Gabriela Isler
Isler in 2013
Born
María Gabriela de Jesús Isler Morales

OccupationDirector of Miss Venezuela (2018–present)
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Title
Major
competition(s)
  • Miss Venezuela 2012 (Winner)
  • Miss Universe 2013 (Winner)

María Gabriela de Jesús Isler Morales (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβɾjela isˈleɾ]) is a Venezuelan beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe 2013, she was previously crowned Miss Venezuela 2012 and is the seventh Miss Universe of her country.

Isler is the founder of Universe of Blessings Fund, a charity organization that helps to educate adolescents in Venezuela.

Early and personal life

Isler was born in the city of Valencia, Venezuela, to a Venezuelan mother and a father of Swiss and German descent.[1][2] Isler grew up in Maracay and holds Swiss citizenship by descent; her paternal grandfather was from Lausanne.[3] She holds a BA in management and marketing from Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. At age 14, she started modeling as a way to cheer her mother and grandmother up after her aunt died.[4]

Isler is the founder and CEO of the Universe of Blessings Fund,[5]

Pageantry

Miss Venezuela 2012

Main article: Miss Venezuela 2012

Isler, who stands 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m),[6] competed as Miss Guárico, one of 24 finalists in Miss Venezuela 2012, on August 30, 2012 in Caracas, winning the Miss Elegance award, and became the ninth Miss Venezuela winner from Guárico. As the winner, she went on to represent Venezuela at Miss Universe 2013.[citation needed]

Miss Universe 2013

Main article: Miss Universe 2013

Isler represented Venezuela at Miss Universe 2013, held on November 9 in Moscow, Russia. She was crowned Miss Universe 2013 by outgoing titleholder Olivia Culpo of the United States. On January 25, 2015, Isler passed her title to Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia 2014 at the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant at FIU Arena, Miami, Florida.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Miss Universe (18 December 2013). "10 Things You Didn't Know About Gabriela Isler". Event occurs at 2:34 – via YouTube. I'm not 100% Venezuelan. [I'm] a quarter-Swiss and a quarter-German.
  2. ^ Fenner, James (10 November 2013). "Miss Universe 2013: 5 Facts About the Venezuelan and Post-Competition Reactions". Guardian Liberty Voice. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ "La Miss Univers 2013 a aussi la nationalité suisse". Tribune de Genève. tdg.ch. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Gabriela Isler: the woman behind the Miss Universe 2013 title". gbtimes.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ "The Universe of Blessings Fund". GenFKD. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013". Miss Universe. 10 October 2020. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Olivia Culpo Miss Universe 2013 Succeeded by Paulina Vega Preceded by Irene Esser Miss Venezuela 2012 Succeeded by Migbelis Castellanos Preceded byBlanca Aljibes Miss Guárico 2012 Succeeded byMichelle Bertolini