With the return of Malta at the Miss Universe pageant, twenty-four finalists are currently in training for the grand finale, which will be aired live on ONE on the 26th August, 2016 from the Hilton Malta Conference Centre.

This year’s selection boasts a group of vibrant and engaging young ladies who are sure to wow the judges.

Naomi Dingli – Attard

Naomi is a twenty-one-year old accounts student. She loves going to the gym to keep herself fit, and her favourite celebrity is Angelina Jolie. She’s already represented Malta in China and in Miss Princess of the World in the Czech Republic. Naomi also loves athletics and gymnastics.



Nirvana Avellino – Cospicua

Nirvana is an eighteen-year old student who loves pasta dishes and Kendall Jenner. She enjoys singing and playing volleyball, and would describe herself as a bubbly person who’s determined to succeed in her objectives.



Christine Mifsud – Fgura

Christine is twenty-four years old and enjoys shopping and going to the gym. She’s previously represented Malta over eleven times in international pageants, including Miss Princess of the World, Miss Earth and World Next Top Model. Her favourite dish is chicken and her favourite celebrity is Channing Tatum.



Mirabelle Sultana – Gozo

Mirabelle is an MCAST student who loves swimming and enjoys volleyball. Her favourite celebrity is Kylie Jenner, and loves reading about fashion. She’d describe herself as a very caring person.



Nicolà Grixti – Gżira

Nicolà is a twenty-one-year old visual merchandiser at a fashion outlet. She loves cooking and travelling, and seafood is her favourite food. She’s represented Malta in Miss Supranational and World Next Top Model. Her favourite sports is figure skating.



Lourdes Calleja – Ħamrun

Lourdes is a twenty-five year old beauty therapist who enjoys going for long walks, practising gymnastics and pasta dishes. She’d describe herself as very energetic and friendly. Her favourite celebrity is Sandra Bullock.



Melissa Borg – Iklin

Melissa is twenty-one years old. She loves pasta and enjoys running and swimming. She’d describes herself as a very loyal and cheerful person. Her favourite celebrity is Angelina Jolie.



Maria Victoria Muscat – Lija

Maria Victoria is a twenty-five-year old nurse. She loves reading and travelling. She’d like to win the Miss Universe Malta title in order to inspire people in believing in themselves to follow their dreams and goals.



Sara Abela – Msida

Sara is a twenty-one year old MCAST student who loves photo modelling and watching basketball. She’s very honest with a lot of self-confidence, and enjoys swimming and pop music. She also enjoys traditional Chinese cuisine.



Jeanelle Camilleri – Naxxar

Jeanelle is a twenty-four year old real estate agent who loves practising gymnastics. She’s a meat lover and enjoys visiting far away lands such as Australia. Her favourite celebrity is Christina Aguilera.



Andra Ionita – Qawra

Andra is twenty-five years old. She enjoys reading and travelling, and is fluent in various languages, namely Romanian, English and Italian. She’d describe herself as very friendly with a bubbly personality.



Laura Grech – Qormi

Laura is a twenty-two year old relations manager. She enjoys playing badminton and loves swimming. Her favourite celebrity is Robbie Williams, and would describe herself as having a very outgoing personality.



Clara Cachia – San Ġwann

Clara is a twenty-year old student who loves pizza and shopping. This is her first ever beauty pageant, and would say that she’s a very sensitive person. Her favourite celebrity is Jennifer Lopez.



Natalia Galea – St Venera

Natalia is a student with a very outgoing personality who enjoys acting and singing. She loves going for long walks and travelling, and her favourite celebrity is Beyonce.



Letizia Genovese – Senglea

Letizia is twenty-one years old and loves pasta dishes. Her hobbies include watching football, dancing and going on shopping sprees. She’d describe herself as a very caring person.



Jeanette Cherrett – Siġġiewi

Jeanette is a twenty-two-year old shopaholic and healthy eater. She loves practising boxing, and has visited various countries, including The Netherlands and Turkey.



Martine Vella – Sliema

Martine is a twenty-four year old tri-lingual teacher with various modelling experiences. Her favourite celebrity is Italian showgirl Belen Rodriguez.



Martha Fenech – St Julian’s

Martha is a twenty-five year old brand PR representative. Her main hobby is travelling abroad and has so far visited thirteen countries, including South Africa when representing Malta in Miss World. Her favourite celebrity is Sophia Loren, and she’d describe herself as a very reliable person with an adventurous drive.



CJ Baldacchino – St Paul’s Bay

CJ is currently pursuing her modelling career. She enjoys piano-playing and sushi, and her favourite celebrity is Ariana Grande. She speaks four different languages, and her biggest dream is to go on a solo trip to the USA.



Dajana Laketic – Swatar

Dajana is a twenty-four-year old HR manager who’d describe herself as a very determined individual who loves discovering new cultures through travel. She had represented Malta in Miss Grand International in Thailand. She speaks six languages including Spanish, Serbian and Macedonian.



Maxine Scerri – Swieqi

Maxine is an ambitious twenty-four year old relations officer who enjoys swimming and exercising at the gym. She’s represented Malta in Miss Intercontinental in Germany.



Oriana Zampa – Valletta

Oriana is a twenty-year old sales advisor. She loves practising gymnastics and athletics, and her favourite super model is Adriana Lima. While she enjoys hip hop and R’n’B, one of her hobbies is doing gel nails on her friend.



Yanica Xuereb – Żebbuġ

Yanica is eighteen years old who’d like to become a professional make up artist in the near future. She enjoys practising boxing and going for horse riding, and her favourite celebrity is Jennifer Lopez.



Francesca Mifsud – Żejtun

Francesca is a nineteen-year old law student at the University of Malta. She practices boxing and muay thai, and her favourite food is sushi. She’s visited over nineteen countries and can’t stop herself from constantly shopping for new pairs of shoes.