It has been less than a month since 25-year-old Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 at the pageant held in Moscow, but the Venezuelan told Enstars on Nov. 3 that she already has much to be thankful for after being given the honor.
The beauty queen on Tuesday night attended a gala dinner for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the Global Impact Award for her leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Isler works with the foundation to spread its cause.
"I feel blessed because tonight is a special night. I'm glad to have the opportunity to work one year with this charity cause," she said. "In January, I will travel around the world to promote the AIDS and HIV awareness program...I hope to give me heart to the people."
Speaking about her role as Miss Universe and the responsibility it entails, the Venezuelan said she is enjoying herself but that it can get hard at times. At the same time, she is trying to make the most of her year-long stay in New York as Miss Universe.
"It's work, it's not easy," she explained. "Since I arrived in New York I've been busy with my media tour, unpacking my stuff, [getting to] know the people in the office... I like the city. I had time to take the subway. But I have one year to know all the things I want to know about New York. I'm so excited."
After Enstars helped explain to her the definition of being "starstruck," she talked about her recent experience at the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards and who she was excited to meet there.
"This is my third week as Miss Universe but I [already] had the opportunity to be at the Latin Grammys so I met a lot of Latin artists so it was really good experience. Marc Anthony, Ricki martin, Miguel Bose and Carlos Vives."
Isler then admitted the hardest part about being Miss Universe: the pressure.
"It's that you have all the world watching you and you have to be the best ambassador and best role model as you can so all the people can follow your steps."