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Venezuelan Crowned Miss Universe

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Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, with and pageant owner Donald Trump, Moscow, Nov. 9, 2013.

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, with and pageant owner Donald Trump, Moscow, Nov. 9, 2013.

A 25-year-old television announcer from Venezuela has been crowned Miss Universe at a glittering ceremony in Moscow.

Gabriela Isler was chosen the winner Saturday from 86 contestants at the show, watched by millions of viewers around the world.

Isler edged out finalists from Spain, Brazil, Ecuador and the Philippines to take the crown in its 61st edition of the pageant.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Isler on Twitter, calling her title a "triumph" for the nation.

Venezuela has won more major international beauty competitions than any other nation, including now seven Miss Universe titles.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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