The small archipelagic nation in the western Indian Ocean will make a comeback at Miss Universe after decades of absence. The last Seychellois beauty to compete at Miss Universe was Maria Payet and it was back in 1995 when Windhoek, Namibia hosted the pageant. Gabriella Gonthier is 24 years of age and has a degree in International Business.

Gabriella Gonthier is a model and is involved in several non-governmental organizations such as Ocean Governance Youth Group and Mental Health Associations. She hails from the capital city of Mahe.

Seychelles is ranked 136th at the Big5 Ranking. The country is far more active at Miss World where it raked most of its points and even hosted the Miss World 1997 pageant. It is yet to compete at the Miss Earth and Miss Supranational pageants.