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Miss Venezuela Wins Miss Universe 2013

Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 on Saturday beating 86 other contestants at a glittering ceremony in Moscow.

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo from USA passed on her over the $120,000 Diamond Nexus crown to Isler, 25.

Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez is the first runner-up and Miss Ecuador Constanza Baez is the second runner-up.

The finalists also included national beauty queens from Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, Britain, Indonesia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States, Nicaragua, Switzerland, India, Brazil and the Philippines.

The Miss Universe pageant, acquired by U.S. property magnate Donald Trump in 1996, was held in Russia for the first time in the pageant's 62-year history.

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