DONNA BORG LEYLAND, 21 years old, from Attard was crowned winner for Miss World Malta 2013, at the Hilton Conference Centre on Saturday 27th April.
Miss World Malta 2013, that was organized by Modelle International under the direction of Sue Rossi and Claudia Calleja, was the eighteenth edition of this national Maltese contest.
This is the only contest which entitles a Maltese representative to participate in the Miss World International Beauty Pageant.
The finals of Miss World will be held on the 28th September in Indonesia, where Malta will be participating among 120 other countries, in front of 2.5 billion televiewers.
The newly crowned Miss World Malta, Donna Borg Leyland, was also awarded with the titles – Miss Truimph by J.Piccinino and presented with an I Phone 5; Best Catwalk Model sponsored by Charles Grech Ltd.
Runner-up Maria Galea, also winner for the title Best Physique by Activezone, was followed by third place winner Christine Mifsud.
Winners for other titles are:
Stephanie Portelli for Miss Personality
Valentina Buhagiar for Best Appearance by Smart Skin Clinic; and Beautiful Hair by Screen Hair Products
Martine Vella for Gold Inglot Award by Paco Rabanne Lady Million; and Miss Ayur Veda
Caroline Schembri for Best Photogenic Looks
Pearl Haber for Miss Public Opinion; and Face Of Golden Rose
Jainis Debrincat for Favourite Model Online by eve.com.mt
Antonella Sciberras for Beauty With A Purpose Award
All the 25 contestants paraded in exclusive evening wear for judging time, where 15 semi-finalists were chosen to take part in the swimwear contest sponsored by Triumph, represented by J.Piccinino. The 7 finalists that were selected delivered their message in English and then the the winner was finally announced. They were judged by renowned Maltese and foreign personalities.
The show was compared by Quinton Scerri and Sarah Agius.
The audience also appreciated fashion shows from different Houses: Mangano, 7 Camicie, Party 21; and a collection of swimwear by J.Piccinino, Label C and Beaver Boutique.
A team of hairdressers were responsible for the contestant’s hair: Steph Hair Design, MAF Hairdressing, The Hair Room, Goldwell Hair & Academy, Ascione Hair & Nails, Paxanas, Innovations by Ro, JHS Hair & Beauty.
Natasha Polidano and her team were responsible for Make-up sponsored by Golden Rose.
Special thanks go also to Nexos, DJS Trading, and Net TV for the live transmission and the staff at Hilton Malta.