Miss Universe 2013 Crowned But She Wasn't the Fan Favorite (SPOILER ALERT)

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Gabriella Isler Miss VenezuelaEven though the Miss Universe pageant doesn't air here in the United States until 9 p.m. EST on NBC, we have the inside scoop on the lucky lady to take home the title of Miss Universe 2013. The big winner? (Spoiler alert!) 25-year-old Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler. However going into the evening of competition, which took place in Moscow, Miss Philippines Ariella Arida was the clear fan favorite out of the 86 hopefuls.

Despite Super Typhoon Haiyan, Arida stuck out the competition and urged everyone to stay strong saying that the "Filipino spirit is waterproof." But her positive attitude and beautiful looks landed her as the third runner up.

But back to our winner Gabriela. Sure, Isler is drop-dead gorgeous. A model with a degree in management and marketing, she gets brownie points in my book for confessing that she believes "motherhood is the toughest job on earth." But her answer during the question and answer round is what definitely sealed the title for her.

Gabriela's question: "What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?"

Gabriela's answer: "We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger. As soon as we overcome our fears we can face any challenge."

A little broad? Eh, sure. However -- the beauty queen has a point: facing your fears head on is the only way to overcome them. I appreciate her optimism and am hopeful that she'll carry this promising attitude throughout her reign as Miss Universe.

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. to watch Gabriela's journey to the crown!

Are you planning on watching the Miss Universe pageant tonight?

 

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PRIMA487 PRIMA487

I haven't watched one of these shows since I was about 14. But isn't she a little bit old for this?

2baby... 2babymomma

Ugh Thanks for ruining it

Taisie Taisie

I know, they could have put the name after the jump, so those who wanted to watch without knowing could have!

Lukas Herval

Congrats to Maria Gabriela and to Venezuela, sorry to her male fans, Gabby has a boyfriend, check him out here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/alberto-figueroa-is-miss-universe-2013-maria-gabriela-islers-boyfriend/

nonmember avatar Lindsey cole

Since when is 25 old??? Stupid thing to say.

nonmember avatar Roro

@PRIMA487 This is a beauty pageant, not the modelling world (although it has some of its elements). In modelling 25yrs old and over is considered "old" to be starting out, but in pageantry, not at all.

Todd Vrancic

In the title, they included the words "spoiler alert."  Did you think they were kidding?

nonmember avatar ilka

Congrats to Miss Venezuela, Saturday was your lucky day cause in my opinion there were better candidates than you. The question was hideous for this type of contest and you gave the only answer for it. Even my 13 year old will say same thing.. Truth is, there were 5 contestants with 4 good hard questions. So disappoint that miss universe coordinators didn't check the level of questions before they make full of themselves.This is not American Idol, you know!!!

nonmember avatar ilka

Congrats to Miss Venezuela, Saturday was your lucky day cause in my opinion there were better candidates than you. The question was hideous for this type of contest and you gave the only answer for it. Even my 13 year old will say same thing.. Truth is, there were 5 contestants with 4 good hard questions. So disappoint that miss universe coordinators didn't check the level of questions before they make full of themselves.This is not American Idol, you know!!!

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