Miss Gibraltar 2018 finalist Lilly Gomez

15 Jun 2018 | Camilla Suarez

The Miss Gibraltar 2018 pageant has been an unusual one with just three contestants fighting for the crown. However, that did not mean the organization would back out from hosting the pageant, and is carrying on the tradition of crowning a queen.

The official Facebook page of Miss Gibraltar 2018 informed about the same.

Only 3 contestants this year but as confirmed by Culture, the event will take place this year. More detail will follow very soon. Follow this page to ensure you get all the latest about the upcoming show as well as all the images, videos and news of the girls journey to become Miss Gibraltar 2018. On the night of the show exclusive Back Stage images and video only on this page.

On the conclusion of Miss Gibraltar 2018, Miss Gibraltar 2017 Jodie Garcia will crown her successor for the Miss Gibraltar crown. One of the contestants staking her claim at the crown is Lilly Gomez. Lilly was the 2nd to sign up for Miss Gibraltar 2018.


Miss Gibraltar 2018 finalist Lilly Gomez

(Photo Credits: Miss Gibraltar Official)

22-year-old Lilly is a Pisces, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She works as a Legal Assistant and Kids Party Entertainer and can speak English and Spanish. She has always been passionate about fitness and travel, as well as raising funds and awareness for Headway Trust and Breast Cancer Support Group.

Lilly wants to obtain a degree in Journalism and English Literature, and would like to train as a journalist eventually. Entering Miss Gibraltar 2018 had always been a dream of hers she felt that this year was the perfect time for her.

She considers herself to be multi-faceted. Lilly has many different interests which include Fashion, Air Cadets, Contemporary Dance and Body-Combat Training. She has previously modelled for Zandra Rhodes and Caprice. She has also been a member of the Air Cadets and has also done contemporary dance and body combat training. In her spare time Lilly loves to read poetry and listen to music.

The Miss Gibraltar winners receive more than just the crown. 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 1st Princess receives £1,000 cash, and £500 clothing allowance, and the 2nd Princess receives £500 cash, and £500 clothing allowance.

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.