My participation in the Miss Malta competition as the official blogger is a very interesting one. I get to see all the action behind the scenes and scrutinize all that goes on.
The programme was filmed in Zabbar and hair and make-up were done at Moi e Tu Hair Salon in Zabbar.
There was a bit of madness going on – the hair team were all at different stations trying to get as much done in as short a time as possible whilst the make-up team, set up all over different parts of the shop, were trying to get everyone’s make-up done, including false eyelashes. Marisa Grima on the other hand, was trying to get all the girls to try on their fashion show outfits and coordinate who would be wearing which outfit.
With all these people milling around, there were obviously some space constraints which increased the madness factor. Nevertheless the operation ‘get the girls ready’ was pulled off in a timely manner and they all looked great. I liked the looks of the different girls. Interesting hairstyles such as waves and crimped hair were used along with smokey eyes and facial contouring.
The format of the programme was changed slightly. As from this week, the fashion show was moved to a slightly earlier time and the beauty team panel time was moved to after the fashion show. Also, from this week until the end of the programme, each week three girls will be the focus of the programme, for this week it was Gessika Vella – Miss Iklin, Alexia Fenech – Miss Hamrun, and Sarah Zerafa – Miss B’Kara. The girls were also given different challenges and games to play on stage throughout the night.
Two of the challenges really interested me. The first challenge (between two groups of two) involved creating a hair style on a hair mannequin and was won by the team made up of Miss Sliema and Miss Kappara. For the second challenge, the girls (two groups of two) were asked to finish off a make-up look (on a real person) by adding contouring lipstick and false lashes – in 30 seconds. This was won by the team made up of Miss Hamrun and Miss Zurrieq.
I really loved this week’s fashion show, the cream outfits really popped against summer tans and the smokey eye make-up lent a lovely contrast. There was a lovely range of cream outfits, ranging from lace dress, anoraks, jersey tops and suits, this means there was a touch of girliness in some outfits whilst in others it was all about style and elegance.