino at as the first slot game venture with the Miss Universe Organization. This Super Stacks game will feature real images and videos of the crowning moments from prior MISS UNIVERSE® Competitions, as well as a mystery symbol to represent the 2013 titleholder, which will be updated to include Miss Universe 2013 shortly after her crowning moment.


2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition Sponsor Release

2 Nov


New York, NY – November 2, 2013 – The Miss Universe Organization is proud to announce its sponsors and partners for the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition, set to air on NBC November 9th at 9 p.m. ET from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

Official Sponsors and Partners:
o CHI (Official Hair Care and Title Sponsor)
o Diamond Nexus (Official Jewelry Sponsor)
o Sherri Hill (Official Fashion Sponsor)
o Chinese Laundry (Official Footwear Sponsor)
o High 5 Games (Official Sponsor of 2013 Miss Universe Fan Vote)
o Yamamay (Official Swimwear Sponsor)
o IMAGE Skin Care (Official Skin Care Sponsor)
o OPI Products, Inc. (Official Nail Care Sponsor)
o New York Film Academy (Official Scholarship Sponsor)
o MONE (Official Partner)
o Mercedes-Benz Russia (Official Partner)
o Sberbank (Official Partner)
o Russian Standard (Official Partner)

The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition will showcase all of the spectacular things that the city of Moscow has to offer. The contestants will tour various sites and attend special events with transportation provided by Mercedes-Benz Russia while staying at Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Centre. The coveted crown that the 2013 Miss Universe contestants compete for is created by Diamond Nexus and will sit upon hair styled by Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI. IMAGE Skin Care has provided the contestants with a healthy skin care routine leading up to the competition and MONE will apply a picture perfect finish. Throughout the show, contestants will compete in Yamamay swimsuits and fashions provided by designer, Sherri Hill while walking the stage in Chinese Laundry Shoes. This polished look will be brought together with a fresh manicure using OPI nail products as one winner will wave to the crowd for the first time as Miss Universe 2013. Upon arriving to New York City, Miss Universe will receive full tuition to the New York Film Academy.

The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition will feature 86 contestants from around the world. They will be judged in three categories including swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast will conclude with one contestant ultimately being crowned Miss Universe 2013.

For the third year in a row, fans can vote online at or for their favorite contestant through the Miss Universe Fan Vote presented by High 5 Games through November 8.