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New Miss Universe models million-dollar swimsuit

AFP | November 11, 2013, 09.11 am IST
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, presents the Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit for Miss Universe after the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit is valued at
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, presents the Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit for Miss Universe after the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit is valued at one million dollars.
 
Moscow, Nov 10: Newly crowned Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, took up her duties in Moscow, twirling in a jewel-studded swimming costume valued at $ 1 million.
 
Isler, 25, spoke to reporters a day after winning the title at a glitzy ceremony at a Moscow concert hall, saying she had stayed up all night talking to friends and family on the phone.
 
"I feel very happy to share my first day as Miss Universe. I'm a simple girl. I am just come to have fun, to enjoy the moment -- and here I am," Isler said.
 
She said she felt honoured at becoming the seventh Venezuelan Miss Universe, triumphing over 85 other women at the first competition held in Russia in its 61-year history.
 
Isler wowed the judges including Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler with her appearances in a bikini and sparkly silver evening dress.
 
She then won the final interview round by saying in response to a question about her greatest fear, "We should overcome all our fears and this in turn will make us much stronger."
 
As the new face of an Italian lingerie company, she posed in a Moscow hotel in a white cut-away swimming costume featuring an emerald pendant and swirls of diamonds and rubies, with a fur boa wrapped around the hips.
 
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, presents the Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit for Miss Universe after the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit is valued at one million dollars.
 
"It's very simple but very elegant, so it's like me," she said.
 
The organisers of Miss Universe said the costume was sewn with 900 stones and is worth USD 1 million.
 
"We do have armed guards, so don't get any ideas," quipped the president of the Miss Universe organisation, Paula Shugart.
 
The organisers did not make clear whether the swimsuit was for sale. Isler said she did not know what would happen to it next, but she would like to keep it.
 
"I'm still asking: where are those guards, because I'll run with it," Isler joked, although her towering heels would have hindered an escape attempt from the hotel's 20th floor. 
 
The Miss Universe competition, which began in the United States as a promotional campaign for swimwear, includes several rounds in which the contestants are judged based on their appearance in bikinis and one-piece swimsuits.

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Madan Menon Thottasseri's picture
by Madan Menon Tho... (not verified) on
Beauty contests are for propagating cosmetic, Jewellery and apparel brands. Of course certain doctrines of beauty for apparel, ornaments etc. and the body curves of women are universal though there exists slight variations in the exhibition of women in India, South East Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America or South America. Now all these perceptions mixed together are globally accepted. Thus Indian women have no hassles to show them in bikini while many years’ back they had constraints to show even the stomach or thighs! Our people have complaints to recognize such a beauty that is globally honoured as most beautiful. Despite this gracious attitude, mentally they nurse and adore the beauty concepts of our gone century….. the girl with long eyes, long hair, lovely but pious and celestial smile etc … Yes our beauty concepts can never be invaded and tarnished by any beauty contests…. WE are different… our predestined parameters of beauty is totally variant from that of European, American, Latin-American, African and Australian styles, the mixture of which were followed to practiced to judge in the beauty pageants held under different banners…. Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, who took up her duties in Moscow and twisting in a jewel-studded swimming costume valued at $ 1 million is sexually alluring…. but has nothing special and lack enough sultriness to instantly arouse! Swimsuits are for what?
Madan Menon Thottasseri's picture
by Madan Menon Tho... (not verified) on
Beauty contests are for propagating cosmetic, Jewellery and apparel brands. Of course certain doctrines of beauty for apparel, ornaments etc. and the body curves of women are universal though there exists slight variations in the exhibition of women in India, South East Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America or South America. Now all these perceptions mixed together are globally accepted. Thus Indian women have no hassles to show them in bikini while many years’ back they had constraints to show even the stomach or thighs! Our people have complaints to recognize such a beauty that is globally honoured as most beautiful. Despite this gracious attitude, mentally they nurse and adore the beauty concepts of our gone century….. the girl with long eyes, long hair, lovely but pious and celestial smile etc … Yes our beauty concepts can never be invaded and tarnished by any beauty contests…. WE are different… our predestined parameters of beauty is totally variant from that of European, American, Latin-American, African and Australian styles, the mixture of which were followed to practiced to judge in the beauty pageants held under different banners…. Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, who took up her duties in Moscow and twisting in a jewel-studded swimming costume valued at $ 1 million is sexually alluring…. but has nothing special and lack enough sultriness to instantly arouse! Swimsuits are for what?

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