Near miss for Miss Venezuela

Near miss for Miss Venezuela

The winner of the Miss Universe 2013 pageant had her special crowning moment disrupted after the all-important tiara came tumbling off her head, Britain's Daily Mail reported.

Miss Gabriela Isler from Venezuela managed to catch the crown as it happened and laughed off the moment.

She was presented with the tiara by Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the US, who watched on in shock as the faux pas happened.

Miss Isler, 25, is a Venezuelan TV personality and accomplished flamenco dancer.

This year's pageant was held at a sprawling exhibition hall on the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday.

Miss Patricia Rodrigues of Spain was the runner-up.

Miss Isler beat 86 contestants to take the crown. She said: "I have a lot of emotions. I can't describe all the things that I feel at this moment because I'm shaking."

The panel of judges was led by US rock musician Steven Tyler, who also performed.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Miss Isler on Twitter, calling her title a "triumph" for Venezuela, which has won three of the last six Miss Universe pageants.

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