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Miss Universe Malta 2023 is Ella Portelli of St. Julians

Miss St. Julians, Ella Portelli, was crowned Miss Universe Malta 2023 in a national competition held on Friday, June 30 at the Hilton Malta in St. Julian's. The 24-year-old interior designer bested 24 other competitors to win the national title. She will now represent her country at the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) in El Salvador later this year. Julia Ann Cluett of Floriana and Ntombi Malinga of San Gwann were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Rebecca Camilleri of Sliema, Amy Spiteri of Ghaxaq, and Greta Craus of Rabat rounded out the Top 6 finalists. Last year's titleholder who bagged the Miss Congeniality award at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Maxine Formosa Gruppetta, relinquished her reign at the end of the event. The new Miss Universe Malta joined the pageant to "empower and inspire others to never stop believing in themselves and to show that you can do anything you set your mind to." "If I could spread

Malta's Maxine Formosa Gruppetta to wear 'Maltese Lira' costume at 71st Miss Universe

Miss Universe Malta 2022 Maxine Formosa Gruppetta will be wearing the national costume inspired by the Maltese lira at the 71st Miss Universe pageant. The Maltese lira was the official currency of Malta from 1972 until 2008 when it was officially replaced by the euro. Banknotes issued by the Government of Malta and then by the Central Bank of Malta were written in English up to 1972. From 1973 to 1985, they were written in Maltese on the obverse (with the currency identified as lira), and in English on the reverse (identifying the currency as pound). Maltese was used on both sides from 1986 to 2007. Maxine's national costume features a big back piece in the shape of a coin that depicts the Maltese coat of arms signifying the courage and determination of the country. The year 2000 on the coin symbolizes the year when she was born. Her dress is a collection piece from the world-renowned Maltese fashion designer duo Charles & Ron . It depicts the LM 10 banknote which has been digi

Miss Universe Malta 2023: Meet the contestants

The sash presentation ceremony of the Miss Universe Malta 2023 pageant was held on Sunday, November 6 at The Brewhouse Malta in Birkirkara, Central Region. A total of 24 contestants received their official sashes with the names of the cities and towns they represent. One of them will succeed this year's appointed Miss Universe Malta, Maxine Formosa, who will compete at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this January. The next Miss Universe Malta will be sent to the 72nd Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2023) whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Meet the contestants vying for the national title: ATTARD - Jodie Saliba BIRKIRKARA - Sneje-Ana Coulaud BIRZEBBUGA - Maria Cassar FLORIANA - Julia Ann Cluett GHARGHUR - Jessica Micallef GHAXAQ - Amy Spiteri GZIRA - Carolina Estrada HAMRUN - Angela Dimech MARSASCALA - Isabella Emilie MSIDA - Angie Cabrera NAXXAR - Dhalia Borg PEMBROKE - Adele Scerri QORMI - Nicole Ellul RABAT - Greta Craus SAN GWANN - N

Miss Universe 2022: Meet the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta and the Philippines

Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st edition of the Miss Universe pageant and around 10 delegates have already been selected to represent their respective countries and territories. Who will succeed India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu as Miss Universe? Here are the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta, and the Philippines: Miss Universe Canada 2022 is Chinese-Canadian Amelia Tu who hails from Vancouver, BC. She is 20-year-old biology and business student at Universe of California, Berkeley who enjoys exploring different genres of dance. Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal is a 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio. She won the Señorita Colombia title in 2019 and was expected to compete in Miss Universe 2020 but unfortunately, the national franchise changed owners and a first-ever Miss Universe Colombia competition took place in Barranquilla. Miss Universe Malta 2022 Maxine Formosa Gruppetta is a 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's. She was

Miss Universe Malta 2022 is Maxine Formosa Gruppetta

Maxine Formosa Gruppetta was officially announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 in a special press conference and crowning ceremony held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's on Sunday, April 10. The 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's was second runner-up during last year's Miss Universe Malta competition. She succeeds Jade Cini and will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. "I am so grateful to the [Miss Universe Malta] organization for giving me this wonderful opportunity to represent my country at [Miss Universe]. I promise to make Malta proud," she shared on social media after her coronation. Photos: Lindsey Bahia / Miss Universe Malta

Newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 to be revealed on April 10

Miss Universe Malta national organizers announced today that the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 will be revealed on Sunday, April 10. Who will succeed last year's winner Jade Cini (photo above) and represent Malta at Miss Universe 2022 later this year? The crowning ceremony takes place in a press conference which will be held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's. Photo: SnapArt Photography / Miss Universe Malta