By James Paladino (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Dec 25, 2012 07:03 PM EST

History: Brazil's Gabriela Markus, 24, was raised in Teutonia, Brazil. The fourth runner-up currently attends the University of State of Rio Grande do Sul for Food Engineering.

Interests: Markus's interests include theatre, film, and music. She also has experience with German dance and jazz dance. Gabriella also maintains a collection of cups from wherever she travels, according to her official biography.

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Q&A Answer: When asked if wearing swimsuits in a public forum reduced women to sexual objects, Markus replied: "I believe that it is not in just the way that we dress that we show our true selves. We can show our character if we are using an evening gown or a bikini. The important thing is to show everyone the people we are inside in our hearts."

Personal Quote: "I keep this quote in mind and consider it my motto: 'Believe in yourself and fly. When we believe in our goals and dreams, we must trust in ourselves."

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