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2018

Star Farrugia crowned Miss Gibraltar 2018

17 Jun 2018 | Camila Suarez

Miss Gibraltar 2018 pageant went through turbulent times as the applicants fell short to even cross the five number mark. The contest that generally receives 6-9 contestants each year, had only 3 applicants this year even after they announced a cash price for the first ten applicants.

However, the organizers stuck to their guns and held the pageant’s grand coronation night on Saturday 16 June, 2018 at 9pm, Grand Battery House. Although the celebration was shorter than usual, the tradition to hold Miss Gibraltar did not break, and a new queen was crowned. At the conclusion of the Miss Gibraltar 2018 pageant, Miss Gibraltar 2017 Jodie Garcia crowned her successor, and winner of Miss Gibraltar 2018, Star Farrugia. Apart from star winning Miss Gibraltar 2018, Lilly Gomez won the award for best interview.

 

 

Star Farrugia crowned Miss Gibraltar 2018

 

Star will now represent Gibraltar at the Miss World 2018 pageant where Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar will crown her successor.

22-year-old Star is an Aries, with dark brown hair and eyes that match them exactly. She works as a receptionist and can speak English and Spanish. She has avid interests in fitness and outdoor activities.

Entering Miss Gibraltar 2018 was something Star did because she had always been told by other contestants how great the experience had been for them and that she would enjoy it as well. She also believes it will encourage her to lead a healthier lifestyle and push boundaries.

She genuinely believed she would enjoy the experience of becoming an ambassador for Gibraltar internationally, and now she would have the chance to live it as well.

The crowned Miss Gibraltar receives £2,000 cash, and £3,500 clothing allowance, and also wins the chance to represent Gibraltar at the Miss World pageant.

The first ever Miss Gibraltar contest was staged in 1959. It was organized by the Vox Newspaper. Won by Viola Abudarham, the first election of a Miss Gibraltar took place at a dance organized at the CFCA hall situated at the southern end of Main Street.

Looking back, many will be shocked to learn that Gibraltar's first ever Miss Gibraltar was married at the time, since it was not until the show was revived in 1964 that the rules, as we know them today applied. In fact the reason for the absence of 4 years is ambiguous, some suggest it was due to lack of response by Gibraltarian girls, while others assure that no producer was willing to take on the challenge.