04 July 2009
Updated: Shanel Debattista Wins Miss Malta 2009
Hail to the new queen of Malta to the Miss World 2009 pageant. Shanel Debattista beamed with pride as she was crowned Miss Malta 2009 in a glittering pageant held in the premises of Montekristo with the participation of 30 beautiful ladies around the island. It was televised live by TV Favourite.
Twenty year-old Debattista, who stands 1.70 meters, is not an amateur of beauty pageants. In fact in 2007, she represented Malta in the Miss Italia Nel Mondo where Antonella Carfi of Switzerland won her title. In 2006, she also competed in this pageant (Miss World Malta 2006) where she finished third. She won especial awards like Miss Photogenic, Miss Babyliss and Miss Peirre Cardin Beaute. In 2005, she competed in Miss Tourism World 2005 in Zimbabwe.
The new queen's court include First Runner-up Sarah Aguis and Second Runner-up Tiffany Pisani.
Completing the Top 5 were Claire Marie Busuttil and Laketiv Divna.
Miss World 2009 will be held in London and Johannesburg, South Africa sometime in December this year.
Thanks to bellezadelmundo.blogspot.com for the top photo.