Thumbs Up: Maria Gabriela Isler "Miss Venezuela" and new "Miss Universe 2-13" gives the thumps-up after winning "Miss Universe 2013" beauty pageant--Crocus City Hall Moscow Russia
Last night a new "Miss Universe" was crowned. 25 year-old, 5' 10" tall Maria Gabriela Isler--of Venezuelan Spanish/Mestiza (mixed) and Swiss/German descent (her grandfather is from Switzerland and she holds dual Venezuelan and Swiss citizenship) beat out 85 other beauties from all over the world for the top crown. She was one of the favorites and yes, she was on my Top 15 Predictions List --I got TEN out of the actual Top 16--and I also predicted FIVE "extras"--take a look HERE.
Top Two Besos: (left to right) "Miss Venezuela" Gabriela Isler and "Miss Spain" Patricia Rodrguez--Miss Universe 2013 Crocus City Hall Moscow Russia
Gown Wrap-Up--Let's begin with the outgoing "Miss Universe 2012" Olivia Culpo, and what she wore:
pregnant (with her boyfriend Nick Jonas) and this Empire-cut gown isn't helping the rumors. This gown was also a mess. I get the whole "Empress Josephine/Napoleon" look but this wasn't grand, Couture-like or fabulous. It was dowdy and rather costume-y. The shoulder details/puffy sleeves were awkward to say the least. Not a cute "three-quarter shot". Oh well. She's beautiful and will so be a host on E! like tomorrow!
Here's a suggestion of what you should have worn:
NIKOLAKI by Nick Verreos & David Paul--Models in two of my NIKOLAKI gowns
A Favorite for the Crown to NOT make the Finals, "Miss Poland" Paulina Krupinska and the Evening Gown She Wore:
Neon Yellow Hi-Lo: "Miss Poland" Paulina Krupinksa
"Miss Poland" Paulina Krupinska, was on EVERYONE'S list to make the Top 15 and in fact win...but it wasn't so. None of that happened. She did look FABULOUS at the Tony Ward Couture runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia though. After seeing what she would have probably worn if she was chosen as one of the Semi-Finalists, I am happy that she listened to me (he he!) and didn't wear this cheap-looking "Prom & Pageant" dress:
"Miss Poland" Paulia Krupinska--"Miss Universe 2013" Preliminaries Evening Gown Competition
The Top Ten and Top Five "Miss Universe 2013" contestants in Evening Gown--"Miss Universe 2013" Crocus City Hall Moscow Russia
I want to begin with the WINNER--"Miss Venezuela" Maria Gabriela Isler:
her Miss Universe Website "Evening Gown Portrait"--a silver and nude sequined gown with sleeves by Alejandro Fajardo.
I suggested she have the Miss Universe Wardrobe Department create a center back slit in it but I guess she figured that there was no time for that and that she should just wear the gown she wore for the Website Portrait.
Here are My Miss Universe 2013 Live Telecast "Top Ten Evening Gown Review--from Bottom o he Best:
No. 7 "Miss Ecuador" Constanza Baez: Constanza wore a mint green gown featuring vertical sequins and feathers, a fitted bodice and side front slit (naturally!). It was a little Vegas Showgirl. While I liked the color, it was a little too predictable and too "pageant"-y. The big hair and those silver sequined platform heels did not help. But Felicitaciones to Constanza for being the first "Miss Ecuador" to get into the Top Five in the "Miss Universe" pageant! The gown, by the way was designed by Venezuelan designer Franco Montoro and...
It was similar to this gown (also by Montoro) worn at this year's "Miss Venezuela" by "Miss Apure 2013"(photo above)
when she wore it during the Preliminaries and I also liked it when she reached the Top Ten.
I predicted she would be the winner of the "Internet Fan Vote" and she was. But I feel that even without this, she still would have made it into the Top 15 easily. I liked her bright neon yellow/chartreuse gown from Colombian couturier Alfredo Barraza, but more importantly I was thrilled she wore her hair down and straight.
So, what did YOU guys think? What were YOUR Favorite Evening Gowns from the "Miss Universe 2013" Live Telecast Top Ten? Let me know below in your comments and why....
Until Next Time!