Maxine Formosa Gruppetta crowned Miss Universe Malta 2022

11 Apr 2022 | Camilla Suarez



The Miss Universe Malta organization hosted the press release and official coronation ceremony for the 2022 edition yesterday, where Maxine Formosa Gruppetta was crowned as Miss Universe Malta 2022 as she succeeded Miss Universe Malta 2021 Jade Cini for the title. As the newly appointed queen, Maxine will represent Malta at the 71st Miss Universe pageant.

After being crowned, Maxine took to her social media to share, “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!”



Hailing from the village of St Julian’s, 21 years-old Maxine currently works at a Law Firm as a Legal Assistant/Administrator. At the young age of 13, she went to live on her own in the UK to pursue a songwriting career where she was badly bullied. She later returned back to her family in Malta.

A beginner in pageantry, Maxine placed as 2nd Runner-up at the Miss Universe Malta 2021 competition, which was her first pageant ever. The diva dedicates her crowning to her father, who passed away due to a sudden fatal heart attack, just three months after her participation last year. She also dedicates her achievement to her grandmother, who had pushed her towards participating last year, but unfortunately passed away from cancer just few months before the finale show.



Apart from the glam, Maxine enjoys working out at the gym, doing yoga and playing padel. She is a huge dog lover. She will now prepare for her stint at the international platform, Miss Universe 2022, which will take place later this year.

Congratulations queen!