We are on absolute tenterhooks for the 6th June to arrive, as must be the 20 finalists of this year’s Miss Malta. The final three winners will be representing Malta in an international beauty pageant, and the top winner will certainly be raising her profile during the coming year. Here’s a quick look at who’s who from the selection of enchanting ladies in this year’s competition.
MISS ATTARD – NAOMI DINGLI
Here’s a lady with a lot of drive and passion for what she does. She plans on running her own business and considers herself to be a very independent, risk-taking and ambitious person. Her hobbies include athletics and travelling, and her favourite food is sushi.
MISS BALZAN – SARAH MERCIECA
Sarah is appreciative of those who have always supported her and given her a helping hand. Winning Miss Malta would be an outstanding achievement and she would certainly do us proud in representing us. She enjoys long walks and cycling, and she loves king prawns.
MISS BIRKIRKARA – ANA KLARA ZAMMIT CORDINA
Ana Klara is willing to push all boundaries to achieve her dreams. She believes confidence is key for modelling, and she is working towards progressing her charity work to help those in need. Her hobbies include dancing and volleyball, and is also a sushi lover.
MISS BIRZEBBUGA – CHRISTABELLE TABONE
A humble and generous person, Christabelle cares for the well-being of her loved ones. She wants this experience as a Miss Malta contestant to help boost her confidence, and looks forward to raising a family and seeing the world with them. She also enjoys doing nail art and her favourite food is chicken.
MISS BUGIBBA – CELINE MUSCAT
In challenging situations, Celine strives to show her strength as best she can, but she also considers herself to be a sensitive person and a perfectionist. She enjoys dancing and loves pasta.
MISS GOZO – JAINIS DE BRINCAT
Jainis is from Xewkija, Gozo and she’s proud to be representing all Gozitans in this competition. She describes herself as unique, bubbly and outgoing. She is fluent in Spanish and her hobbies include travelling, exploring different cultures and basketball. Her favourite food are shrimps.
MISS GZIRA – NICOLA GRIXTI
Nicola is an adventurous soul who is loyal to the core. She likes to live for the moment and always looks forward to new experiences, and she would very much like to become a Victoria’s Secret angel. She loves playing football and is passionate about photo modelling. Her favourite food is seafood.
MISS KAPPARA – TARNIEM ESKANDER
Tarniem is a bubbly and friendly lady who loves making new friends. She will soon be graduating and is working towards establishing her career. Her hobbies include handball, and she’s travelled to Italy, Germany and Egypt. Tarniem is a devout pizza lover.
MISS MARSASCALA – JUSTINE CAMILLERI
Justine has a caring and nurturing nature with a funny bone that often gets her into quirky scenarios. Her biggest priority is her family and she would like to get married and raise a child of her own. She enjoys dancing and kickboxing, and her favourite food is pasta.
MISS MELLIEHA – CAROLINE BONANNO
Caroline is passionate about working out and keeping herself physically fit. Born in Canada and raised in Malta, she’s very proud to be representing her home town, Mellieha. She is aspiring to read a Master’s degree in sports or education. Her hobbies include shopping and netball. She is also a sushi lover.
MISS MOSTA – LETIZIA MUSCAT
Letizia likes to keep herself occupied and thrives on a busy schedule. She describes herself as energetic which would come in handy when she opens her own nursery school, in order to work closely with children. Her hobbies include tennis, netball, reading and travelling, and she is a meat lover.
MISS MSIDA – NICOLE BUHAGIAR
Nicole likes nothing better than to make her friends smile with her bubbly personality and to live for the moment. She would like to start a family of her own, and she enjoys water sports and dancing, both which help her keep fit and in shape. Her favourite food is pasta.
MISS QAWRA – STEPHANIE PORTELLI
Both a linguist and a musician, Stephanie speaks four languages, including Latin and Greek, and can also play the piano. Her main aim in life to be happy – to her, happiness is the key to a bright life. She loves watching figure skating, and her hobbies include gymnastics and dancing. She is also a sushi lover.
MISS QORMI – YANICA MC KAY
Yanica is a happy-go-lucky sort who embraces new and enlightening challenges. She loves the adrenaline of watching car racing, and she also loves singing and performing onstage. She plans on moving to London, and her favourite food is pasta.
MISS SLIEMA – NATALYA GALDES
With her loud and outgoing personality, Natalya loves entertaining her friends and keeping them happy. She adores singing and would love to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. This pageant has helped her gain self-confidence, even though she is a hard headed person. She absolutely loves meat dishes.
MISS ST. JULIAN’S – RHIANNON BARTELL
Rhiannon is a loyal person who is very much family-oriented. Born to a Maltese father and Australian mother, she moved to Malta to find her dream job, and she is now a graduate. She is a die-hard karate fan, as she is also into fitness. She is also a pizza lover.
MISS ST. PAUL’S BAY – LOUISA ABELA
Louisa sees herself as an achiever, and is very adventurous and loves travelling the world. Her dream is to spend a day with a celebrity to get an insight into the world of fame, but she does intend to happily marry. She enjoys dancing, and her favourite cuisine is Indian.
MISS TARXIEN – ERICA AQUILINA
Erica endeavours to maintain her fit physical condition and shape through gymnastics, and her adventurous personality fuels her dream to travel the world. She is currently taking courses to help her upgrade her position in the workplace, and her favourite food is pasta.
MISS VALLETTA – NATHALIE CAMILLERI
Nathalie is a caring person who always looks out for others in need. Her passion is photo modelling, and she also loves to keep herself fit. She also enjoys watching football and her favourite destinations are the Italian regions. She sees herself as a full time mum in the future, and she has a penchant for lasagna.
MISS ZABBAR – FABIENNE BEZZINA
Fabienne is loyal and trustworthy, but has a great sense of motivation and is always ready to face new challenges. Her hobbies include netball, gym and car racing. Her favourite dish is swordfish.