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Miss Malta

Miss Malta
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Miss Earth
Official language
Joanne Parascandalo
Vince Taliana

Miss Malta is a national beauty pageant in Malta.


The Miss Malta contest was established in 1963 by the late George & Deggie Gatt Mangion as GM Productions. Over the years, the contest gave an opportunity to some 980 participants to show off their inner and outer beauty locally and abroad through representing Malta at International Beauty Contests around the World. Mrs Joanne Parascandalo has now the exclusive rights of the national pageant Miss Malta. In 2016 Edition the organization of such a prestigious contest is under the management of Glamorous Entertainment, directed by Mr Vince Taliana who took over the complete organization of the event with the aim to re-brand it and give it a new and complete makeover. Glamorous Entertainment has been in the modelling industry since 2002, organizing various beauty pageants and events. Glamorous Entertainment has in the past participated in many international beauty pageants like Mrs Universe, Mrs Europe, Mrs Globe, Mrs Commonwealth, Mr Universe Model and Miss Earth.

Miss Malta is the eldest pageant in Malta celebrating its 53 rd year this year. Miss Malta is the only pageant which gives emphasis to the various localities around Malta and our sister island Gozo. Mayors of the various local councils will fully support their respective contestant. Miss Malta will be televised live on national television.

Miss Malta is not linked with any other contest or organization being held in Malta and no other contest can represent his model as MISS MALTA.

National franchises

In the early years the winner participated in Miss World pageant. Between the years 1968 and 2001 the Miss Malta winners participated in the Miss Universe pageant,returning to the pageant in 2016. Rosalie Theuma was the last Maltese representative in Miss Universe. After this, starting from the year 2013,[1] the Miss Malta winner took part in Miss Intercontinental and managed to make it into the Top 15 semi-finalists in the year 2007 with Jasmin Schellmann.[2] Previously, Miss Malta also handled Miss World, Miss International and Miss Europe contests. As from 2016 the winner of Miss Malta will be the national ambassador during the Miss Earth pageant.


Miss Universe Malta

The winner of Miss Universe Malta automatically represents Malta at the Miss Universe. The license holders of the Miss Universe Malta title are Glow Promotions directed by Alan J. Darmanin and Jeff Francalanza. The Miss Universe Malta organisation has nothing to do with the Miss Malta organisation. The following is a list of all Miss Universe Malta titleholders since 2016.

Year Miss Universe Malta Local council First Runner-up Local council Second Runner-up Local council
2018 Francesca Mifsud Żejtun Lyann Llies Qawra Marilena Gauci Mellieħa
2017 Tiffany Pisani Attard Caricia Sammut Rabat Alexia Pauline Tabone Tarxien
2016 Martha Fenech St Julian's Christine Mifsud Fgura Dajana Laketic Swatar

Miss Earth Malta

The following is a list of all Miss Malta titleholders. Miss Malta winners between 1968 and 2001 competed at the Miss Universe pageant. Nowadays the winner of Miss Malta competes at the Miss Earth pageant.

Year Miss Earth Malta Local council First Runner-up Local council Second Runner-up Local council
2017 Yanika Azzopardi Bugibba Jessica Gherxi Naxxar Naomi Hammett Lija
2016 Christie Refalo Luqa Bernadette Bajada Valletta Maria Abela Santa Venera
2015 Sarah Mercieca Balzan Nicola Grixti Gzira Louisa Abela St. Paul's Bay
2014 Pearl Haber[3] St Julian's Maria Abela Hamrun Rodianne Gatt Birkirkara
2013 Jade Cini[4] Valletta Natalya Galdes Sliema Mandy Micallef Zurrieq

International pageants

Color key
  •      Declared as winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Universe

Between 1968 and 2001 Miss Malta winners went to Miss Universe. From 2002 to 2015 No Miss Malta in the history. Began in 2016 the winner of Miss Universe Malta goes to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Malta Placement Special Awards
2018 Francesca Mifsud TBD TBD
2017 Tiffany Pisani Unplaced
2016 Martha Fenech Unplaced
2001 Rosalie Theuma Unplaced Miss Europe 2001
2000 Jolene Arpa Unplaced
1999 Dorianne Muscat Unplaced
1998 Carol Cassar Unplaced
1997 Claire Grech Unplaced
1996 Roseanne Farrugia Unplaced
1995 Sonia Massa Unplaced
1994 Paola Camilleri Unplaced
1993 Roberta Borg Unplaced
1992 Julienne Camilleri Unplaced
1991 Michelle Zarb Unplaced
1990 Charmaine Farrugia Unplaced
1989 Sylvana Sammut Pandolfino Unplaced
1988 Stephanie Spiteri Unplaced
1987 Kristina Apap Bologna Unplaced
1986 Antoinette Zerafa Unplaced
1985 Fiona Micallef Unplaced
1984 Marisa Sammut Unplaced
1983 Christine Bonnici Unplaced
1982 Rita Falzon Unplaced
1981 Susanne Galea Unplaced
1980 Isabelle Zammit Unplaced
1979 Dian Borg Bartolo Unplaced
1978 Pauline Lewise Farrugia Unplaced
1977 Jane Benedicta Saliba Unplaced
1976 Mary Grace Ciantar Unplaced
1975 Frances Pace Ciantar Unplaced
1974 Josette Pace Unplaced
1973 Marthese Vigar Unplaced
1972 Doris Abdilla Unplaced
1971 Felicity Celia Carbott Unplaced
1970 Kathlene Farrugia Unplaced
1969 Natalie Quintana Unplaced
1968 Kathlene Farrugia Unplaced

Miss Earth

Began in 2017 the winner of Miss Malta goes to Miss Earth.

Year Miss Malta Placement Special Awards
2018 Yanika Azzopardi TBD TBD
2017 Christie Refalo Unplaced
2016 Natalya Galdes Unplaced
2015 Alexia Fenech Unplaced
2012 Yasmin Falzon Unplaced
2010 Christine Mifsud Unplaced
2009 Alison Gallea Valletta Unplaced
2008 Maria Elena Galea Unplaced

Miss International

Since 1960 one of runners-up or winner in Miss Malta competed to Miss International. Nowadays Malta is absent to Miss International.

Year Miss Malta Placement Special Awards
2003 Nadine Cassar Unplaced
2002 Alison Abela Unplaced
2001 Ruth Spiteri Unplaced
2000 Dominique Desira Unplaced
1999 Catherine Seisan Unplaced
1997 Ramona Bonnici Unplaced
1996 Mary Farrugia Unplaced
1995 Roxanne Sammut Unplaced
1994 Elaine Lanzon Unplaced
1993 Melissa Joanne Portelli Unplaced
1992 Carol Sophie Cutajar Unplaced
1987 Maria Arlette Balzan Unplaced
1980 Mari Rieta Violet Milz Unplaced
1979 Carmen Sue Asciak Unplaced
1977 Rose Bugejja Unplaced
1975 Mary Louis Elull Unplaced
1973 Marimar Zahra Unplaced
1972 Dolores Abdilla Unplaced
1971 Doris Abdilla Unplaced
1970 Cecile Aguis Unplaced
1969 Rose Barpy Unplaced

See also


  1. ^ Caroline (September 29, 2013). "MISS MALTA : JADE CINI IS MISS MALTA 2013". Caroline Fashion styling. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Miss Malta Organization. "HISTORY OF MISS MALTA PAGEANT". Miss Malta Organization. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Pearl Haber, Miss Floriana, is the newly crowned Miss Malta 2014
  4. ^ Jade Cini, the most beautiful Miss Malta ever

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