Gabriela Isler, the freshly-crowned Miss Universe 2013 began her duties today in Moscow by posing in the famous million dollar swimsuit, according to AFP. The beautiful 25-year-old posed and twirled around in the suit for photographers that were there to get a shot of the jewel-studded costume.
"I feel very happy to share my first day as Miss Universe," Isler said. "I'm a simple girl. I am just come to have fun, to enjoy the moment -- and here I am."
She may be happy to share her first day, but she's also probably a little tired. She admitted to reporters, at a celebratory ceremony on the day after being crowned, that that she had stayed up all night talking to friends and family on the phone after her big win.
The photo shoot was in a Moscow hotel. Isler wore the white cut-away swimming costume featuring an emerald pendant and swirls of diamonds and rubies with a fur boa wrapped around the hips.
"It's very simple but very elegant, so it's like me," she said. "I'm still asking, 'Where are those guards?', because I'll run with it."
"We do have armed guards, so don't get any ideas," the president of the Miss Universe organisation, Paula Shugart said of the $1 million dollar suit that is encrusted with over 900 stones.
Isler said she felt honored to be the contest's seventh winner from her country of Venezuela. She beat out 85 other contestants with her dazzling looks in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. However, her answer to the question about her biggest fear may have been the clencher. She said, "We should overcome all our fears and this in turn will make us much stronger."
Gabriela Isler is not only enjoying her fame from being crowned Miss Universe, which in itself is pretty huge. She is also the new face of an Italian lingerie company, Yamamay.
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