The four month journey for Miss Universe Malta culminated with the spectacular crowning of Martha Fenech from St. Julian’s.
Above: Jeff Francalanza, Martha Fenech and Alan J. Darmanin
The twenty-five year old beauty defeated the other twenty-three contestants during the live broadcast of the show, which is organised by Alan J. Darmanin and Jeff Francalanza from Glow Promotions, who are also the Miss Universe Malta licence holders, and have been in the industry for the past eleven years.
Ms Fenech, who was representing her locality of St. Julian’s, also won the Miss Personality title. She was followed by Christine Mifsud from Fgura in second place and Dajana Laketic from Swatar in third. All three gave an outstanding performance.
Above: Jeff, Christine, Martha, Dajana and Alan.
Malta will be making its return to the biggest international beauty pageant after an absence of fifteen years, having last participated in 2001.
During the finale, the contestants modelled in their evening gowns and swimsuits, for which they were narrowed down into fifteen semi-finalists, ending up with the top 3 candidates who underwent the engaging questions round.
Martha will now be preparing herself for the international Miss Universe pageant where she will compete with more than 90 other candidates from all over the globe. As the reigning Miss Universe Malta, she was awarded with the biggest prizes package ever given in a beauty pageant on the Maltese Islands, including a campaign for Inglot which will be distributed in over 500 outlets in over 100 countries in all five continents. She will also have a whole year packed with incredible activities, television appearances and interviews on local magazines and newspapers.
Above/below: Christine and Martha, final round.
Above: Martha Fenech – Miss Universe Malta 2016
Photography by: SnapArt by Benjamin Sant