Miss Gibraltar

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Miss Gibraltar
Miss Gibraltar logo.png
Logo of the Miss Gibraltar event
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Official language
Key people
Gibraltar Cultural Services

Miss Gibraltar is a national beauty pageant in Gibraltar.


The first Miss Gibraltar pageant was held in 1959, however, it did not resume until 1964; the winner represents her nation at Miss World annually.[1]

Miss Gibraltar[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Miss Gibraltar 2012, Jessica Baldachino at the Gibraltar Day in London
Year Miss Gibraltar Notes
1959 Viola Abudarham
1964 Lydia Davis
1965 Rosemary Viñales
1966 Grace Valverde
1967 Laura Bassadone
1968 Sandra Sanguinetti
1969 Marliou Chiappe
1970 Carmen Gomez
1971 Lisette Chipolina
1972 Rosemary Catania
1973 Josephine Rodriguez
1974 Patricia Orfila
1975 Lilian Lara
1976 Rosemary Parody
1977 Lourdes Holmes
1978 Rosanna Bonfante
1979 Audrey Lopez
1980 Yvette Dominguez
1981 Michelle Lara
1982 Louise Gillingwater
1983 Jessica Palao Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe 1984
1984 Karina Hollands
1985 Gail Francis
1986 Dominique Martinez
1987 Maite Sanchez
1988 Tatiana Desoiza
1989 Audrey Gingel
1990 Sarah Yeats
1991 Ornella Costa
1992 Michelle Torres
1993 Jenifer Ainsworth
1994 Melissa Berllaque
1995 Monique Chiara
1996 Samantha Lane
1997 Rossanna Ressa
1998 Melanie Soiza
1999 Abigail Garcia
2000 Tessa Sacramento
2001 Luann Richardson
2002 Natalie Monteverde
2003 Kim Falzun
2004 Helen Gustafson
2005 Melanie Chipolina
2006 Hayley O`Brien
2007 Danielle Perez
2008 Krystle Robba
2009 Kaiane Aldorino Miss World 2009
2010 Larissa Dalli
2011 Michelle Gillingwater Pedersen
2012 Jessica Baldachino
2013 Maroua Kharbouch Top 6 and People's Choice Award at Miss World 2013
2014 Shyanne Azzopardi
2015 Hannah Bado
2016 Kayley Mifsud Top 24 Miss World Sport at Miss World 2016
2017 Jodie Garcia[2]
2018 Star Farrugia
2019 Celine Bolaños TBA

Miss Gibraltar International[edit]

Began in 2012 the Miss Gibraltar decided to send its first runner-up to Miss International pageant.

Year Miss International Gibraltar Notes
2012 Kerrianne Massetti
2013 Jamielee Randall Top 15
2014 Kristy Torres
2015 Bianca Pisharello
2016 Joseanne Bear
2017 Tessa Britto
2018 Lilly Gomez Withdrew
2019 Janice Sampere TBA

Miss Gibraltar Universe[edit]

At one point, Miss Gibraltar also sent delegates to Miss Universe. With the winner of Miss Gibraltar competing the year after she competed at Miss World.[citation needed]

Year Miss Universe Gibraltar Notes
1981 Yvette Domínguez[3]
1983 Louise Gillingwater[4]
1984 Jessica Palao[5] Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe 1984
1985 Karina Hollands[6]
1986 Gail Francis[7]
1988 Maite Sanchez[8]
1989 Tatiana Desoiza[9]
1990 Audrey Gingel[10]
1991 Sarah Yeats Did not compete[11]
1992 Ornella Costa Did not compete[12]

Best Result[edit]

Miss Gibraltar 2009, Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino during her homecoming celebrations in Gibraltar, 17 December 2009.
Miss Gibraltar Pageant Placement
Kaiane Aldorino Miss World 2009 Winner

The 59th Miss World pageant was held on 12 December 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. 112 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant’s history. Gibraltar’s Kaiane Aldorino, aged 23, was crowned Miss World 2009. Kaiane won Miss World Beach Beauty en route to the top prize sparking off mass celebrations in Gibraltar as the population watched the event unfold live on television.

Kaiane was flown to Gibraltar from London on a private jet on 17 December where she was greeted at Gibraltar Airport by Government, family and friends. From there, Kaiane was paraded down Main Street in an open-top car (the same one used by Charles and Diana when they visited Gibraltar to embark the Royal Yacht Britannia to start their honeymoon cruise) preceded by the band of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and then appeared at the City Hall balcony; the celebrations culminated with a fireworks display from Gibraltar Harbour.

As a tribute to Kaiane Aldorino, the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau issued a special sheet of stamps.[13]


  1. ^ "Miss Gibraltar history". Government of Gibraltar. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.gbc.gi/news/jodie-garcia-crowned-miss-gibraltar-2017
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207055100/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1981.htm
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120205230918/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1983.htm
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207054604/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1984.htm
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207055106/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1985.htm
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120212024339/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1986.htm
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207054609/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1988.htm
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120124140221/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1989.htm
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207054614/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1990.htm
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120217133940/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1991.htm
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120207055116/http://www.pageantopolis.com/international/Universe_1992.htm
  13. ^ "Gibraltar will release a Miss World stamp". World Stamp News. Retrieved 26 June 2011.

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