Maria Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela 2013, is crowned by Irene Esser, Miss Venezuela 2012. Twin sisters?

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Venezuela crowned its representatives for Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth on August 30 in Caracas. Miss Venezuela (Universe) 2013 is Gabriela Isler, Miss Guarico. She is 24 years old, 1.79 m-tall, and hails from the city of Maracay, Aragua. Many fans commenting the pageant on the internet noted the resemblance of Isler with the winner from last year, who will compete in Miss Universe 2012. Gabriela will get ready to compete in Miss Universe 2013.

Ellen Herrera, Miss Aragua, finished in 2nd place, winning the title Miss Venezuela International 2013.  She is 21 years old and 1.84 m-tall. Miss Earth Venezuela 2013 (3rd place) is Alyz Henriyh, Miss Falcon, who will go on to compete in Miss Earth next year.

Miss Tachira, Ivana Vale, finished in 4th place, and Miss Yaracy, Maria Julia Alvarez, was ranked 5th.

For the first time in years Miss Venezuela World, usually the 1st runner-up to Miss Venezuela (Universe), was not crowned during the national pageant. A separate selection will take place to choose Miss Venezuela World 2013.

See photos from the event, courtesy of UOL. CLICK HERE