Miss Gibraltar

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Miss Gibraltar Organization
TypeBeauty pageant
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]

International competition

1st vice–Miss Gibraltar 2022 Jaylynn Cruz, the first Gibraltar candidate at Miss Grand International.

The winners of Miss Gibraltar competed at Miss Universe from 1981 to 1990. In 1984 Jessica Palao awarded Congeniality award at Miss Universe 1984 at James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, United States.

In 2009, the 59th Miss World pageant was held on December 12, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. 112 contestants worldwide 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 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 the 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.[2]

Besides the main winners, the pageant's runners-up were occasionally sent to compete at the international stage, such as the 2013 1st runner-up, Jamielee Randall, who was placed among the top 15 finalists at Miss International 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, and the 2022 1st runner-up, Jaylynn Cruz, was sent to compete at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam.[3]


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 Gómez
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
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 Finalist & People's Choice
2014 Shyanne Azzopardi
2015 Hannah Bado
2016 Kayley Mifsud
2017 Jodie Garcia[4]
2018 Star Farrugia
2019 Celine Bolaños
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2021 Janice Sampere[5]
2022 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2022
2023 Faith Torres[6]


  1. ^ "Miss Gibraltar history". Government of Gibraltar. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Gibraltar will release a Miss World stamp". World Stamp News. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Jaylynn Cruz (1st Princess Miss Gibraltar pageant) Interview". Globemagazinegib.com. Globe Magazine Gibraltar. 10 January 2023. Archived from the original on 3 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Jodie Garcia crowned Miss Gibraltar 2017".
  5. ^ "Janice Sampere is crowned Miss Gibraltar 2021". chronicle.gi. 8 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Faith Torres crowned Miss Gibraltar 2022". gbc. 17 September 2022. Archived from the original on 18 September 2023.

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