Miss Gibraltar is an annual national beauty pageant that selects representative for the Miss World pageant. The first Miss Gibraltar pageant was held in 1959, however it did not resume until 1964. The winner represents Gibraltar at the Miss World pageant.
Miss Gibraltar pageant is produced by Santos Productions for the Ministry of Culture at the Alameda Open Air Theatre. The first ever Miss Gibraltar contest was organised by the Vox Newspaper. Won by Viola Abudarham, the first election of Miss Gibraltar took place at a dance organised at the CFCA hall situated at the southern end of Main Street. One of the shocking facts is that the first Miss Gibraltar was married at the time she won the crown. It was only after the pageant was resumed in 1964, the rules were modified.
Gibraltar so far holds only one Miss World title to its name, which was in 2009 won by Kaiane Aldorino. Kaiane speaks both English and Spanish and enjoys playing netball and training at the gym. The reigning Miss Gibraltar is Hannah Bado, who will crown her successor at the finals of Miss Gibraltar 2016 to be held on June 4’ 2016.